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Enjoy the Simplicity and Utility of Hatchbacks

A hatchback has strengths in efficiency, utility, and versatility in urban settings. Having a great fuel economy in Cortlandt Manor, this type of vehicle is available for a test drive at Taconic Kia.

Under the hood of a hatchback, you'll probably find a gasoline engine that has a displacement between 1.5 and 2.5 L. The horsepower range for such a powertrain is usually between 100 and 200. 

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Considering the Crossover Utility Vehicle

Sport Utility Vehicles, with their box-like structures and powerful engines, tend to be infamous for poor gas mileage. Crossover Utility Vehicles, usually called just "crossovers," being lighter and with better aerodynamics, tend to get mileage approaching that of a sedan. Add smaller engines and extra gears to the automatic transmission, and you have better gas mileage than ever.

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Protecting Your Vehicle from the Evils of Salt Corrosion

Wintertime can be hard on your car. One of the serious ways in which your car can be damaged in the winter is through corrosion caused by salt. The team at Taconic Kia in Cortlandt Manor, NY can provide you detailed information about how you can best go about protecting your car from salt corrosion.

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When to Change the Housing of Your Headlights

When you're driving on Cortlandt Manor roads, you need to be as visible as possible. Quality headlights also make it easier to see people, animals or other objects in the road. When the lights start to dim when in use, there could be two possible culprits. First, the bulb itself may need to be replaced.

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Regular Belt and Hose Maintenance is Essential

Belts and hoses are an important part of your vehicle as some help keep the engine cool and running while others deliver vital fluids to various parts of your car. Because they work hard every time you take your vehicle out on the road, they are prone to wearing out. That's why regular inspection of belts and hoses is important.

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Maximizing the Fuel Efficiency of Your Vehicle

The staff here at Taconic Kia believes that our customers should be able to maximize the value and utility of their vehicles. As such, we are making it our mission to tell you how to do just that. In particular, we want to let you know how to maximize the fuel efficiency of your car.

Better gas mileage from your car means more money in your pocket.

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A Look at Tire Sizes: What Do the Numbers and Letters Mean?

The alphanumeric code on a tire might seem like a jumbled mess of letters and numbers, but it actually contains vital data. That code tells you exactly what you should buy next time you head to Taconic Kia to have your tires replaced. Here is a quick look at what those unusual letters and numbers mean.

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Understanding Oil Viscosity Ratings

If you've ever wondered what the ratings of the oil you put into your car mean, it's time to learn about oil viscosity. The thickness of a liquid and its ability to resist flow is its viscosity. Water and other easily moving liquids have a low viscosity, while slow ones, like honey, are high.

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How to Find a Great Used Vehicle

Buying a used vehicle is a great way to get more for your money. However, you want to be sure that you're getting an amazing deal instead of a disappointing lemon when you're shopping for a used car in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Keep these tips in mind to make your search a success.

Before you start shopping, take some time to think about what you truly need. Your budget should be at the top of this list, but don't forget about factors such as vehicle size, gas mileage, and the cost of maintaining the vehicle and insurance…

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How to Tell If a Tire is Aged and Ready To Blow Out

One very common sign to look for when it comes to tires that are getting ready to blow out is age. As you drive your car, the tires become worn out. Eventually, you are going to have to change them out in order to avoid a blowout. Fortunately, you can easily spot a tire that is almost finished.

One of the signs of an aged tire is that it is bald. If the treads have been worn out to the point where you can't see any treads, then it is time to get a new tire. Another way to…

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