Category: Vehicle Maintenance

Road Trip Safety Tips and Checklist - Mississauga Kia

It is the perfect time for a road trip! However, before you and your family hit the open road, take some time to prepare your car for travel. It can help with your car’s performance, as well as keep you safe on the roads. Here is a road trip safety checklist to follow. Road Travel Safety Tips Accidents happen, but you can reduce the likelihood simply by planning ahead....Read More

5 Common Roadside Emergencies in Summer & How to Handle Them Mississauga Kia

With summer on the way, more and more people are thinking about hopping into their car and hitting the road for some sun and fun. While we all hope to have a trouble-free experience when we’re driving to our summer destinations, we can’t always count on it. Emergencies just happen. So how do you prepare for them? Five common roadside emergencies can happen to any driver this summer, but here’s how you handle them....Read More

How to Make your Kia More Eco-Friendly Mississauga Kia

With spring’s arrival in Ontario, people in Mississauga are getting ready to hit the road more frequently and for longer periods. You’re also probably making plans for what to do now that the temperature is warmer, and the days are getting longer. However, beyond giving your vehicle a much-needed spring maintenance, there’s another thing you can keep an eye on this year: a need to go green! The environment, unfortunately, is facing an accelerated rate of change beyond anything that that earth has seen before....Read More

Check Engine Light is On

Your vehicle’s check engine light turns on. Then it starts wheezing like Puff the Magic Dragon. Should you be concerned? This is a question we often get at the Mississauga Kia service department. Unfortunately, it’s not one that’s easy to answer. The best answer we can usually give is “possibly....Read More

Using Synthetic or Conventional Oil

Some of the most common questions we get about oil go back to the age-old debate of regular versus synthetic oil. Is synthetic oil better for your car? Is it worth the extra cost? Can you switch from regular to synthetic oil, or from synthetic to regular? Let’s get your questions answered! Price Although synthetic motor oil is more expensive than conventional oil, you should use it if that’s what the vehicle manual specifies....Read More

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. That’s why it always has its oil change interval laid out in the owner’s manual. There’s no question that it can be a good idea to change your oil more often than what your manual suggests. But what kind of schedule should you stick to? If you choose to do your own oil changes, be sure to get the correct filter and oil for your engine....Read More

What should the tire pressure be on my car?

The recommended tire pressure for your vehicle depends on a number of factors including the weight of your vehicle, application, tire size, and whether you will be driving on or off the road. You can usually find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle by looking at the sticker on the driver’s side door jamb....Read More

How of ten should I change my Wiper Blades

Windshield wipers are one of the most overlooked safety features on your vehicle, but they are essential to maintaining your visibility in rain and snow. If you find your windshield wipers are streaking, chattering, or in obvious need of replacement, then you shouldn’t wait until the next big storm to get new ones....Read More