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Do You Know What Your Vehicle’s Differential Is?

The differential gearbox plays a big role in making sure the wheels on a vehicle turn as necessary. The differential gears make sure the wheels spin at the appropriate speed thanks to necessary engine power. In order to protect these gears, a car or truck needs clean differential fluid running through them.

Differential fluid works in a manner no different than engine oil or transmission fluid: it acts as a lubricant. Specifically, the fluid lubricates the differential gears. With proper lubrication, the gears won't wear out easily from friction.

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Settle on the Right Amount of Horsepower for Your Needs

What is horsepower? When car shopping it’s a good idea to learn the lingo. Horsepower will often be used when describing vehicles, and the stickers in the window might have horsepower ratings. But what is it?

The term horsepower was created in late 1700’s or early 1800’s. Way back then, one horse could pull 330 pounds of coal out of a mine, up to a 100-foot-tall tunnel all in one minute, so horsepower literally means the horse’s power. Basically, a unit of measurement. In the 1970’s the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, standardized the…

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Explore the Different Drivetrain Options in Delray Beach

When looking to buy a new vehicle, there are probably many features you'd like to include. A great feature that people often overlook is an all-wheel and four-wheel drive. Auto manufacturers have made this feature much more accessible to vehicles that were never considered before, such as sedans.

Our staff members at Grieco Kia of Delray Beach would like to explain what these features are, and, how they work. All-wheel drive is common on smaller vehicles such as crossovers and sedans. This feature gives power to the wheels that need it based on driving conditions.

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Sure Signs of Tire Tread Wear

Tire tread depths are important because they indicate the health and safety of the tire. Manufacturers design treads to funnel water on the road away from the tire to maintain your safety. Treads are also designed to grip the road and to provide a smooth ride. Most tire wear will occur in the front tires from making tight turns and wheels that are out of alignment. Tire wear also occurs when tires are under inflated. If you feel like you are having problems with your tires, bring your vehicle to our service center where our team of experts can take…

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Need Help Calculating Cost of New Vehicle?

Do you need help calculating the cost of your new vehicle? We all want to know what our monthly payment will be. Most people have to finance a new vehicle. This means monthly payments over the course of time. That could change depending on how much money you put down. Your monthly payment is typically the largest cost associated with a new vehicle.

You also need to consider the other costs. All of these extra costs can add up. That's why you might need a professional to help you calculate the total cost of ownership. It'll help you…

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Take Dashboard Warning Lights Seriously

No one wants to have any major auto issues, and if we catch problems early on it helps to prevent issues. That is why if you see dashboard warning lights come on, you have to take them seriously. Now there are certain warning lights which are more important than others, but none should be taken lightly. That’s where our service team at Grieco Kia of Delray Beach come into play for local drivers.

For example, if you see the brake warning light come on, that is something that needs to be looked at asap, because nobody wants their brakes…

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The Importance of Windshield Wiper Fluid

Having a clean windshield is one of the top priorities you should have while on the road. You need to be able to see, and if your windshield is dirty then that severely hinders this. The issue with this is that there are a lot of things that can dirty up the windshield, such as: bugs, dirt, and other weather elements. Along with good wiper blades, you also need a good wiper fluid to help ensure you get the best visibility on the road.

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How to Improve Your Headlights

Although the business of manufacturing motor vehicles is one of the largest businesses in the entirety of the United States, the headlights of many vehicles around the nation – including many cars, trucks, and SUVs manufactured outside of the United States – consistently underperform.

 

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Vehicle Financing and Simple Online Applications

Paperwork can feel like the bane of your existence. Thinking about dealing with paperwork alone can make most people feel absolutely exhausted and drained. If you're thinking about getting a brand new car, however, you don't have to resign yourself to the stresses of hours and hours of complicated paperwork. We can make your life a lot easier with our online financing applications. That means that you can fill out and submit your vehicle financing application without even leaving your home. That's the epitome of modern convenience.

 

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Avoid Being Stranded During Holiday Season Travel


Christmas traffic has been known to be hectic; this is especially true when people want to get home on time. You could get on that plane with the crowded seats and possibly the noisy kids kicking your seat and be miserable all the way. Alternatively, you could simply get in your old fashion wagon and drive your way to your friends or families.

However, these trips require research and planning before turning that ignition on…
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