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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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What Parents Need to Know About LATCH Evaluations

If you are a parent planning to transport small children in your vehicle, you should know about how the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluates the childseat attachment hardware known as LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children).

When choosing your next family vehicle, attachment hardware for securing safety seats should meet the following criteria: easy to find and reach lower anchors, a special tool used to measure the attachment force of the child seat of under 40 pounds, and an easy to maneuver around clearance angle greater than 54 degrees.  

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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 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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