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Taking Care of Your Vehicle’s Suspension System

If you prefer taking to the road in a smooth-driving car, truck or van, it’s critical to keep your vehicle’s suspension system in top condition. The team at Sale Kia is standing by to consult with you about all the components that make up your auto’s suspension system, and we look forward to being your choice for any type of vehicle maintenance.

Without a properly functioning suspension system, you and your passengers would experience the full impact of every small bump that you encounter.  

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Don't Get Stuck with Car Troubles this School Year

Back to school means many things for most families. It's a busy time of year and an exciting one. Taking kids back and forth to activities, sports practice, and events can wreak havoc on your vehicle. Sale Kia is happy to provide some easy tips to avoid unnecessary downtime this season.

Regular maintenance and servicing requirements can not only prevent costly repairs, but it can also extend the life of your vehicle. Oil changes, tire rotation, tune-ups, and any dashboard warning lights should never be neglected.  

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Timing Belt: Why Does it Matter?

There are so many parts of a vehicle that it is easy to get lost in the jumble of names for things. You can't be blamed if this has happened to you at some point. However, there are certain elements such as the timing belt that you should really try to get to know better.

The timing belt is a piece of your vehicle that controls how much air and gasoline get into the engine area. That matters because the engine can only properly run when it has just the right combination of both air and gas. Get that…

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When to Service Your Engine Cooling & Radiator

Our customers at Sale Kia sometimes ask us if running AC keeps their car engine cool. It doesn't. AC keeps your cabin cool, but it generates heat under your hood. Here's our brief rundown of how your engine cooling system and radiator negotiate and dissipate engine heat.

When you pour coolant into your radiator via the radiator cap, that coolant circulates throughout your engine by the power of a water pump. The coolant leaves the radiator via hoses and flows through the core, a series of tubes surrounding the engine.  

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The Benefits of Keeping Your Car Clean

There are many reasons to keep your car clean and give you the wheels you deserve. When you take good care of the interior and exterior of your car, you are going to extend the life of your vehicle. With regular cleaning, your car is going to look and smell like new for much longer.

When the exterior of your vehicle has dust and debris accumulating, this can cause damage to your vehicle. You can end up with scratches or rust, just because you didn't take the time to wash your vehicle. If you see road salt or dirt…

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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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Drive Safe: Reduce Glare with These Tips

If you have to drive in the sun and face a glare in your windshield, it can be blinding. Sale Kia is committed to helping drivers stay safe on the road. Eliminating, or reducing, glare is a priority to feel confident in driving and getting around town during certain times of the day.

If you have a glare from the sun while you drive, use a pair of sunglasses and/or the sun visor installed in your car. This is the first step to reducing glare. If the sun is still very bright, make sure you increase the distance between…

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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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Extending Right-of-Way to Bicyclists Goes Beyond Safety Laws

Now that Spring has arrived, it's time for people to get outside more. This is the time of year that you start to see bicyclists dashing in and out of the streets.

Be aware that bicyclists have a right-of-way in almost all circumstances, regardless if it's an inconvenience. Often times, a bicyclist will become distracted or simply make a wrong move in the path of your vehicle. Still, by providing them with the courtesy and benefit of the doubt, you're not only being gracious, but you might also save their life!  

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