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Why and When is Tire Balancing Required?

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Why and When is Tire Balancing Required?

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Do you need tire balancing? What does that phrase mean, anyway? At Eastside Kia in Calgary, we want to help you understand what it means if your tires are out of balance, and to learn the signs you need tire balancing. Proper balance can extend the life of your tires, improve ride and handling, and […]

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Odors in Your Vehicle Need to Go Away

You need to take action to make sure that you are keeping odors in your vehicle to a minimum. There are a lot of people who are bound to be personally offended by the smell of your vehicle if you are not careful. Did you know that all that you really need to do is […]

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How to Determine if You Need New Tires

Your tires help you with braking, traction, stability, and handling, so it's important to ensure they stay in good condition. As a general rule, you should perform a visual inspection of your tires about every four weeks. If you observe any of the following warning signs, then it may be time for a new set […]

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How to Control Odors in Your Vehicle

There are a few different things that can cause issues with odors in your vehicle. If your car is smelling of gas or rotten eggs, then it could be that you need to check the lines in your vehicle for leaks. These are dangerous problems that you can fix with professional help. However, many times […]

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How to Apply Touch Up Paint

When you have a nice car, you try your best to keep it from getting dinged and scratched. No matter how hard you might try, almost all cars get a scratch or two. When this happens, it's important that you get some touch up paint and get the scratch covered. The first step to fixing […]

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Tips for Using Small Spare Tires

Today, many automakers install compact spare tires in their late model vehicles. The small size and lower weight help save space and reduce overall weight. The small spare is different from a full-sized tire; the compact tire is safe to use at low speeds and over a limited distance. Calgary-area drivers know that the small […]

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Read Here to Find Out the Purpose of Your Vehicle's Alternator

It can be scary if your car starts to suddenly show signs of engine damage, but if you have an understanding of how the components in your vehicle function, it can help you determine what needs to be repaired. An alternator is an important component that should stay in optimal shape to help your engine […]

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How to Figure Out the Right Tire Size for Your Car or Truck

Almost all of the information that you will ever need about your vehicle’s tires can actually be found on their sidewalls. There should be an alphanumeric code on each sidewall, and those digits tell you exactly what type of tires you are going to need next time you stop by the service department at Eastside […]

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What Does an Alternator Do?

The job of the alternator is very important under the hood of your vehicle. Without the alternator, you would not be able to enjoy many of the luxuries you have in your car today. Many people think that the car battery is responsible for powering up all the devices in your vehicle, but with more […]

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Don’t panic! Handling roadside emergencies on the streets of Calgary

Eventually, matter how good of a driver you are, you’re going to find yourself having some sort of roadside emergency. When it happens, there are some common sense tips to bear in mind to help maintain your safety and that of others on the road: We all appreciate a good Samaritan, especially in an age […]

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