MONTHLY ARCHIVES: JUNE 2015

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If it's about time you start paying attention to your car's maintenance, then it's important to know that your car is nothing without its tires. Although you probably don't give much attention to your tires on a regular basis, you are forced to do so when you are suddenly driving a dragging car and a passing car hails you to inform you that you have a flat. Almost all drivers have faced such a situation at least once. This is why experts at Kelly Car have gathered the following tips as your mini guide to taking care of your tires:

Properly Inflate Your Tires

Accidents can occur if you don't inflate your tire on a regular basis. It is best to check the pressure and to keep it maintained. Over inflating the tire or under inflating it can be problematic. With handy tire gauges, you can easily check the pressure of your tire. It is recommended that you check the pressure in every two weeks’ time. You also need to make sure that the PSI is as per the make and model of your tires. For this, u can check your car manual.

Realign and Rotate Your Tires

It is recommended that you rotate your tires every 7,000 miles. This helps you balance out the wear between the front and rear wheels while preventing uneven deterioration. There is no fixed time for when your tires may lose their alignment.

Track Your Tires’ Tread

Keep a check on your car's tread. It should be at least 2/32 inches deep. An uneven tire tread can even cause a car crash. A good way to check the tread is to insert a coin in the tires’ groove. If the coin is inserted about half way, then your tread is fine. But if you can see the coin's circumference, it is advised to change your tire.

Replacing All the Tires

Many people replace only two tires at a time to save money. However, the consequences can result in an accident. Replacing only your front tires will trouble you during a sharp turn while replacing the rear ones only, will give you no traction in the snow or rain.

Driving Habits that Increase Tires" Lifespan

You can maintain your car's tires even by changing your driving tactics. Make sure you follow these simple tips to enhance the life of your tires.

  • Avoid driving fast as it can wear out the tread rapidly
  • Avoid sudden and rough turns and stops
  • Avoid rubbing your tires against curbs in a parking lot
  • Avoid overloading your car

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Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus car maintenance, emmaus car repairs, Emmaus car tips on 06/18/2015 at 5:46 PM

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Whether it is a snow covered road or a slippery landslide, reduced visibility or bitter cold, you need to have a contingency plan for these emergency situations. If you are not seriously prepared, you will have difficulty in driving and may face dangerous scenarios as a result. For your safety, Kelly Car professionals are providing a few tips which can help you gather and keep the right articles within your car's emergency kit.

Car Maintenance Tools

There's nothing more horrible than your car breaking down at the side of a road. If you have a flat tire, you may suddenly check the rear of your car for a spare tire. Then you remember that your car's spare tire is already flat from the last incident. This scenario is acceptable during the day, but can become nerve wracking when you're driving home late in the night after a party and your car suddenly stops in the dark. To avoid being stranded in the night, keep the following articles and tools in your car kit:

  • Spare tire with tire jack and an iron
  • Power steering fluid
  • Fuel filter
  • Battery tester
  • Oils and lubricants for brakes and engine
  • Air filter
  • Windshield washer fluid and antifreeze
  • Spark plugs
  • Engine and timing belts
  • Engine coolant

Safety and Survival Kit

Life is unpredictable and you never know when you may be in need of a survival kit to save your life or of a fellow traveler. A survival and safety kit can save your life in many situations and should include:.

  • First aid kit
  • Dry food
  • Drinking water
  • Tow rope
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Jumper cables
  • Road flares and warning lights
  • Road maps
  • Match box or a lighter

Comfort and Convenience Material

When you are out on a log road trip, it is always a good idea to stock your car with some essnetals, but these items can also be stocked within your car on a regular basis to be usd as needed. For instace, when you go to pick up a tired relative from the airport or are heading home with your spouse after a long day at work and are stuck in traffic. For all such scenarios and more, make sure you have the following items in your car:

  • Blanket
  • Hand towel
  • Tissuesor toilet paper
  • Umbrella
  • Pencil and paper
  • Cushions
  • Spare emergency money
  • A few shopping bags
  • Rain coat
  • Spare clothes
  • USB mobile charger

Contact Kelly Car for more tips and deals for used and new Buick, GMC, CDJR, Mitsubishi, and Nissan. We cater to Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus.

 

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus car maintenance, Emmaus car services, Emmaus car tips, Emmaus Used Cars on 06/15/2015 at 6:33 PM

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If you"ve ever been caught up in a hot summer day with a broken car air conditioning, you would know what a blessing it can be. A small whiff of cool air can relax and rejuvenate you. Summer is almost upon us and the only relief in this hot traffic jams will be your vehicles air conditioning system. That's why Kelly Car in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Emmaus brought you these tips to ensure optimal operation of your vehicle's air conditioning.

Roll Down the Windows to Reduce Heat Build-up

Open up all the doors and windows before you get in the car. This will help to release some of the heat from your vehicle. An air conditioning system works by removing heat-the cooler the interior, the faster your air conditioner will work. Drive around to clear the heat waves. Drive at about 10-15 km/h and take 90 degrees turn to initiate inertia. It will push out the hot air from one side and draw fresh air from the other

At start, Set the Controls at Low

Don't give the air conditioner a jump start. Turning it on at Maximum speed might stall it and is not advisable. Start at a low speed and let it get used to of blowing out the air. If you have an automatic air conditioning system, it will start in low mode and gradually increase the speed.

