SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL extends engine longevity and is recommended for Vehicles with Turbocharged engines. Vehicles operated in extreme temperatures. Vehicles used for heavy towing.
EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS Fuel Economy Ratings Fuel economy is measured under controlled conditions in a laboratory, using a set of test that are set forth in regulations issued by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The results from coast-down testing are combined with additional test results, to provide the estimated fuel economy rating for each vehicle. These ratings are applied to vehicle window stickers and are published on the government-sponsored website www.fueleconomy.gov (http://www.fueleconomy.gov). EPA'S Model Year 2008 and 2011 Label Upgrades In 2006, EPA issued a new regulation upgrading the way in which vehicle window sticker economy ratings would be generated. The purpose of the new rule was to update the test procedures to better reflect new technology and the way in which people drive. The new labels were effective for Model Year 2008. The new fuel economy ratings were more consistent with the fuel economy many drivers could expect on the roads. EPA again updated the labels in 2011 to account for, among other things, new vehicle technologies, such as electric vehicles. EPA also focused on presenting fuel economy information in a format that would be more useful to consumers. Fuel Economy Labels and Real World Performance EPA advises that while its ratings are useful tool for comparing the fuel economies of different vehicles, fuel economy ratings are not fixed numbers. According to the EPA, fuel economy "varies significantly based on where you drive, how you drive, and other factors." For this reason, EPA regulations require that every new car be labeled with a window sticker that provides drivers with a clear statement: "Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle." EPA has identified several factors that can lower a car's fuel economy including: aggressive driving; excessive idling, accelerating , and braking in stop-and-go traffic; cold weather; driving with a heavy load or with the air conditioner on; improperly tuned engine or under-inflated tires; and use of remote starters. Thus, EPA notes that it is "impossible for one set of estimates to predict fuel economy precisely for all drivers in all environments."
Why should I rotate my Tires? Your front tires experience a good bit more wear and tear than your back tires, especially on front-wheel drive cars. They carry more weight, they're responsible for putting the engine power to the road, they do a disproportionate amount of braking, and they do all of the steering. Also, depending on your driving habits, the left and right tires each face their own unique burdens. For example, highway driving often means a lot of high speed turns. In contrast, on Surface Streets, left hand turns are typically taken at higher speeds, but right turns are tighter. The end result of all of this is uneven tire wear. The goal of rotating your tires is to ensure that the entire set wears at the same rate, resulting in an overall safer set of tires. Ultimately, you should be rotating your tires in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications even if they don't show signs of uneven wear. Staying the course Commit to regular tire rotations. When performing regular scheduled service intervals at 5,000 miles, our $ 39.95 oil change, tire rotation, with free multi point and brake inspection. Or 7,500 mile service interval using KIA recommended and approved TOTAL FULL SYNTHETIC OIL for only $ 64.95 oil change, tire rotation, with free multi point and brake inspection will keep you riding smoother, with longer life out of your tires. If you have any questions, call one of our knowledgeable Service Consultants today. (817-560-6058)
Why use factory Parts and Service? Castles made out of sand melt into the sea eventually. The point: if you don't use quality parts put in by expert professionals, you're selling your vehicles maintenance and repairs short. So at Moritz KIA of Fort Worth use only premium factory parts and have factory trained qualified technicians to maintain and repair your KIA vehicle.
Maintenance is a key. And elemental as ABC Routine inspection and preventive car maintenance - A little love goes a long way when it comes to sustaining your ride. By following the manufacture and Moritz KIA of Fort Worth's recommended maintenance intervals, the rewards are clear: you alleviate performance-robbing symptoms, prevent unwelcome, potentially serious damage to your vehicle and minimize costly future repairs. Regular maintenance keeps your vehicle at the top of its game. When you skip, scheduled maintenance, components - like filters - become dirty and impair yours car's performance. Dirty fuel systems like- fuel injectors, throttle body, upper intake and intake valves if not cleaned, experience reduce flow and dwindling fuel mileage and performance. Spark plugs too ushering in sluggish acceleration, deficient fuel economy and inconsistent performance. And if you don't keep up with exchanging system fluids? Your vital car parts can lack proper lubrication needed to cool and protect them. Sound off putting? It is, but help is HERE! Expert technicians and knowledgeable Service Consultants at Moritz KIA of Fort Worth give it to you strait and help you adhere to your maintenance needs. From fresh filters, synthetic oils, tune-ups and fluid exchanges, we perform key recommended maintenance to keep your vehicle running newer, longer, while adding peace-of-mind.
