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The Complicated Engine Cooling & Radiator System


Adding coolant to the radiator is only a small part of your cooling system, the working parts all must be as one to keep your engine from overheating. These are only a few of those parts that need to be maintained often.

The radiator fan helps move air to the radiator and over little fins that have coolant rushing through them.

The thermostat has to be able to maintain an ideal engine temperature so that all the parts are cooled and the engine doesn't overheat.

The water pump is powered by fan belts that have to be tight and…
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How You Can Test Your Car Battery

The last thing you want to deal with is a dead car battery. Before you panic and ask someone for a jump, you need to test the battery to see if that’s actually the problem. If you hear a clicking when you turn your ignition, it’s not always the fault of the battery.

A digital multimeter can be attached to your battery to tell you everything you need to know. Be sure the vehicle is off. The black lead on the multimeter should touch the negative battery cable and the red lead should touch the positive cable. Set…

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How to Recognize the Signals of a Leaking Exhaust System

The exhaust system of most vehicles consists of the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, the resonator, and the muffler, where the exhaust fumes are emitted into the atmosphere.

Because exhaust gas, like carbon monoxide, is colorless and odorless, it can't be detected inside the car, which is dangerous for passengers. That's why it's so important to pay attention to the following signals of a leaking exhaust system, and have your car serviced as soon as possible.

The most common sign of a leaking exhaust system are strange sounds. If you hear a hissing or popping noise while the…

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What You Should Be Checking About Your Tires


Your tires are one of the biggest safety features of your vehicle. Maintaining proper tire pressure and replacing your tires when their tread is worn is essential to maintaining a safe car. Luckily, we here at Hyman Bros. Kia are here to give you the basics.

Tire pressure should be checked any time you plan to drive in excess of one hour. The proper inflation for your specific tires can be found in the owner's manual of your vehicle. Tire tread, on the other hand, is essential to your safety. As your tire tread wears down, there is less…
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Transmission Fluid Leaks

Unfortunately, the transmission in any car can fail. There are a few signs that you can listen to and look at if you think that your transmission is going out.

One of the signs that there is a leak associated with the transmission is when you see fluid on the ground. The fluid will be brown or red in color. It's crucial that the transmission maintains a proper fluid level because this is what lubricates the gears so that they can easily shift. If you see fluid on the ground, it could be an indication of a leaky seal…

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Have Winter Wiper Blades to Enhance Your Driving Experience


Visibility is the secret to a pleasant and safe driving experience. You do not need to be in a position where you cannot see approaching vehicles or objects. This will most likely be the case if all you have is regular wiper blades and it is winter season. They completely miss the mark during winter. That does not mean they are not good during summer. It simply means they are not the stuff you expect to give you a flawless driving experience during winter.

At Hyman Bros. Kia in Midlothian, we have seen several people bump into challenges unexpectedly as…
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Why Can't I Just Use Water Instead of Windshield Wiper Fluid?

Here at Hyman Bros. Kia in Midlothian, we recommend that you use windshield wiper fluid for cleaning away all the junk that can accumulate on your windshield and obstruct your view of the roadway. For best results, we do not recommend that you put plain old water into your vehicle's windshield wiper fluid system. Here's why:

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How To Combat Ice Throughout The Winter


Winter is settling in for the season, and that means cold temperatures, longer nights as well as snow and ice. When the snow melts the cold nights set it and freeze it, and many of us end up with small lakes that could almost serve as an ice rink where our driveways should be.

There are several different ways to combat this intrusion, but the best is a two-fold approach. The longtime standard product to combat ice has been salt. Salt works extremely well at melting the salt but has a pretty big drawback. The salt dissolves as it melts…
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Before Hitting the Road with Your Holiday Dish, Make Sure It's Ready to Travel

Many of us during the holiday season find ourselves having to transport a dish of prepared food to a holiday function with family or friends. It can be helpful to plan out your strategy for driving with food in advance. That is why our team here at Hyman Bros. Kia in Midlothian thought it would a good idea to put together a list of tips and ideas for stress-free food transportation.

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Online Finance Applications Save You Time

Shopping for a car used to be a task that was all business and no fun. You would have to go from car lot to car lot, and if you didn't find something you liked, you had to settle on a car that was within your price budget. Since the internet has come along, more consumers are turning to the internet to find their dream car. What does the online Kia finance application at Hyman Bros. Kia do for you exactly?

The internet makes it easier to fill out all the paperwork needed in order to obtain financing for…

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