Important Car Facts to Know BEFORE Buying Your Next Vehicle

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If you?re thinking about buying a new car, there are a few things you should know about the cars being sold these days. The technology of cars and within the oil industry has changed dramatically over the last thirty years. This has changed the features of new vehicles being built, as well as the way owners are instructed to care for their vehicles.

Traditionally, all cars needed to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles for the engine to continue running smoothly and correctly. Not getting regular oil changes could lead to disastrous results for your car?s engine. However, most new cars do not need to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles.

Today, 16 of the 34 auto manufacturers have oil life monitors installed in vehicles.These control the quality of the oil and the running of the engine, and will alert you when it is time for an oil change. Depending on how much you drive, this could happen anywhere between 3,000 and 6,000 miles. This takes the guesswork out of the equation and lets owners know exactly when they need to schedule an oil change.

New brakes can last anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 miles. When getting new brakes installed, you can request longer life options to lengthen the time between maintenance appointments. To keep your car running smoothly and safely, you should also get a wheel alignment with each oil change and a tire rotation every 7,500 miles. Needing new tires will depend on the tires themselves. Most tires are rated between 50,000 and 75,000 miles.

One way to avoid unexpected and potentially costly car repairs is to get periodic checkups. This includes having all the car?s belt and hoses checked, so they can be replaced before they completely wear out or break. Timing belts, which can be challenging to change, generally last 60,000 to 90,000 miles.

In recent years, Kia Motors has taken the car industry by storm. It is one of the leading Asian car brands currently sold in the United States and is one of the leading car brands globally. In their first year of business, Kia only made 26 cars. That number jumped to 95,000 the following year.

Kia Motos is valued at over $43 billion and is partially owned by the Hyundai Motor Company. Regardless of whether you are looking for a new or used vehicle, it is important to know when and how to scheudle your vehicle’s maintenance.

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Alice Stratt

I'm Alice, from Bristol Tennessee, and I love NASCAR. I've never raced myself but I grew up right there off the track, watching my dad race the #94 car and learning how to work on my own engine. Now I'm all grown up and have a shop of my own, but I still help out in the #94 pit for my old man. Want to learn more about NASCAR or auto repair? Read on!