The Safest Way to Change a Flat Tire Quickly

This guide will give you all the information you need for changing a flat tire safely.

Before you do anything with a flat tire, move the car off the road, ride the rim if needed for a few feet.

Once in a safe area off the road, use the tire lug wrench and loosen the lug nuts only one or two turns. Then it is safe to jack the car into the air high enough so the tire is no longer in touch with the road.

Now it is safe to remove all those lug nuts from the flat tire…
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Know Your Spare Tires

Most drivers will experience a flat tire away from home at least once in their lives. It's important to keep a spare tire and the tools needed to replace a flat tire. Spare tires come in a couple different varieties, and some have limitations you should be aware of.

There are three types of spare tire that most vehicles will have: Full-size matching, full-size temporary, and compact temporary tires. A full-size spare tire can be used for extended periods if it matches the tires you're currently using. Temporary tires are designed only for minimal use to get you…

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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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