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The Not-so-Obvious Signs Your Brakes Need Service

Brakes are probably the last thing you think of when you refer to your car as "stylish." Although your brakes are not the "coolest" or most interesting part of your car, they are one of the most crucial components of your vehicle. Imagine not paying attention to the warning signs your brakes are in need of service while traveling at 75 mph in a giant chunk of steel on a busy highway. That would not be fun!

When your brake system starts to fail, you should pay attention. The obvious signs include taking longer to stop your vehicle or a…

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5 Things to do When Transporting Food

Festivities are a time to forget you are on a diet and satisfy all your cravings. Traveling with food can be quite a challenge sometimes, but we are here to help you. Below are some essential tips from Kuhio Mazda to consider as you transport dishes in the Lihue, HI area.

  • Label your prepared foods precisely so that there are no confusions upon arrival.
  • Purchase some travel containers such as travel food bags that will keep your food secure.
  • Make use of towels that you will place inside the cardboard boxes where the food is to avoid any mobility, even…
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Perform Your Own Tire Tread Depth Test

While many people may not be aware of all the nuances that determine a safe or unsafe tire, it’s not hard to tell when tire treads wear beyond their safety limits. Manufacturers design tires to grip the road, provide an even ride, and to funnel water away from the tires to prevent hydroplaning. If you think your tread is worn, here’s an easy way to tell, with tips from the Kuhio Mazda team.

The Lincoln penny test is easy. With Lincoln’s head facing you and head down into the tread, look to see if any of Lincoln…

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Dashboard Warning Light


When you are driving along, and your dashboard lights up with an error code of some sort, something is not working as properly as it should be. The problem could be very simple and just require a stop at the gas station along the way, or there could be something much more involved that you should worry about. Heading to our dealership can provide you with more information regarding what you should do to fix the issue.

Tire Sensors
Your tires can now let you know if something is wrong among those four counterparts. You may have some sort of…
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Be Prepared When Heading Out for Your Holiday Road Trip

This doesn't have to be like all those other years where you have trapped in the car thanks to holiday traffic. Here are some tips to help you get to your destination ahead of your schedule, according to our knowledgeable staff at Kuhio Mazda:

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Owning a Car is Much More Than the Sticker Price

So you are thinking about buying a new car and probably are aware considering the payment and insurance in your budget, but there are other important costs to consider before buying. Although gas prices have decreased in recent years, it is still a huge expense that will vary depending on your location, type vehicle and how much you drive. Estimate your monthly cost and multiply this by 12 to see your annual cost.

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The Importance of Tire Upkeep


Car owners out there understand all the trials and tribulations that befall your automobile in the course of everyday travel. Day in and day out traversing the streets, roads, and highways of Lihue can drive cars to an early trip to the scrap yard if regular maintenance and upkeep is not performed on them.

Speaking of maintenance and upkeep, when is the last time you had your tires rotated? It's an important and often overlooked question because tires play one of the most important roles in any motor vehicle experience. 
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How Often do Your Car’s Fluids Need to be Replaced?

Each of your car’s fluids needs to be changed on a different schedule. For instance, brake fluid should be replaced roughly every two years. Bad brake fluid can cause your vehicle’s brakes to feel rough. Visit Kuhio Mazda in Lihue, HI soon to discuss your fluid maintenance plan!

Although power steering fluid may sometimes need to be fully flushed out, it is generally recommended to simply check it each month and top it off if necessary.

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