Fuel Economy Tips You Can Use on Kirkland, WA Roads

Fuel economy and fuel-efficient driving are becoming increasingly hot topics among Seattle, WA drivers, and understandably so. Using less fuel is not only financially conscious but also environmentally conscious. If you are ready to watch your fuel expense savings add up, then follow these tips from Genesis of Kirkland.

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The Concept of Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

Auto-dimming rearview mirrors have the ability to change their dimness based on glare that your vehicle senses nearby. There is a sensor that is typically located facing forward, right around the area of your rearview mirror. This information is then sent to your mirror, which is constructed in a specific way that reacts.

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When Your Car Won't Start and Other Ignition-Related Issues

It can be difficult to determine whether your ignition needs to be repaired without a professional diagnostic, but there are signs that the ignition might be at the root of a car problem you are having. At Genesis of Kirkland, we suggest making a careful note of what your car is doing to help identify whether the ignition is the problem or something else.

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Keeping Your Pets Comfortable While You Travel

When you travel, you might want to take your pets along for the ride. Before putting them in the car, you need to make sure you're prepared in the event of an emergency and so that they are comfortable. If you're traveling by plane to Kirkland, WA, make sure you have all of the proper travel papers in order to show that your pets have been vaccinated. 

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Get a Three-Month Free Trial of Sirius XM with the Genesis G80

If you've lived in Kirkland long enough, you're probably tired of flipping through the same radio stations. Maybe it's time to make a change. With the new Genesis G80, you'll enjoy full access to Sirius XM radio, which offers dozens of radio stations in nearly every genre you can think of.

Maybe you enjoy listening to talk radio on the way to work. Maybe you prefer to stick with music, or maybe you want to stay updated on news and entertainment. Whatever the case, you can access it all with the Genesis G80. This vehicle comes…

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The Advanced Safety Features of the Genesis G90

Here at Genesis of Kirkland many of our customers want a vehicle with advanced safety features. The Genesis G90 is a new luxury midsize sedan that offers a plethora of safety features and driver-assist technologies that help keep everyone in the cabin protected.

The G90 is equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking. This feature helps reduce the risk of front-end accidents by monitoring the road ahead for slowing or stopped vehicles, and it also scans for pedestrians as well. If you don't respond to the alerts in time, this feature will activate automatic braking.

 

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Genesis G70 Safety Features

Regardless of how long one has been driving, many people still worry about the possibility of getting into a car accident. There is nothing that you can do that will 100 percent prevent you from getting into an accident. However, there are safety features that can reduce your chances of getting into an accident.

The Genesis G70 comes with Collision Avoidance Technology. The Blind Spot Collision Warning will give you an alert if someone is in your blind spot. The Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning System will let you know if there is a vehicle approaching your rear bumper.

 

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Car Wax Offers More Than Just a Shine

Here at Genesis of Kirkland we know that drivers like to keep their cars looking good with regular detailing. Car wax should be a part of a detailing routine. Here's a few things to know about car wax and how it protects your vehicle.

Car wax is actually wax that has been derived from natural sources. The most common sources are carnauba and palm. Synthetic car waxes have become more popular in recent years, but many car owners prefer the natural car wax that was popular with their parents. Oils and solvents are added to the mixture, and it…

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Get Ready To Replace Your Flat Fire the Right Way

If you are driving along and you feel your tire go flat, then you may have an immediate feeling of dread. Once that passes, you will need to switch to repair mode. You might be thinking that you've got this, and you probably do. At the same time, there are certain steps that you need to follow if you want to replace that flat tire safely.

You need to begin by positioning your car as far away from any moving traffic as possible. The ideal place to go is a parking area or vacant lot. Since this is not…

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Automotive Gaskets Explained

Automotive gaskets seal connections between various automotive components in your car. There are hundreds of different type of gaskets. Each serves a similar purpose: to safeguard airtight connections, keep auto parts from leaking and keep foreign matter from entering auto parts. Here's a brief explanation about gaskets from the experienced techs at our Genesis of Kirkland service department.

When to Have Gaskets Checked

Manufacturers design gaskets to withstand lots of abuse. That's why gaskets typically come in
  • Copper
  • Stainless steel
  • Multi-layered steel (MLS)
  • Composites
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