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All Types Of Work Possible In New Chevy Silverado 3500

When looking to purchase a new heavy-duty pickup truck, of course, towing capacity and payload capability are going to be top of mind. After all, you work hard and you need your truck to be able to work hard too. But the new Chevrolet Silverado 3500 lets you not only do the hard, physical work you demand of your truck, but with the latest technology, it will also let you bring your office on the road.

With both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you can connect all of your smart devices like phones and tablets to the vehicle's entertainment…

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Primary Considerations for Roadside Emergency Kits

If you are contemplating a road trip, you need to understand that importance of roadside emergency kits. You need to appreciate the two primary purposes served by comprehensive roadside emergency kits and plan accordingly.

First, roadside emergency kits are designed to provide basic items that can assist with certain issues associated with the vehicle itself. For example, if a car ends with a dead battery for one reason or another, jumper cables should be part of roadside emergency kits. 

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Why is Your Radiator the Unsung Hero of Your Car?

If your engine overheats, it is susceptible to all kinds of damage, gaskets can be blown, and parts can be damaged that will end up costing a car owner thousands of dollars in completely avoidable repairs. That is why we here at Kuhio Chevy Cadillac in Lihue want to be sure you know how servicing your radiator and engine cooling systems regularly can help avoid this situation entirely.

A radiator helps remove all of the excess heat from an engine and expel it to the much cooler air where it is diffused away from the vehicle. 

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Don't Let a Bad Car Battery Leave You Stranded

Parking lots are no fun. Being stuck in one because your car won't start is even less fun. However, if the battery in your car is on its last legs, you could find yourself in exactly that situation.

When your battery is dead, your car is dead - it really is as simple as that. Because of this, it is vital that you have your mechanic or dealership carry out regular inspections and maintenance on your battery and its components. Many vehicle manufacturers recommend testing the battery twice a year. 

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Power Loss may Indicate Exhaust Leaks

Your exhaust system is unobtrusive and humble, but it nevertheless has an important job to do. In addition to helping your motor get rid of waste gases, this system must support the action of your pistons. As your motor runs, your pistons produce vacuums in their cylinders. These vacuums help to draw gas and air into the chambers, where these substances are subsequently burnt.

When leaks form in certain parts of your exhaust system, they can disrupt this delicate balance. 

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Your Tire Pressure Is Low: Here's What to Do

So you've purchased a fantastic new car, but there's a problem. Your tire pressure light keeps coming on! What's a responsible car owner to do?

First of all, don't panic. Your tire pressure light could come on for a number of reasons, including a drastic change in the weather or even a change in elevation. If you've been on a road trip, you might notice your tire pressure light coming on and off. 

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What is the Difference Between a Compact Temporary and a Full-Size Spare Tire?

One of the worst driving situations is being stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire. That is, unless you’re stuck there without a spare. If you drive a passenger car, you have a couple of options. One is a donut, or compact tire. The other option is a full-size spare tire.

You can drive on a full-size spare just like any of your other regular tires; however, it’s important to repair the tire that’s flat so you always have that spare available. The donut, or compact tire, is only meant to use in…

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Extend the Life of Your Vehicle With Dealership Parts

Much like the off-brand of your favorite food at the store, generic parts for your vehicle are never quite as good as the original. That’s why we here at Kuhio Chevy Cadillac only recommend original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts for all of the vehicles that we service at our Lihue auto parts and service center.

OEM parts are the only parts designed specifically for your vehicle, and not for a vehicle only somewhat similar to yours. While other companies may offer a slightly cheaper price on replacement parts, they are far more likely to break or fail in a…

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Belt or Hose, Who Knows?

Serpentine belt? Coolant hose? Timing belt? When was the last time you have given any thought to these important engine components? Or were you even aware these are part of your engine in the first place? Well not only are they parts, they are critical to the function of your vehicle, and here at our fantastic service shop at Kuhio Chevy Cadiallac in Lihue, we can help with maintenance and replacement of these belts and hoses.

Coolant hoses help transfer vital coolant around different parts of the engine, and a hole in one of them can result in a complete…

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