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Stop Your Vehicle With the Help of Brake Pads

The brake pads on your car, truck, or SUV are the workhorse behind your stopping power. As a result of that, it is only natural that they would suffer from some of the most severe wear and tear compared to the other parts of the system. At some point, you will need to replace your brake pads, and when you do, it can be very helpful to understand how the system works together.

The brake pads slow your vehicle to a stop by making contact with and squeezing the rotors as they turn. 

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Learn How to Jump Start Another Car

You’re headed to your car and you notice that another driver can’t get their car started because their battery is dead. With a set of jumper cables, you can save the day by knowing how to jump start a car with the assistance of the Hyundai service team at Kuhio Hyundai.

Move your car close to the dead car. Attach the red jumper cable to the positive battery terminals in the dead car and your car. Next, attach one end of the black cable to the negative terminal in your car. 

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Hoses and Belts Keep Your Car Running

Performing your required auto maintenance regularly is important to getting the most life out of your vehicle. Of course, responsible car owners like you know that your engine oil needs to be changed and your transmission needs to be serviced. But one thing you can't forget about are all of the belts and hoses! Even though they may seem like small and rather insignificant items, they can cause a big problem if they fail on you.

Taking care of them requires little more than giving them a good visual inspection. 

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What do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

Your engine oil has many important jobs to do. Among other things, it must lubricate, seal, and clean a variety of engine components. In order to do these jobs effectively, engine oil needs to have the ability to maintain its structural integrity under tough internal engine conditions. Viscosity ratings are numbers that let drivers know what kinds of conditions their oil is made to endure.

In general, lower numbers denote thinner fluids, while higher numbers indicate thicker fluids. 

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Understanding Horsepower

You probably love your car and you love going as fast as you can. The speed and power of your car is often measured using something known as horsepower. Horsepower helps you understand how your car gets up to speed and it also indicates how it will perform during your Lihue, HI adventures.

Horsepower gives us insight into the expected performance of a vehicle. 

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Change Your Oil Less Regularly

If you are not sure when it is best to get your oil changed, it is a good idea to check your oil dipstick. You should be in the habit of checking your oil when you do your pre-check. Your oil should be light in color or clear. If you think that it's time to get your oil changed, be sure to come see us here at Kuhio Hyundai in Lihue, HI.

You need to keep your oil clean so that it can filter out all the contaminates that would otherwise get into the moving parts of your vehicle…

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Highlights When Traveling With Food

Traveling with food can prove to be exhausting. Nobody envisions reaching their destination and finding that the food carried is spoilt. To avoid such situations, you need to be mindful of how to package the food and how far the destination is from your home in Lihue, HI.

Most importantly, ensure that your choice of food will be ideal for traveling. Some meals are best served when cold like salads. Ensure that you include some ice cubes when packing them so that upon arrival, they are safe to eat. Invest in not throwing away plastic containers that can be recycled…

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Those Dashboard Warning Lights Are Serious

Have you ever been driving down the road and all of a sudden you had a pesky and worrying dashboard warning light come on? Do you know what some of the more important warning lights are and what they mean for your vehicle? Well, allow us here at Kuhio Hyundai to shed some light on what these lights mean!

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Why You Should Check Your Tire Tread

Over here at Kuhio Hyundai, we have seen a lot of blown out tires and heard a lot of stories about people hydroplaning. We want to make sure this doesn't happen to you during your Lihue, HI adventures.

Checking the condition of your tires is very important. If you fail to do so, you can be putting yourself in danger. Your chances of having a blowout or hydroplaning are much higher if your tires have any dry rot or low tread depth. When your tread is low, water has a hard time passing under your tires. 

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