MONTHLY ARCHIVES: AUGUST 2015

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Getting a new car is not something we can do every day, being a major investment, and for most of us, it might just mean the extension of bank loan debts. However, people these days are often unaware of how old cars eat up your monthly expenses, especially in the maintenance department. Your visits to the mechanic increase and you will finally have but one choice, and that is to buy a new car. At Kelly Car, we are expert automobile dealers; we have cars like Buick, GMC, CDJR, Mitsubishi, and Nissan. We know all about old cars and here are some signs that clearly say, ôYou need a new car.

Heavy Bills on Repair

Having an old car only means spending money on frequent visits to the mechanic without any good outcome in the long term. Maintenance and repairs cost a lot; at the end of the month, you will only see bills will massive amounts on them. If you see such bills, then it's a clear sign for you to replace your vehicle with a new one.

Unavailable Car Parts

Owning an old model car, you must be experiencing this problem every time. Whenever you visit the mechanic, he would tell you that specific parts of the engine are not available anymore. This way, you will have to spend more money on custom-made parts, which will only take up half of your monthly budget. If you are having such experiences, then save yourself from this stress and stop upgrading. Instead, save the money and buy a new car, which will be modern and have all parts available at all times.

Regular Need for Fuel

Fuel rates keep escalating and this doesn't mean that your old car will not require fuel any more to run. Every person is entitled to keeping new cars, but with modern advancements in technology, chances are you won't keep any old car for more than a year. Old vehicles tend to consume more fuel, and before any journey, you will have to load the tank to full. After sometime, it will go down again and the only choice will be to get a new one.

If you are tired of paying the endless bills, and you wish to upgrade your ride in to a new and efficient one, then visit us Kelly Car, in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus. We have plenty of amazing and fuel efficient options.

 

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, car, emmaus car buying, Emmaus car tips, emmaus new car on 08/27/2015 at 6:10 PM

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Engine mounts help secure the engine underneath the car's hood. Some mounts are rubber while others are metallic. Mounts help to keep the engine in a firm position and they minimize the likelihood of vibrations, random movements, and unnecessary noise. These mounts have a relatively long life span, but over the years, their wear and tear is likely. When such a time comes, you will have no other option but to meet an expert mechanic, who can help you in the replacement process.

Mounts are available in affordable rates and come in different sizes. So what are the signs of a weak engine mount? At Kelly Car, we have the answers to all your car related problems. Here are some signs of weak engine mounts.

Engine Vibrations at Peak

Engine mounts minimize the chances of engine vibrations and they stay firm. If they wear away, their gripping power will also fade away, this leads to unnecessary and random vibrations. Soon, the vibrations will increase excessively, especially when the engine turns on. In most cases, these mounts loosen up from other parts and the engine breaks down.

Rattling Sounds

If the mounts are worn out, then vigorous rattling sounds will be the consequence. To check if engine mounts are bad, start your car and leave it idle for some time. If you hear loud rattling sounds, take it as a confirmation that the mounts are bad. The intensity depends on the number of bad engine mounts.

Frequent Exhaust Leaks

Engine mounts don't hinder the movement of cars, even if they are bad, your engine will start. However, the continuous rattling can lead to breaks and cracks in the exhaust system, which leads to leakages. If the engine leaks, it may cause some gases to move to other sections of the exhaust. Eventually, you will get the smell of fuel.

Engine Belts and Excessive Damage

A deteriorating engine also affects the engine belts, the cover gaskets, and manifolds. If mounts are not in good shape, soon the engine belts will lose their working quality and they will damage completely. This causes the engine to tilt and sag, but this may only happen if the belts go beyond the limit of repair.

Driving on rough and damaged roads is also a cause of having weak engine mounts. This is a common problem in old and used cars, and the best way to avoid problems related to engine mounts is to drive as steady and slow as you can on bumpy roads.

Visit us at Kelly Car, and we will give you more tips and advices about cars. We also have durable quality new cars like Buick, GMC, CDJR, Mitsubishi, and Nissan. Hurry now and visit our outlets in 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.


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on 08/24/2015 at 6:08 PM

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Fall is here, time to say goodbye to the summers. Yes, winter is coming, and you know what that means! With winter comes extra care of cars. Extreme weather conditions can take a toll on the body of your car and the engine as well. Older cars especially face this problem more often.

Some common issues that you might experience in winter are poor idling, startup issues, and higher fuel consumption. A possible reason for this problem is the inability of the engine to warm up on time. Manufacturers of automobiles design vehicles with the ability to cope with all weather types, however, poor care and maintenance plays a key role. We at Kelly Car have some winter care tips for you.

Start Up Problems and How to Prevent Them

This is a common problem with most cars, due to the cold winter season. In colder days, the fuel becomes thicker, which makes it difficult for the engine parts to pick it up on time. Sometimes, it takes up to 15 minutes to start the vehicle. Before you hit the road in winter days, make sure that you:

  • Start the car in short intervals
  • When starting the car early in the morning, remember that the engine requires some heat to start smoothly. This means you should not drive right away, or it will off abruptly.
  • Let the engine warm up for at least 10 minutes. If you hit the road when the engine isn't hot enough, it will result in the missing of current within the ignition coils and soon the car battery will not pick up the engine.

