MONTHLY ARCHIVES: JUNE 2015

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Fuel Efficiency

Fuel efficiency is often the factor that makes or breaks the decision of a car purchase, what with the gas costs rising and fuel now being one of the biggest costs associated with owning a vehicle.

While there every vehicle has as inherent fuel economy, it can swing considerable if the vehicle is not taken proper care of. Besides regular tuning and check-ups, what you can do enhance fuel consumption? That's what we're here for! The experts here at Kelly Risk Free being to 4 great tips to conserve gas:

1. Drive Smooth

Stopping at regular intervals rather than maintaining a constant speed can shoot up your fuel consumption. Try and plan long drives at times when you know the traffic will be less. Don't exert extra force on the accelerator. Reversing your car more often can also increase the car's fuel consumption. If you spot a traffic jam, then slow down before time and turn off the car at long stops.

2. Avoid Idle Wastage

Most new cars don't need to go through the ôwarming up ritual before hitting the road. Standing idle with the ideology of warming up the engine will only waste petrol. Once you start your car, set off on the road at once. When stopping amidst a traffic jam, turn off your engine to conserve the fuel, rather than leaving your vehicle idle and allowing it to take up more petrol.

3. Don't Move With Excess Weight

Cars too are similar to our bodies in some aspects. If you exert more weight on your car, then the engine will feel the entire load and take up for petrol. Avoid carrying those heavy golf sticks in your boot. Extra weight always affects fuel efficiency.

4. Don't Use the AC Regularly

Air conditioners in vehicles tend to increase the petrol consumption than on normal times. The engine feels all the load of the AC and takes up more petrol to operate efficiently. On hot days, try to keep the use of the AC on fixed intervals. On cooler days, use the fan for ventilation.

At Kelly Risk Free, we have more tips for you. If you want to buy a new or used car, then visit our outlets in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus now for the best car deal.

 

Kelly Risk Free sells used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Located in Easton and Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Poconos, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Risk Free and tagged Kelly Risk Free on 06/25/2015 at 7:10 PM

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Everyone plans to buy a new car when the time is right. To ensure that you make the right choice, you will go through numerous negotiations and hear a ton of advice. However, the best way to know if your money is worth the expense is to take the car on a test drive. Sit behind the wheel and take a drive around the street to be sure of your choice. Never go on just the appearance of the car. Ensure that you scan its engine thoroughly.

At Kelly Risk Free, we deal with many cars, both new and old. We would like to share some key findings that you should focus on when taking your car on a test drive.

Thorough Research

The first step of test-driving begins at home. After settling your bills and budget, take some time out and write down a list of cars that you can afford to buy. Carry out a full research on the internet. Know everything about them, the different colors, and models. Examine their interior and space. Focus on the safety features and go through all reviews on the website.

Visit the Car Dealers and Examine the Car

When you have selected your car, ensure that you visit the car dealers personally and do all the required paperwork. It is necessary that you meet the salesperson and know about all the legal procedures of ownership. Some car dealers make a deal of giving you the car only after payment. Always ensure that you see the vehicle and examine it thoroughly before payment. Look through the interior and exterior for any damages. Pay only when you are happy with your choice.

Start Up the Engine

Once you have selected your car, turn on the engine. Focus on the engine sound and manuals in the interior. If the engine is loud, then know that it might be a used car. Adjust the gears to see if they work properly. If anything about the car falls below your expectations, then do not hesitate to try other dealers.

Hit the Road

After completely examining the car, ask the dealers to let you test drive it. Hit the road and stay vigilant. If you hear any squeaks, rumbling or rattles then take note of it, go to the dealer and tell him about it. Turn on the AC to see if it works properly. Change the gears, test the brake, and clutch.

The test drive tells you all about the vehicle. Don't purchase it if it isn't up to the mark. At Kelly Risk Free, we have durable and strong cars. If you want to buy affordable and excellent cars, then visit our outlets in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus.

 

Kelly Risk Free sells used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Located in Easton and Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Poconos, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Risk Free and tagged Kelly Risk Free on 06/17/2015 at 7:07 PM

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To keep a car in perfect working condition, whether it is old or new, you will have to pay lots of attention to cleaning and maintenance. If you want to avoid the weekly visits to the mechanic, then we are here for your rescue. At Kelly Risk Free, we have many used cars that still look like new and have durable engines. Follow our tips, keep your car in its best condition, and avoid the mechanic bills.

Go To a Pro Car Wash

When you have a new or used car, try to avoid the DIY wash. If you end up washing your car all by yourself, then there's a chance that you will scratch the surface more. This won't do you any favors; all it will lead to is more expenses on the repaint. Professional and genuine car wash shops use the right equipments and wash vehicles without any risks of scratches.

Add a Rainproof Windshield

Every car technician and manufacturer recommends that car owners should change their rain blades every third month. Always keep spares, like Rain Clear blades. These minimize the work of the regular wipers and keep your windshield scratchproof.

Turn On Head Lights

Whenever you drive at evening times, ensure that you drive with your car lights on. People who don't switch it on in time can meet up with accidents. This will lead to an increase in the number of times you visit the mechanic and more expenses.