A clean filter means a breath of fresh air. A cabin air filter keeps air inside the passenger compartment of your car from becoming stale and unhealthy. Some consumers are not even aware their car has a cabin air filter. All KIA model cars have the filter tucked away inside the dash where it is not easily seen. Although hidden, a cabin air filter performs a very important function. Not to be confused with an engine air filter, this filter removes contaminants such as dust, pollen, mold spores, and other small particles from the air that circulates through your cars heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and into the passenger cabin. To keep air quality at its best, cabin filters should be replaced according to manufacturers' recommendations, once a year or every 15,000 miles, more frequently if you drive in dusty or industrial environments. Regularly changing cabin air filters also can maximize the life of your cars HVAC system by reducing debris and corrosion on the evaporator core. Cabin air filters stop most airborne particles, that's welcome news for people with allergies and others concerned about air quality. Changing a cabin air filter is a quick process, and you'll breathe a whole lot easier.
A Clean Windshield Contributes to Safe Driving in All Season A clean windshield is an asset in all seasons. Snow and ice, the heavy downpours of spring; and then, depending on where we live, for the dust blowing on a hot, dry summer's day. And, of course, there is always the dirt that flies in from the road, construction areas and dry fields. Throw in a jumble of dead bugs and you can see why keeping your car's windshield clean in all seasons will help enhance your safety and driving comfort all year round. "No matter what the weather, the moment you sit behind the wheel of a car, the first thing you want is a clear view of the road, with this need for clear vision becoming increasingly acute in snow, ice, rain, or dusty conditions. In its own way, every season poses a challenge for a car's wiper blades. Take for instance, a freezing winter's day when your windshield is covered in ice and snow. The wiper blades tend to get clogged, and get stuck to the glass, making it a struggle to pry them away from the windshield and get them back into doing their job. On the other hand, in the summer months, exposure to heat and ozone can cause the wiping element to crack and break apart. Plus, the dirt, bugs and other debris that splatter on the windshield may melt and stick, making it harder for the wipers to clean evenly without streaks and chatter. Heavy spring rains can reduce visibility and compromise safety even more. A clean windshield will help to make driving safer ?
Changing Wiper Blades is a Driving Safety Issue Clear vision and changing wiper blades is essential to safe driving, especially in the wintertime. Neglect your windshield wipers, and you may find yourself in hazardous weather situations with limited vision. Having great wipers and changing wiper blades on your vehicle is more important than most people realize. The most important aspect of driving is being aware of your surroundings. When the weather takes a turn for the worse, a driver's best friend is windshield wipers that leave your window with a consistent, clean, clear wipe. Not only is a clean windshield a necessity when driving during rain, snow and sleet, but how many times have you experienced a windshield that is smeared with insects, bird droppings, road tar or other messy deposits? Removing such dirt with worn wipers is nearly impossible. Usually, you wind up smearing the mess and obscuring your vision even more. If you begin switching out your wipers regularly, you can avoid these problems and keep your eyes clearly on the road.
