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When Should You Service Your Transmission?

Manufacturers’ vehicle service recommendations can sometimes be confusing or overwhelming. You may also get impatient during oil changes and decide to bypass transmission fluid replacement – even when the technician shows you rusty or off-colored sample fluid from your vehicle. So when is it really important to change this fluid, and what may happen if we don’t?

If it weren’t for transmission fluid, your transmission – and your car – would seize up and fail to go anywhere. Every manufacturer establishes a schedule based on when it begins to break down and become less effective. 

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Should You Upgrade or Repair Your Muffler?

As you are driving down the road, your travel companion comments that they can't hear you over the sound of your vehicle. You stop and listen for a moment and notice that maybe they are right. You probably have not noticed the increase in sound as you drive each and every day, but over time, you can develop holes and damage in your muffler or your exhausts. This can cause a slow and gradual increase of sound.

If you are someone who likes the rich sound of an exhaust system, you can upgrade to something more impressive for your…

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Road Trips: 3 Tips to Help You Prepare

As excited as you and your friends or family may be to hit the open road, there are 3 things that need to be done beforehand. Doing these things will greatly reduce the likelihood of complications during your trip outside of West Mifflin, PA.

Make sure you have your vehicle both inspected and serviced. If you do not take care of necessary repairs and maintenance before leaving town, then you are setting yourself up for problems.

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Using Our Online Service Scheduler is Easy at Century 3 Kia!

Bringing your car to our outstanding Kia dealership for a seasonal maintenance service check up after using our online service scheduling tool can help you avoid any potential troubles that could be very costly down the road to fix. And utilizing our online service scheduling tool is easy as pie and only takes a couple minutes!

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The Peril of Worn Out Tires

Tire tread depth is important whether you are driving a passenger car, truck, minivan, or SUV on the streets of West Mifflin, PA. Proper tire tread depth will allow your vehicle to have added traction on the road, will repel road debris that could potentially cause a flat tire, and will give the driver peace of mind in knowing that they and their family are safe while driving.

There are many motorists on the roads that are driving with low tire tread depth, which is below 2/32 of an inch, and these drivers are driving unsafely.

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All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive: Which do You Need?

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, preferably one that is capable of handling rough terrain, you’ve probably narrowed down your choice to either an All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive vehicle, but what is the difference between the two? The Century 3 Kia team here in West Mifflin, PA is here to help!

The biggest difference between an AWD and 4WD vehicle is how each system engages. A 4WD vehicle will be equipped with a lever, somewhere underneath the dash, that can be used to turn on or off the vehicle’s 4WD capabilities (4WD can…

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Keep Your Driveway Safe This Winter Season

Every year, winter comes about whether we want it to or not. For many of us that reside in West Mifflin, PA, that means not only the reduced temperatures but the arrival of snow and ice. Some places don't get snow but get icy rain as well as freezing temperatures in the night. Both scenarios end up providing similar results with frozen driveways that resemble ice skating rinks. This is not only dangerous to walk on, but for anyone that has to drive in and out of the driveway, you can easily remedy this hazard with just a few…

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