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Keep your fuel tank topped off in the winter and have peace of mind


When winter hits, most people are concerned about having snow tires on their vehicle, winter wiper blades, and an emergency kit filled with essentials should they need them, but these individuals may not be aware that one of the most overlooked practices that they should start implementing is to keep their gas tanks filled up in the winter months.

The weight of a full gas tank will allow a vehicle to gain better traction on icy and snowy roads by pressing down harder on the tires. This may increase maneuverability and road handling. It also is nice to not have…
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Why You Can Stop Getting Oil Changes Every 3,000 Miles

If you have ever been told by your parents that you need to get an oil change done with your car every 3,000 miles or so, this is one of those rare times when we will say that your parents are actually wrong for once. While old recommendations were indeed to get an oil change every 3,000 miles, the times certainly have changed.

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Water won't clean bugs off of your windshield nearly as well as windshield wiper fluid


We, here at Beyer Kia Alexandria want all of our customers to know that it is very important that you use the proper windshield wiper fluid in your car or truck's system because that is what it was designed to use.

These systems are not made to use water because they lack the heating and insulating properties to keep the water from freezing in the wintertime. Water also does not have added ingredients in it that help to get even the toughest stains off of the front of the windshield. This can be important when you are driving in…
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You Need These Three Materials This Winter


Unless you live in an apartment complex or other mass housing multiplex, it’s nearly a guarantee that your place of residence will feature a driveway. If you live in the United States, it’s probable that snow or another type of winter-only precipitation has begun to fall. In other places, you might only receive snow once per year, if that.

Either way, you should be aware of the powers of kitty litter, sand, and salt.
  • Sand is the cheapest of the trio, and is used to gain traction in tough-to-accelerate places.
  • Rock salt helps melt ice above a certain…
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Do Not Let Your Tire Tread Get Too Shallow


Tires are an essential part of your vehicle. They are the only part of your car that touches the road. Your tires are necessary to make your car move. Don't neglect your tires by failing to check their treading every once in a while. So how do you know when it's time to get new tires?

When your tire tread gets below 4/32 of an inch, start looking for new tires. But how do you check the depth without proper equipment? Just grab a quarter. With Washington's head facing you, stick the quarter upside down into…
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Learning More About Your Car's Fluids

If your car, truck, or SUV didn’t have motor oil, coolant, or any of the many fluids that maintain its regular operation, you wouldn’t be able to drive it, or at least not very far.

Regular vehicular fluid maintenance and replacement is important, so look out for these fluids on a regular basis.

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What Does That Light Mean?

Did you notice that light? It is a warning light indicating something needs attention. For instance, that red light could just remind you to check whether all seatbelts are fastened. It is important to be aware of all of those warning indicator lights. If you don't know what they mean, you can easily look them up in the owner's manual. Perhaps your inquisitive child can do that and learn to use it.
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A Few Simple Precautions Can Brighten Any Holiday Travel

The roads are much more congested around the holidays due to vacations and family functions. Airport traffic can be especially dense, and safety takes on new importance. All of us at Beyer Kia Alexandria want everyone to have a wonderful and safe holiday season. Let’s explore some unexpected hazards or delays and what you can do to streamline your holiday road trip experience.

 

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Three Reasons to Service at the Dealership

At Beyer Kia Alexandria, we feel that you should service your vehicle with us. With this in mind, we want to give you three good reasons why you really should. First, we have people in our employ who know your Kia vehicle inside and out. Our high-quality service center professionals know everything there is to know about your vehicle. Will the shop down the street? We don't know but, it's doubtful.

 

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