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How to Properly Use Crash Test Ratings During Your Car Search

At Rimrock Kia, your safety is our number one concern. That's why we want you to properly understand and utilize the various crash test ratings during your car search. These ratings offer valuable information that can help you make a wise decision about your next vehicle in Billings, MT. Here are a few tips to help you understand the differences between the two main crash tests.

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Whether to Change Your Oil From Minimal Driving

If you are wondering whether or not to change your oil because you drive it minimally, the answer is you should still change your oil. As a matter of fact, the recommendations for an oil change frequency does not just list the number of miles you drive the vehicle, but also the amount of time between oil changes

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Stay Safe on the Road and Avoid Hydroplaning

While we try our best to stay aware of what is on the road ahead of us, there are always surprises that you can't quite prepare for. Hydroplaning is something that often comes out of nowhere. Luckily, there are some steps that you can take in order to stay safe if there is a lot of rain happening in your area or if the rain has just stopped.

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Don’t Overlook Your Vehicle’s Belts and Hoses

An engine’s belts and hoses are key components to proper operation, and every vehicle owner should know the basics on how to maintain them. The mechanics at Rimrock Kia are experts at caring for all types of passenger vehicles, and we’re standing by to provide additional information or a thorough check-up of your vehicle's belts and hoses when you visit our convenient location in Billings, MT.

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Keeping Kids Occupied While in the Car

The people from Rimrock Kia understand how fun a summer family road trip can be. However, we also understand how difficult it can be for kids to behave for several hours in a confined location. Fortunately, there are a variety of games that parents can play with their children to help pass the time.

The license plate game asks kids to keep track of the states that other vehicles on the highway are from. You can also keep track of vehicles from Canadian provinces as well to make this task more interesting.  

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A Couple of Signs You Need New Tires

If you change your tires when they are worn down, it will help with traction, stability, braking, and handling. At Rimrock Kia, our associates share a goal to help our customers stay informed about their vehicles, so here are some warning signs that let you know your tires should be changed.

Excessive vibration when you're driving could mean that your tires are worn. However, it could also be worn shock absorbers or misaligned wheels, but the tires will still become damaged in these situations.  

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Go on a Road Trip without Spending a Fortune

Taking a road trip can be a lot of fun. If you’re not careful, however, it can be expensive. When you’re getting ready to hit the road from Billings, MT, we have a few helpful tips. It’s also a good idea to get your vehicle checked out at Rimrock Kia so that you know that it’s fully road ready.

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An Easy and Effective Way to Clean Your Vehicle's Engine

While most car owners are diligent about keeping their vehicles clean on the outside, it is also important that they keep the components under the hood clean. At Rimrock Kia in Billings, MT, we strive to help our customers keep their cars in good condition, so follow these simple steps to clean your engine.

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Charging Your Car's Battery

Jumper cables are a quick solution for a dead battery but using a battery charger can charge your battery to its full capacity, perfect for those times when you accidentally leave your headlights on all night long.

Take your unplugged battery charger and place the positive, red clamp on the positive terminal of your battery. Y

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