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Understanding the Key Differences Between All-Season and Winter Tires

Many people mistakenly believe that all-season tires are equipped with the necessary traction and tread to handle any type of winter driving conditions. The truth is that although all-season tires provide a versatile performance on a variety of road conditions, these tires are not engineered to handle the rigors of severe winter weather.

Winter tires boast specific features designed to plow through a variety of challenges. Flexible tread rubber ensures that the tire is able to grip the road with ease...
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A Showroom Shine is Possible after Purchasing Your Car

When you purchased your car, you probably loved the showroom shine. We admit, there is a lot of work that goes into keeping the cars looking that way. While you don't need to go to the level that we do, there are ways that you can still get the ideal shine after leaving the dealership.

A good car wax will go a long way to help maintain an original shine. It will also help to keep the original paintwork lasting longer. Car wax is not that expensive, and there are many different varieties that are excellent for providing a…

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Breaking Down the Pros and Cons of Tonneau Covers

The entire team here at Korum Automotive Group wanted to help give you a better understanding of the good and bad concerning owning a new tonneau cover. Having a new tonneau cover installed on your truck bed will help to protect things you are hauling around. Not only will no one see those tools or fishing supplies, they will be safe under lock and key in case you have to leave them in the truck when you are away.

The tonneau cover acts as a protective barrier to all the weather conditions in this region of the country. 

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How Does Your Transmission Work?

In order for your tires to move, your car has to do far more than just make the engine run. So how exactly does this happen? That is why we here at Korum Automotive Group of Puyallup, WA are here to teach you all about your car's transmission.

A transmission's main purpose is to take the power generated in the motor and transmit it, with the help of other parts, to the axles of the car that help move it forward. Without a properly performing transmission, your vehicle isn't going anywhere anytime soon. 

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Consider Headlight Maintenance or Cleaning

Driving in the dark can be a bit of a challenge for many people. If you add rain, snow or another harsh weather condition to the mix, then the ability to navigate the road can become even more difficult. If you feel like your vehicle is difficult to drive in the dark because you cannot properly see the road in front of you, then you may want to stop down to one of our auto service locations in Puyallup, WA and let our technicians see if there is anything we can do to help improve your overall visibility.

 

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Maintain Your Car Before Your Road Trip

When you are planning a road trip for the holidays, do you make a checklist of things to have checked on your car before leaving? If not, you may want to add this planning tool to your routine! The checklist will help you to avoid a breakdown when on the road, no matter if it's only 100 miles or 1,000 miles away.

Shorter road trips are less intense and call for far less things to be repaired, but the longer trips will need to have a checklist performed before leaving.

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The Obvious Signs Your Car Brakes Will Fail

If you notice a warning sign that your car brakes are about to fail in the Puyallup area, you should get over to our dealership as quickly as possible so a skilled brake mechanic can determine the extent of the trouble. Our team at Korum's Pre-Owned Vehicles can easily help you to notice the warning signs of bad brakes include:

  • If you attempt to stop the vehicle quickly, you notice that the vehicle begins to bounce up and down.
  • While driving, you are smelling something burning from under the vehicle.
  • When the car is in reverse, you start to…
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Time to Consider Getting a New Car Battery

When you identify one or more of the following warning signs, it might be time to get over to Korum's Pre-Owned Vehicles for a new battery before you wind up stranded somewhere and need a jump or a tow. If you know what to be looking for, these failing car battery warning signs are simple to identify.

The first thing to look for is how the lights are responding in the car. When the car battery is close to failing, the headlights are going to appear dim after starting the car, the interior lights may flicker form time to…

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Korum's Pre-Owned Vehicles Helps You Tackle Fall

If you blinked, you may have missed it: summer is nearing its final chapter. Back-to-School advertisements are crowding the airwaves, and your monthly budget now includes pencils, paper and calculators. Fall kid-chauffeuring chaos is slithering its way to Puyallup, and if you happen to be one of our many used Ford or Lincoln drivers, you face the troubling reality that with school, sports, clubs, meetings and changing weather, your car’s interior will get beaten up.

At Korum's Pre-Owned Vehicles, we make it our prerogative to maintain your Ford Escape or Lincoln MKC's comforting air.

 

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