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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 Some People Go From Sedan to Hatchback

The choice of vehicle is such a big thing to figure out for people. One thing that people are noticing is that they are finding some benefits for the new types of vehicles they consider. For instance, some people make the switch from sedan to hatchback. There are a few advantages that the hatchback has over the other vehicle.

One of the things that people look to the hatchback for is practicality. Not everyone has the luxury of buying vehicles that have a lot of bells and whistles. This is one of the advantages that the hatchback has over other…

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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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What to Know About Your Spare Tire

Most vehicles come with a spare tire to help you in an emergency situation. The tire may match the others that you already have or be a smaller tire referred to as a donut. The donut tire can only be driven at low speeds and for a limited number of miles.

If you have a matching tire for a spare, you can drive the vehicle as you normally would. However, it may be a good idea to repair or replace the one that was damaged. 

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Refinancing vs Trading in Your Car

If you have thought about trading in your car, you are not alone. Most people have some issues paying back the car note, which is why people are buying cars outright or leasing them with low monthly payments. Getting into a car is not that difficult if you have the right credit score, but if you are on the verge of losing the car, then you may want to look at options for trade-ins and refinance before it gets repossessed.

Refinancing a vehicle means that your loan terms will change. You may be offered a lower interest rate by your…

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Tips for Choosing Your Teen's First Car

The day that you have dreaded most of your child's life is upon you, allowing them to drive off on their own in their own vehicle. Choosing the right car for a teen can help to put your mind at ease. The one thing your child does not need today is a car packed with an abundance of horsepower. Once they get better at driving, they can step up into a muscle car if they like, but for now your focus should be on getting them a car that is safer. 

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Check Out These Cool Tailgating Essentials

If you can plan your tailgating party in advance, you'll be in a better position to have fun times and create memories that'll last a lifetime.

One thing that is certain at your tailgate party, space will certainly be a premium. Instead of loading the coolers with ice. Place a few water bottles in the freeze, then when solid, drop in the coolers. As the ice melts, you will be able to use the water to drink later in the day. 

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What Could Trigger Tire Pressure Indicator Lights?

Even though things like a drop in temperature or the natural release of air from your car's tires could trigger the indicators on the dash from going off, there are more serious things concerning low air pressure to be concerned with.

Look closely at the tire treads at least once a week. Bare spots or uneven wear are indications something is happening that shouldn't and could result in the tire blowing out if the issue is not addressed in a timely manner. 

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Three Common Signs of a Damaged Starter

A failing starter is one serious problem that should never be ignored. Even if the engine is still turning over, you could be doing damage to the rest of the ignition system. Here is a closer look at some of the most common signs of a damaged starter.

When a starter is damaged or worn, it may take a few seconds to turn the engine over. 

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