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All About Oil Viscosity Ratings

Shopping for motor oil can be confusing if you aren't an expert. Motor oils are rated by viscosity, or how thick (viscous) they are. The lower the number, the lighter and more fluid the oil. A motor oil with a high number will be thicker and move slower.

It's important to use the right viscosity oil for your car or truck. If your motor oil is too thick, it makes it harder to start your engine. If it's not thick enough, it won't coat parts completely or lubricate them properly. 

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Breathe Easier With a Full Gas Tank

We at Hatfield Kia would like to remind all of our Columbus, OH customers that winter is rapidly approaching and it is important to think about keeping the fuel tank in your vehicle full as the temperature drops. Winter weather can be dangerous to drive in and it would be good for your vehicle to have a little bit of extra weight in the back from the full tank, especially if you are driving a vehicle that is rear wheel drive.

Also, you never know when you may slide off of the road and have to wait for a tow…

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Windshield Wiper Fluid Helps You Drive in Winter

The reasons to replace the water in your washer tank with windshield wiper fluid are numerous. Don't wind up unable to use your wipers to clear your field of vision in the middle of a snow storm. Get that reservoir filled with windshield wiper fluid today before the real cold gets here.

One of the things that you should consider when driving in the winter is that the temperatures can freeze everything. If water is still in the washer tank when it freezes, it will have the potential to damage the pump and other parts of the system. 

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The Benefits of Healthy Tires

Tire tread is one of the most important things to worry about when it comes to automotive care. Your tires are what keep your vehicle attached to the ground and give you the grip needed to safely navigate the roads. Having tires with the proper tread can make the difference between life and death when it comes to driving. At Hatfield Kia, we want to make sure you can stay as safe as possible, which is why we encourage you to visit our dealership to have your vehicle inspected.

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Winter Wiper Blades Make a Difference

Winter months are settling in here in Columbus, OH and that means cold weather, snow, ice and more dark hours throughout the day. With the cold weather also comes a list of winter vehicle maintenance things for you to tackle. One often overlooked item for winter car maintenance is actually one of the most vital parts to your vehicle: Your windshield wiper blades.

The windshield wiper blades serve one of the most important functions on your vehicle by removing dirt, dust and water or snow from the windshield, giving a clear view of the road. 

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Be Prepared for Slippery Roadways This Winter

No matter when or where you travel, you should always have a fully-stocked emergency kit in your vehicle. You never know when you will need it and it could save your life one day. We want to remind you from all of us here at Hatfield Kia to make sure that you are prepared this winter season.

In addition to flashlights, bottled water, spare tools, and jumper cables, be sure to also include some sand, cat litter, or salt among your emergency items. Sand is really great in a pinch to get you out of a slippery situation. It adds…

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Cost of Ownership Factors to Consider

Think about it - virtually everybody you know more than likely owns at least one vehicle. If not, whether you're not legally of age to drive, don't have a driver's license, or if there's another circumstance setting you back, your family likely has one or more vehicles at their disposal. If your answer is a second "no" to that sentiment, then - well - you certainly know somebody with a vehicle! When purchasing a vehicle, you should strive to take all factors related to cost into consideration. The Hatfield Kia finance team is here to help!

 

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Trunk-or-Treat Safe, Fun Halloween Activity

Trunk-or treat parties are a reasonably new Halloween trend that allows families to have fun in a safe and controlled environment. The festivities involve decorating vehicle trunks or hatchbacks with exciting, or scary Halloween themes or games. Kids go to each vehicle and play games and collect candy.

 

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