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Why is it Important to Inspect Your Belts and Hoses?

Whether you navigate the streets of Lihue in a car, truck or SUV, your vehicle features a network of belts and hoses that keep your engine's components working in tandem. Your belts help your alternator, power steering system, air conditioning, and water pump in working order, while your hoses transfer air pressure and fluids between components.

Like most parts of your vehicle, your belts and hoses require service and replacement over time. The excessive temperatures and mileage that your vehicle experiences cause your components to wear down. 

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Ford Fiesta ST Performance Features

When you’re in the market for a performance vehicle with sporty compact styling, take a look at the 2018 Fiesta ST. The Ford design team has more than delivered on this powerhouse. To start with, its 1.6L Ti-VCT turbocharged direct injection EcoBoost l-4 engine opens up at 197 horsepower and 202 foot-pounds of torque.

When combined with the ST’s 6-speed manual transmission this engine’s capacity offers you the extra control to handle the road at every curve. 

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2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Blends Exterior Power With Interior Comfort

The 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor performance pickup is receiving a lot of positive attention, and for good reason. This powerful and sporty truck combines interior luxury and exterior toughness to deliver a unique driving experience.

 

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On the exterior front, the F-150 raptor brings a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine to the table. This motor includes twin-turbochargers that combine to put out over 500 foot-pounds of torque and 450-horsepower. 

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How to Get the Right Motor Oil for Your Car

Sometimes it can get scary when your mechanic tells you that your engine needs an oil change. Not knowing what that exactly means will lead to a series of questions on the essence of an oil change and how to determine the best oil for your engine. Here’s how to find answers to some of those questions in a jiffy.

The first thing you should check when buying a new motor oil bottle is whether it has the American Petroleum Institute sticker. 

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Are There Different Types of Transmissions?

Car manufacturers install four diverse types of transmissions in their products. The oldest is the manual transmission that the driver manipulates through a clutch and gear shift. The fully automatic transmission is the most common transmission on the highway today. The fully automatic is run electronically by the car's computer. There is no clutch or gear shift.

With a semi-automatic transmission, the driver selects the gears through a shifter located behind the steering wheel. 

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When Your Catalytic Converter Fails

If you have been told that your catalytic converter has failed, this means that the emissions your car is producing are higher than normal. Your catalytic converter cleans the air coming from your engine. When it isn't working, your car will produce poor quality air that is dangerous for you and the environment. Bring your car to Kuhio Auto Group if you think you are having problems with your exhaust system.

Whether you have recently failed an emissions test or you notice a terrible smell coming from your car, it's important to have issues with your exhaust system…

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Seek Out Service for Noisy Brakes

When you come up to a stop sign and you press on your brakes, you are embarrassed by the sound that they let out. You are concerned that they may be wearing out and you feel like others are looking at you because of the noise that they make. It is important for you to get help for noisy brakes.

The noise that your brakes make may or may not be a sign of a problem, but it is best for you to get them looked at in case it is.

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Safe Food Transport for the Holidays

The holidays are a time to travel and visit family or friends, and even attend company holiday parties. With all of these great social activities comes delicious food too! This holiday season, if you are transporting food from one destination to another, here’s a few tips from the Kuhio Auto Group to make sure your delicious package makes it there safe and tasty.

  1. For cold or frozen items, be sure to package them in a large ziplock bag or sealed plastic container and transport them in a cooler with ice that has a locking/sealing lid.
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Inspect Your Tires Regularly and Stay Safe

Before making a long road trip in the Lihue, Hawaii region, you should make sure your car is in good shape. You don't want anything going wrong while making your journey. One of the most important things that the Kuhio Auto Group team recommends that you check are your tires.

The tread needs to be deep enough to keep you safe. When tread isn't deep enough, water can't easily pass under your tires, and this is what causes hydroplaning. Having not enough tread on your tires can also put you at risk of having a blowout while…

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Keep up With Headlight Service for Improved Visibility

Headlights in cars sold across the United States of America have been of terrible quality in recent years, which is interesting because our modern technology allows so much innovation in this area. This problem isn’t just centralized in the USA; it’s found across the whole entire world!

 

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