Smoke Emissions and How You Can Prevent the Clattering Sounds

In winter days, engines emit smoke regularly, which is a normal phenomenon. However, the problem comes up when the emission goes beyond limit. During such times of the year, you will see plumes of black smoke upon starting the engine. This is more common with older and weaker engines. To prevent the emission of smoke:

  • Use special oil solutions, which are semi-synthetic in nature.
  • Don't mix up synthetic oils with mineral oils.
  • Drive at a steady speed and avoid accelerating unnecessarily.
  • Regularly change the oil.

These are just a few helpful tips that you can implement in winter season. For durable and affordable new cars like Buick, GMC, CDJR, Mitsubishi, and Nissan, visit us, Kelly Car. We provide services in 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 hazards, Emmaus car tips, emmaus winter driving, Mitsubishi and Nissan on 08/18/2015 at 5:56 PM

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Nothing stays new forever, and your car is no exception. Over time, its condition will deteriorate, irrespective of how well you care for it. What then can you do, short of trading in the old car for a newer model? Why, pimp it up yourself with some affordable changes of course. As professional dealers in the automobile niche, at Kelly Car we know that most people prefer to customize their cars just according to their taste.

What you should be aware of is that not all repairs and customization are cheap, but this doesn't mean that you will have limited options. You can go for other cheaper methods that won't be so heavy on your budget. Here are some cheaper ways you can pimp your ride, within your budget.

1. Leather Seats as Covers

Covering seats in pure fabric may seem practical, but let's face it; they lack the touch of sophistication and elegance. Using original leather can cost you a fortune, but upgrading your seats with leather covering is a perfect obtainable alternative. If you find the plain colored leather options boring, then you can go for the bold patterns (something with line patterns or floral), which also give your car interior a classy look.

2. Replace the Steering Wheel

Another affordable way to pimp your ride is by replacing the old steering wheel with a new one. When cars become old, their steering wheels wear and tear, sometimes they fade. Try to match it with the seats of your car and if possible, with the exterior paint color of your car. Some steering wheels come with internal air bags, if you don't prefer this option; you can opt for just the simple leather covers for them.

3. Replace the Headlights

Replacing old and cracked headlights is another option. You can go through the instruction manual of your vehicle and read on how to go about replacing them. For a more sophisticated look, you could install LED lights.

4. New Wheels and Rims

You can also change the rims and wheels of your vehicle to upgrade the looks to a unique one. Rims and wheels aren't too expensive, and you can simply grab hold of the spanners box and change them yourself. The changing of car wheels and rims is not a difficult task, you just have to unscrew them and screw them up with the new ones.

You can find such cheaper solutions in many auto shops. If you follow these tips, you can easily pimp your ride to a new look. If you want to buy new and used cars like Buick, GMC, CDJR, Mitsubishi, and Nissan, you can visit us, Kelly Car in our outlets. We offer services in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus, so hurry and grab durable and original cars, which will remain new for a longer time.

 

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 hazards, Emmaus car tips on 08/12/2015 at 5:53 PM

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Speeding is among the foremost causes or road accidents. However, road rage is not the cause of all accidents and neither can you avert them altogether. At Kelly Car, we have tips that can turn out to be very helpful for you. Equipped with the right information, you will be able to prevent road accidents not only that, you will have the benefit of lessening you chances. Here are some helpful tips for you.

Wear Your Seat Belts

It merely takes a few seconds to buckle up seat belts, and they help to save your life. In many countries, you're mandated by law to wear seatbelts while you are driving. This helps to keep people safe in cases when they suddenly have to maneuver their vehicle sharply.

Obey the Traffic Signals

When driving, if you want to change lanes or make a turn in to a busy street, remember to obey the traffic signals. Another piece of advice for you is to use your indicators at all times. Make it a habit to use the tiny lights to signal where you are heading. This way, the traffic behind can stay safe and you will be able to turn safely.

Use the Mirrors

Keep your eyes on the road ahead when driving, but this doesn't mean that you should keep staring at the back of the vehicle in front of you. Make it a habit to glance at the rear mirror and side mirrors every now and then; look ahead to have an idea of how the traffic is moving. When driving, staying alert and vigilant is necessary. This helps to keep you safe from any situation that might turn out to be ugly.

Keep a Safe Distance

Whether the traffic is moving fast, or it has the speed of a snail, always keep a distance between the car ahead and your car. This gives you the advantage of staying away from accidents. In case the car brakes abruptly ahead, you will have enough time to stop.

Avoid Driving in Bad Weather Conditions

If there's a storm coming, or the weather gets harsh, avoid travelling. However, if you can't avoid the circumstances, make sure that the wipers of your car function properly. Turn on the headlights to give other drivers the signal of you being ahead. Always remember that you should drive slowly when the weather is bad.

Driving safely is the first step of precaution, for further care, following these simple advices can help you to avert a considerable amount of trouble for others and yourself. Visit us at Kelly Car in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus if you wish to buy new or a used car.

 

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 hazards, Emmaus car tips on 08/06/2015 at 5:51 PM

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