Avoid Pressing the Clutch Unnecessarily

When driving, don't press the clutch at odd times. Pressing it at the right times will allow your engine to accelerate faster and give your clutch a longer life.

Keep the Cell Phone Away

Most people ignore this tip. To avoid too many visits to the mechanic, it is important that you don't attend to any calls or messages when driving. Always stay alert and keep your hands on the steering wheel. Don't try to multitask when driving.

These are just some few helpful tips that can reduce your visits to the mechanic and help you cut down on your repair costs. If you want the best deals in excellent cars, then visit us, Kelly Risk Free now. We have outlets in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus. We have used car models like Nissan, Mitsubishi, Dodge, Chrysler, Buick, GMC, and Jeep.

 

Kelly Risk Free sells used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Located in Easton and Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Poconos, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Risk Free and tagged Kelly Risk Free, easton car maintenance, easton car repairs, easton car tips on 06/12/2015 at 6:55 PM

Engine Service

 

Over the years, every car has gone through a number of iterations. New models come out every year with increasingly sophisticated systems. From new wheels to new engine systems, you will see many changes. However, the engine belts are the only component of the engine that works in the same old way. We at Kelly Risk Free know all about the two types of engine belts and we would like to share our knowledge with you. We are car dealers and have used cars like Nissan, Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, Dodge, and used Jeep. So let's look at the two belt types and all you should know about them.

Timing Belts

The crank powers the timing belts and the camshafts rotate it. The numbers of timing belts rely on the engine configuration. A cylinder per head is enough for one timing belt. This means that a V-engine may have two. An inline engine may consist of one and a W engine could use three at a time. Timing belts synchronize the movement and exhaust valves of a piston. It works in a timely pattern, thus the name ôtiming belts.

Manufacturers use high quality tensile fibers and rubbers to make this belt so that it can tolerate the long mile rides. It has a trapezoid teeth design like pulley belts; this gives it the firm grip on the pulleys and allows swift rotation. If the timing belt breaks, then there is a great chance that the engine will stop.

Serpentine Belts

Most people refer to this as alternators or fan belts. They help the movement of additional parts like the radiator fan, water pump, AC compressor, and power steering. The crankshafts also power the serpentine belts and their numbers may vary, depending on the complexity of the engine. New cars generally come with one of this belt.

This belt is made of similar components like the timing belt. It has V grooves across each section and rotates around a pulley. These grooves give it the firm grip and stop it from snapping. The only difference is that it has V grooves on both sides, which is important for the components it drives.

These are just the basics of engine belts, to know more about them and our car deals visit us, Kelly Risk Free now. We operate in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus, so hurry and get the best car deals.

 

Kelly Risk Free sells used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Located in Easton and Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Poconos, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Risk Free and tagged Kelly Risk Free, easton car maintenance, easton car repairs, easton car tips on 06/09/2015 at 6:38 PM

Nissan Maxima

 

Nissan Maxima

If you want to exchange your current vehicle with the 2014 Nissan Maxima, then hats off to your choice! This model is a perfect choice for people who want to enjoy luxury along with comfortable seats. This sleek model goes beyond the expectations of customers, oft categorized as ôHigh Performance in its segment. Whether you are a family man, homemaker, businessperson, or a bachelor, there are many reasons to purchase this model. However, when you go to the market to purchase your used Nissan, then there are some pluses and minuses that you will see. If a used Nissan Maxima is in your list of cars to purchase this year, then you should follow this guide set by us at Kelly Risk Free. We are car dealers and have experiences with any of the used Buick, Nissan, GMC, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Dodge, and Jeeps. Here's a quick look at some pros and cons of this Model.

The Pros:

Classy and Sleek Design

If you are a businessperson, this model will surely catch your attention. The manufacturers have combined innovative ideas and developed a truly revolutionary model. Nissan Maxima is the quintessence of luxury and comfort.

Spacious Interior

The interior of the Nissan Maxima is not only attractive, but it is also spacious. Keeping ergonomics as the focus, the manufacturers have made comfortable and wide leather seats. Now you can enjoy long trips without the fear of getting any back pains.

Easy To Maneuver

This model comes with extra features that allow easy steering maneuvering. The power steering has a unique feature that automatically adjusts to the speed of the car. This gives drivers a tighter handling around quick turns.

The Cons:

Over Consumption of Fuel

This reason is why some people may not prefer to opt for this model. Although it has excellent speed and durability, the only drawbacks you will face is high monthly bills on fuel. You will have to ensure that you use premium fuel at all times.

Defects in the Engine

The disadvantage of buying used Nissan cars is that you will have to work on some minor defects in the engine. The coils may be defective and it may have electrical issues. Sometimes, the airflow systems may have damages.

The Nissan Maxima is surely a solid performing car with amazing features; it caters to the basic comfort need of people. It is a perfect choice for everyone who wants to enjoy trips in spacious interiors. If you want to buy this model, then visit Kelly Risk Free now. We operate in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus.

 

Kelly Risk Free sells used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Located in Easton and Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Poconos, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Risk Free and tagged Kelly Risk Free, Easton Used Cars, Easton Used Maxima, Easton Used Nissan, Easton Used Nissan Maxima on 06/05/2015 at 5:52 PM

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