Use Recirculation Mode

Switch on the circulation mode so that the hot outside air does not come. The air conditioner will use the air inside the cabin and thus won't need to work harder on making the cool air colder. But if your vehicle has a bad odor, set the system to the outside air mode to lessen this problem.

Recharge the Air Conditioning System

Evacuate and recharge your vehicle's air conditioning system every 2-3 years. Give the cooling system a new life by using gas and lubricants. Run it on defrost mode to clean out excessive moisture, which can lead to a musty smell in your vehicle. When not in use, run the air conditioner once a week for about 10 minutes. This will help in maintaining gas pressure and will keep the compressor working properly. Get a full air conditioning system from an expert staffed service center before the hottest months start.

If you are interested in buying Buick, GMC, CDJR, Mitsubishi or Nissan, contact Kelly Car in Allentown. Services are also extended to Bethlehem, Easton and Emmaus.

 

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus car myths, Emmaus driving tips, Emmaus New Cars, Emmaus Used Cars on 06/09/2015 at 6:19 PM

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There are some common driving rules passed down from parents to their children and then their children. This goes a long way and that's why today's drivers are surrounded by a swirling mass of misguidance. The most common victims of these misconceptions are young drivers who rely on their elders to educate them on the subject. Kelly Car in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Emmaus had already come up with 5 driving myths previously. Check out more driving myths-from ineffective maintenance advice to flawed safety tricks.

Driving barefoot is against the law

Yes it can be if your smelly feet affect your driving performance. On a serious note, the Driving Standards Authority do frown at driving barefoot but there is no law ruling against it. You can drive barefoot or wear any footwear as long as it does not impede your driving abilities.

Put sandbags in the trunk for more traction

In the past people used to put sandbags in the trunk to increase traction. It might have been true in those times but it doesn't hold true nowadays. The design of cars has changed and the engine is now placed directly over the wheels. These designs are less complex and help with handling too. So the tires have an extra grip that sandbags used to provide.

You can fool a speed camera

Digital speed camera technology has enhanced over the few years and almost impossible to fool a speed camera. Some people use highly reflective plates to reflect the flash of camera and make the number plate unreadable but those reflective plates are of no use. Some speed cameras use infra-red photo technology and don't flash if you are caught speeding.

It's illegal to eat while driving

That donut must be really delicious if you can risk your life for it. It's not illegal to eat whilst driving; the police don't care about what you eat as long as it's not something intoxicating. If your food doesn't distract you from the task at hand that you can eat all you want. If you get stopped by an officer, remember to offer them a donut.

You can keep driving a while on an empty tank

It all depends on the model and manufacture of your vehicle. You can experiment but make sure you do it in the right conditions. Read the manual to find out if your vehicle can go a long distance on an empty tank.

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Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car on 06/04/2015 at 6:15 PM

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New driver often get caught up in the misconceptions and myths of driving. Many of these old rules stand true but today's driver needs to take a look at these myths to gauge whether they stand true or not. There are some exceptions to these pieces of misguidance but it's also better to stay informed. To facilitate you, Kelly Car in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Emmaus, offers you a chance to go through these myths and be aware.

Talking on headsets is a safe alternative to using a cell phone

One quarter of all road accidents are caused by driver distraction, mainly caused by cell phones. It isn't about actually holding a cell phone or using it, it's about taking your mind off the task at hand. Using a headset does nothing to mitigate the distraction that using cell phones can cause. If it's that urgent pullover or better yet, just put it away.

Overfill tires to boost grip

That is not advisable, especially in winter. When a tire is filled up past the recommended tire pressure, only its centre is touching the road, which could adversely affect car's handling. Inflate the tires to the right Pound per Square Inch (PSI) to get a small gain in fuel economy and to ensure your safety on road. Many modern cars have a pressure monitoring system that keeps track of the PSI and shows it on the gauge at the dashboard.

The police can't book you for driving too slowly

Yes they can do it! Driving fast is dangerous but sometimes driving slow can also be hazardous. If you keep way below the speed limit, you can be a danger for the fast driving vehicles around you. If an officer thinks you are a risk to other road user, you can get a ticket.

Always warm up your car before you start driving

This is quite unnecessary unless your car have the habit of stalling in cold temperatures. If that's the case then you should consult a professional. Otherwise, it's just not good to "gas" the car. If the car is not warm, you can easily get it warm after driving a mile or so.

Change the oil every 3,000 miles

It is a myth that was circulated by various service stations and many people still believe it to be the truth. That is not so. Most modern cars can run 6000 or more before they need to get an oil change. Just remember, the harder your car works, the more up keeping its going to need.

If you are in search of a good place to buy a Buick or Mitsubishi, visit us at Kelly Car in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Emmaus. Drive Safe!

 

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus car myths, Emmaus driving tips, Emmaus New Cars, Emmaus Used Cars on 06/01/2015 at 6:11 PM

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