Protect Your Precious Cargo

Whenever you're driving with young children, it's important they stay safe. The type of seats they ride in depends on several factors.

One of the most important considerations is the size of the child. Smaller children with less-developed muscles are much safer riding backwards. It's recommended that children under one should always ride backwards, with some states calling for children under two to always ride backwards. The next step up is a forward-facing car seat with a five-point harness. It's recommended that kids ride in this type of seat until they reach the maximum...

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Handling the Unfortunate Event of a Blowout

Blowouts are one of the events that you want to avoid. However, there comes a time when you might be faced with a blowout. Therefore, it is important to prepare for the possibility of facing one.

If you do experience a blowout or a tire going flat, then the best thing to do is try to get to a safe area as soon as possible. If you are having a severe blowout where you are having to drive on your rim, then it is okay to drive on your rim until you can get to safety. If you must sacrifice…

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Back to School Service Tips

With another school year starting, you’re going to want to make sure your vehicle is in good working condition so it can your children to school safely and on time. We at George Gee Kia Liberty Lake are here to make it as easy and affordable as possible. Stop and pay us a visit and let us offer you some tips.

While many things should only be done by professionals, there are some things you can do yourself to keep your vehicle operating smoothly.

• Read the owner’s manual to learn about the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding basic maintenance…

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What Does an Alternator Do?


To better understand what an alternator does in your vehicle, you need to know why it is so important to have this part maintained throughout the year.

The alternator gets its power from a belt that runs to the crank of the engine, and spins continuously when the vehicle is running to help charge it up. If the alternator was to fail, you would lose the ability to enjoy many of the features you come to rely on.

Without the alternator running as it should, here is what would happen as you get behind the wheel of your car. A…
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Carry Even More Cargo With A Roof Rack On Your SUV

SUVs are vehicles designed to offer plenty of cargo space. Sometimes, there are times when you can use a little more space. This is when a roof rack can come in handy. Below is a quick outline on how to set one up on your vehicle.

You will want first to measure the container or box that you plan on putting on your roof. If you use cross-bar luggage holders, then you must be sure that it will fit within the cross bars.

Make sure you select a durable weatherproof box as the box will be exposed to the elements…
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Taking an Affordable Roadtrip

We know that the road is calling your name and we would love to see you head off on a road trip this summer. George Gee Kia Liberty Lake is here to help you understand how you can take a road trip without spending a ton of money.

Before you head off on a road trip, check out the websites for the different cities that you will be visiting. Find information on those websites for free entertainment in the area. Set up a budget before you head off on a road trip and make sure that you do not go…
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Applying Pressure To Stop

When you want to slow down while driving, you depress the brake pedal. Your vehicle could have drum brakes or disc brakes. As you press the pedal, friction is delivered to the wheels and the rotors of the vehicle.

As the friction continues to build, the vehicle begins to slow down to the speed that you need or to a complete stop. Brake fluid is also dispersed to all of the wheels of the vehicle so that each one comes to a stop or slows at the same time. When you take pressure off of the brake pad, then the…

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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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