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Preparing Your Vehicle for the Warmer Months

With warmer weather a reality, it can be tempting to hop in your car and take it for a drive out of town. Before you hit the road, though, we at Sale Kia want to help you ensure that your vehicle is prepared adequately for the unique challenges of warm weather driving with these quick and easy spring car care tips.

First, since you'll probably be cranking up your air conditioner, it's a good idea to ensure all your vehicle's belts, clamps, and hoses are properly tightened and in good condition. This inspection will help your engine…

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Steps to Take Following a Car Crash

If you are in a car accident, it is important that you stop and render aid. You can do this by calling the police or asking another person to do so on your behalf. It is a good idea to check to see that you are unharmed before exiting your vehicle.

In some cases, moving can make an injury worse. Unless moving the vehicle creates a dangerous situation, leave it where it is until the police arrive. It is often a good idea to take pictures or record a video of your vehicle and the crash scene itself. 

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Tips for Flat Tire Replacement

We believe in educating drivers like you at Sale Kia. After all, informed drivers become good drivers. Today, let's explore how to replace a flat tire.

If you feel a tire go flat, you should decrease your speed while proceeding cautiously until you find a safe spot to park. Choose the breakdown lane or firm, level ground. You do not want your jack to sink into the ground and possibly slip. 

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Distracted Driving and Reduction Measures

Driving a vehicle can be a thrilling time for a teenager. However, it is often very dangerous. One thing that you have to worry about is distracted driving. One of the worst things to be is distracted when you are on the road because this can lead to some very bad results.

There are many different ways that people get distracted on the road. One of the common forms of distraction is cellphones. Other issues can be multiple passengers and doing different tasks on the road. This can lead to some major issues on the road that can be very…

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Simple Ways to Control Pet Hair

At Sale Kia, we want our customers to be informed drivers who know how to take care of their cars, including how to control pet hair. Traveling with our dogs can be enjoyable until we see all the hair they leave behind. Depending on the type of car seats you have, hair removal can be quite tasking. We’d love to offer some tips on controlling pet hair.

The more you can control the hair, the less you’ll have to remove. Covering the car seat with a removable blanket usually works well. When the ride is over, simply remove…

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Tricks to Keep Rodents Away from the Wiring in Your Car

Mice and rats are certainly unwelcomed in your home, but they can also do a lot of damage if they find their way into your garage and under the hood of your car. When rodents get near wires, they tend to chew. If that wire is under the hood, then you could have extensive damage to your vehicle. If you want to keep pests away, follow these two tips.

There's a special type of electrical tape that is infused with capsaicin, a particularly hot spice. When you use this tape around the wires in your car, mice and rats…

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Get Prepared for Winter Driving

We at Sale Kia are interested in keeping our community safe in all weather conditions. Preparing ahead of time for a winter emergency is key to staying safe and secure if your car is off the road.

Items in your kit may change with how far you have to drive. If you have a prescription or you are going off-road in the winter, prepare to include survival items to get you through until help comes. Water, food and extra clothing are standard for a winter survival kit. You should also have blankets and flashlights with extra batteries in your vehicle…

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How Drivers Make Skids Worse Instead of Better

One thing that is important to understand when it comes to driving is that our instincts are not going to be correct when it comes to circumstances such as skids. Front-wheel skids and rear-wheel skids can cause us to react in ways that can actually make the skid worse instead of better.

When we get into a skid, it might be tempting to turn the car in the opposite direction. We may also stare at what we are about to hit when it comes to the skid. As a result, the skid we get into can cause us problems we…

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Your Vehicle's Differential: What is it?

Our staff at Sale Kia strives to keep our consumers informed about ways to keep their vehicles in the best possible shape. A differential is a component that helps your vehicle perform well, but what exactly does it do?

A differential is a gearbox that is located between the drive wheels of your car. If your vehicle has four-wheel drive, then it probably has a front and rear differential. It works with the transmission to transfer power from the engine to the axle that turns the wheels, and it also makes turning possible.  

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Why is Your Car's Alternator Important?

Here at Sale Kia, we believe in sharing our automotive knowledge with the world. This is because we understand that in order for a driver to get the most out of their vehicle, they must first understand how it works.

One component of the vehicle that is rarely understood is the alternator. Despite its relative obscurity, the alternator is perhaps one of the most important parts in any car. It is what allows power to flow to all of the electrical instruments in the vehicle, as well as helping to keep the battery charged. Chances are, if your alternator gives…

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