Need Tires? We sell factory OEM tires for your KIA!! Just as your feet are sore after a long walk, the tires on your car take a beating every time you drive. This isn't a sign of bad driving --well, not usually -- but rather an inevitable fact of life. Tires get old and worn down. And because a tire failure while you're driving can be catastrophic, causing your car to go out of control or leaving you stranded in the middle of nowhere without any easy way to get home, you want to know when your tires are in bad shape so you can get new ones before something goes wrong. Of course, our certified technicians can tell you if the tires need to be changed. Not all problems with the tires are going to be in the tread. They can also appear in the sidewall. Fortunately, it's easy to do a visual check of sidewall problems. Look for cracks or cuts in the sidewall -- grooves that are distinct enough to be visible to the naked eye. This could be a sign that your tire is developing a leak (or worse, that it's nearly ready to blow out). This is definitely something you want to avoid. Sometimes the outer surface of the tire begins to weaken. The result can be a bulge or blister that extends outward from the rest of the surface. This weak spot can cause a sudden blow out, and if you don't replace your tires, it may end up putting you on the side of the freeway. So keep your eye on those tire bulges and blisters. All OEM tires include free 2 year road hazard, (Four Wheel Alignments Recommended when replacing 2 or 4 tires) Call one of our Service Consultant's for pricing. (817-560-6058)
Why Service my cooling system? Today, engine cooling systems run hotter; typically around 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooling systems, radiators, and heater core capacities are smaller. Full time mechanical fans have been replaced by on demand electric fans. This extra heat attacks the inhibitors and lubricating components of engine coolant. These inhibitors and lubricating products are what protect the metals inside the engine, radiator, heater core, water pump, and other key components such as hoses from erosion and corrosion. Yes, you read it right, erosion. Our cooling system service cleans your entire cooling system including: the radiator, heater core, and water pump. Replacing your engine coolant adds those much needed lubricants that protect the cooling system from dreaded overheating and inconvenient costly break downs. At Moritz KIA of Fort Worth we recommend servicing the cooling system every two years or 30,000 miles, we offer a limited lifetime protection on key cooling system components when performing this service every 30,000 miles. Contact one of our knowledgeable Service Consultants today for information (817-560-6058).
Why should I replace my engine air filter? The air filter is out of sight (packed tightly inside an enclosed air intake case) and therefore out of mind. This critical member of the performance system requires careful attention if the engine is to operate at peak performance and deliver maximum fuel efficiency. The air filter screens out harmful dirt and grime that would otherwise find its way into the engine. This grit can and does cause internal engine wear. It can score cylinder walls and stick to close-tolerance mating surfaces, and cause bearing and lubricating surface wear. Consider the environment in which you drive your vehicle. Construction and dry conditions create a lot of dust, dirt, and road grime that gets into the air filter. We inspect your engine air filter every oil change just to make sure it's clean and allowing good, strong airflow to the engine. In addition, it's important to realize that computer-controlled fuel injection relies on a clean air filter to maintain the delicate balance of air: fuel ratio fed into the engine. If the air filter is dirty, then the fuel delivery system goes haywire trying to maintain a balance of air and fuel. The ECM (Engine Control Module) aggressively adjusts fuel mixture in its attempt to compensate for the reduced airflow. This results in incorrect air and fuel mixtures and hence inefficient combustion, poor fuel economy, and overall poor performance. And all because of a dirty air filter. Ouch, that's costly! Remember, good airflow is paramount to proper engine operation. Your car's engine is a giant air pump. When air is pumped through it efficiently your car performs better and gets better fuel mileage.
Why should I service my Transmission? Repairing or replacing your transmission can be one of the most expensive repairs you may have to make on your vehicle. Maintaining your transmission as recommended not only prolongs its life but can prevent costly repairs and aggravating breakdown in the future. To help maintain a safe and constant operating temperature, your vehicle uses transmission fluid to cool and lubricate the moving parts. The fluid reduces the amount of potentially damaging heat inside the transmission and helps increase the life of this important system. Because some of the ingredients in the transmission fluid break down over time, and with the intense heat of Texas and the Southern Region, these key additives diminish at a quicker rate, greatly reducing the transmission fluids protective additives. At Moritz KIA of Fort Worth we recommended 30,000 mile service intervals to perform a Complete Transmission Fluid Exchange, using a full synthetic transmission fluid for smooth and efficient operation, while giving you that added peace of mind. At Moritz we offer a limited lifetime protection on key transmission components when performing this service. Call one of our knowledgeable Service Consultants for details. (817-560-6058)
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