Rotating your tires means moving them from one side of the vehicle to the other, moving them from front to back, or a combination of both. Tires may wear differently depending on their position on the vehicle, your driving style, and the condition of your suspension. Regularly rotating your tires helps evenly distribute tire wear - helping you get the most miles out of your tires while maximizing traction on all four wheels. On front-wheel-drive vehicles, front tires tend to wear faster than rear tires due to added pressure/resistance from steering. When to rotate your tires can vary depending on what Kia model you have. However, to equalize tread wear, it is a good idea to get them rotated every 7,500 miles or sooner. To find your Kia model's recommend miles look in your car manual or call Valley Kia Service to talk to a specialist.
WHEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR WIPERS?
Every car requires regular maintence, including your Kia. We fill our car up with gas, oil, change filters, but sometimes it can be hard to remember the small things like replacing your windshield wipers. It is important to replace your windshield wipers on a regular basis because, just like other things, the wipers endure daily wear and tear. The rubber on the blades deteriorates due to sun exposure and can get nicks in them from ice or wind. You might not realize how dangerous it really is driving with worn out wipers until you are in a strong rainstorm. There is nothing fun or safe about driving without visibility. That is why it is important to replace your Kia's windshield wipers at least twice a year. To find out how to replace your windshield wipers, what brand to use on your model, or to get help with any other service questions call Valley Kia Service and speak to our Kia specialists.