Best Way to Decide Between All-Weather Floor Mats vs. Carpet

Our staff at George Gee Kia Liberty Lake wanted to help educate drivers as to all the differences in getting new all-weather floor mats or carpeting for their vehicles.

Keeping the flooring in your vehicle can be a tall task when you work at a job where your shoes are usually covered in dirt and mud. The all-weather floor mats are up to the task, however, easily being cleaned by running a hose over each of them. Not only can you keep the inside of the vehicle looking clean, it takes far less time to keep the flooring looking like…
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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?


Our team at George Gee Kia Liberty Lake wanted to pass along some important information about your tire selection as the warmer weather gets here. Summer tires are the preferred choice this season because they are superior to all-season tires in the area of handling, cornering, and braking ability.

The all-season tires have several grooves in the tread, the opposite can be said about summer tires. Fewer groves mean the tire tread has more meat to contact the road. More tread improves handling and will allow your vehicle to stop in a shorter distance too.


 
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What is a Differential and What Does it Do?


The differential works to transfer power from the transmission to the wheels of the car. Depending on your vehicle, there may be one or two differentials at work keeping your ride smooth.

If you begin to hear a grinding noise when steering your vehicle, it could be the fluids in the differential are contaminated or they are low. Either way, the exposed gears working to transfer power are burning and could become a far more costly repair if you ignore the issue for too long.

If you are driving your vehicle often, you are putting a tremendous load on the…
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Importance of the Engine Cooling & Radiator Maintenance Checks


To understand why it is so important to get the cooling system checked on a regular basis, you need to better understand what is actually happening within the system.

The radiator is where the coolant passes to cool off so the temperatures don't get too hot inside the engine block. The wrong radiator cap or the fan not operating correctly, and overheating will occur.

The water pump has to move the engine coolant to the block and radiator, so if the bearings or belts are failing, the entire engine could be compromised.

The thermostat has to regulate the temperatures…
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The Importance of Proper Car Battery Service & Replacement


​The battery in your car is under a tremendous amount of stress these days. Here is why it is important to maintain your car battery.

Unlike decades ago, the car battery today does more than crank over the engine and power on the headlights. The car battery is constantly being drained by USB chargers, digital devices, headlamps, seat warmers, power windows, power locks, and navigation devices. Even after the car is running, the battery is still being utilized to allow you all the comforts and luxuries you've come to expect.

The alternator is supposed to charge the...
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Signs You Should Have Your Brake Pedal Repaired


Every day when you drive, you rely on your brakes to safely bring you to a stop and to keep you and your family safe. That is why we here at George Gee Kia Liberty Lake want to give you two quick tips to recognize when it is time to repair your brake pedal.

First, if you notice your brakes are not as good as normal, you can check the brake lines for air. If air is mixed in with brake fluid, then you may need to press down harder than normal on the brakes. Second, a damaged brake line…
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What Causes the Tire Pressure Indicator to Illuminate?


If the tire pressure sensor detects a change in tire pressure, the indicator lights will go off. Here are a few reasons for the change in pressure.

If something is stuck in the tire, like a nail or a screw, it could cause air to leak out of the tire. Don't try to remove the object, bring the car to George Gee Kia Liberty Lake so they can make the repair properly.

On cold winter days, the outdoor temperature could cause the tire pressure to drop. Usually, this will correct itself when the air temperature warms later in the…
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Fuel Levels In Winter


There are many people that don't enjoy driving much in the winter months simply because of how dangerous it can be. There are vehicles all around you struggling to stay in their lane and sometimes it can be hard to see where you are going. Add to this the potential for getting stuck somewhere in the snow and sometimes it's better to just stay home and stay safe.

However, if you have to head out to work, to pick up your children or to get some food to stock the pantry for a storm, you should make sure…
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Having Trouble Getting that Dashboard Warning Light to Shut Off?


You consider yourself someone who knows a little bit about cars. You do your own oil changes, and have fixed other various problems with your car. Now that your service engine light has come on, you think you have enough knowledge to fix it by yourself. You pop the hood and look around but still can't tell what is causing your warning light to come on. After tightening some parts, you still can't get the light to turn off. What do you do now?

The answer is simple, bring your vehicle over to us at George Gee Kia…
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Extend Your Auto Purchase With Regular Oil Changes

There are many benefits to servicing your engine during the winter. Most auto service experts will say that it’s to extend the life of your car. However, long ago, people believed that getting their oil changed every 3,000 miles meant everything to extending the life of the car. It was important for them to get the most out of their engine during the winter months, and this meant keeping their engine well-lubricated. For example, your pistons run smoothly with clean oil. Now we can go much longer in between oil changes.

 

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