Category:Service FAQ Archives | Leggat Kia
HOW DO I CHECK MY ENGINE OIL LEVEL?
Checking your car’s oil level is one of the most vital things that you can do to extend the life of your engine. Not only is it important, but it is a very fast and simple task to complete as well. Follow the steps below to check your oil level: First, make sure that you are […]
HOW DO I CHANGE WINDSHIELD WIPERS?
Replacing your windshield wipers is a quick, relatively easy task. You can find wipers at most automotive retail stores. If you are unsure of what kind to use, see your owner’s manual or ask a representative at the store. Removing the old wipers: To start, the old wipers must be removed. To do this, pull […]
HOW DO I CHANGE MY CAR BATTERY?
No car batteries last forever. Things to take note of: are your headlights dimming, how old is your battery, has your car needed a jump-start; then maybe it’s time for a new battery. You should bring your car to an experienced and trusted mechanic but if you have to do it yourself here are some […]
HOW DO I CHANGE A TIRE?
Sooner or later, it happens to the best of us, we get a flat tire. Most of us have a roadside assistance membership of some kind but it is always good to know how to do this. Follow these simple steps to fix the problem and be on your way in no time: Safety First: […]
DOES YOUR CAR NEED HIGH OCTANE FUEL?
Octane gas is available in several different grades, with each number representing the resistance to burn the fuel has; the higher the rating, the slower the burn. The most common form of octane gas is 87octane. Generally speaking, octane gas increases the cost of fuel, and the higher the grade you purchase the more money […]
AIR CONDITIONING NOT COLD?
There are several reasons that may explain why your air conditioning system is blowing warm instead of cool air. The first possibility is that there is a refrigerant leak. The leak may be found in the evaporator, condenser or hose in which case you should bring your car to a mechanic to be repaired. Another […]
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY OIL?
Changing your vehicle’s oil at the recommended intervals is the best thing you can do to ensure it has a long life. As simple as this task may sound, many people are confused about exactly how often their car’s oil needs to be changed. While you can always change your oil on your own, at […]
WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY BRAKES?
The brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle and they go a long way to keep you safe behind the wheel. However, it’s often hard to determine whether the noises we hear our brakes making are the result of something simple, like air in the brake line, or if they are a […]
WHY IS MY ENGINE IDLING ROUGH?
One thing to keep in mind is that rough idling is not the problem – it is a symptom to an engine issue that has yet to be diagnosed. Your engine could be idling roughly due to a number of different reasons. One reason for a rough idle is it could be time to clean […]
HOW DO I CHECK THE TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL?
Checking the transmission fluid in your car is a relatively simple procedure and should be done about once per month. To get the most accurate reading you should check the transmission with the engine running and properly warmed up, on a level service. First, remove the dipstick from under the hood (if you are unsure […]