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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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Keep Your Headlights Clear and Bright

The plastic cover on your headlamps can start to get dirty and cloudy with use. This can cause less light to get through, and you might have a hard time driving at night because you can't see the road.

Toothpaste is an easy way to buff out your headlamps. Use a rag that has been wet with warm water and apply the toothpaste to the headlamp. Rub it in and see the difference. 

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Back-to-School Maintenance for Your Vehicle

With back-to-school season fast on its way, it is important for car owners to plan ahead for their maintenance in order to avoid damage when it's time to take the kids to school. Knowing what to expect from basic maintenance can be one of the best way for individuals to prepare.

It is vital for all car owners to plan for their maintenance according to their car's personalized needs. This means taking the vehicle down the regular scheduled list of maintenance duties. 

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Road Trips in the Family Vehicle

Who doesn't love going on a road trip? Taking a trip in the family vehicle is a rite of passage for many families every summer. While it can be quite fun at first, soon the minutes turn into hours. The kids in the backseat become bored and restless. Fortunately, there are many fun traveling games that are easy to play during trips.

I Spy and Twenty Questions are great games that all ages can play. "I spy with my little eye, something blue." One person recites a similar line, and the others try to guess the object. 

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Packing Your Roadside Emergency Kit for Less Highway Troubles

Our staff at Sale Kia wanted to pass along information to help you pack your roadside emergency kit to deal with all sorts of troubles.

A small first aid kit is going to really come in handy if you need to tend to minor injuries before help gets there. Tire fix-a-flat is something you'll be glad you had because you can get the tire off the rim high enough so you can move the car safely.

Be sure to have a good quality flashlight and batteries in your vehicle, you never know if you'll have an emergency with…

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Common Motor Oil Legends and Myths

While almost any driver can tell you what oil does, how often it needs to be replaced, etc., there is still a great deal of misinformation out there regarding motor oil. Different industry sources, as well as the free flow of information on the internet, have led to some pretty wild rumors starting. Here are a few of the more common motor oil legends and myths.

Often times drivers will claim that dark motor oil means that the oil needs to be changed. That is simply untrue. While the color of motor oil can show it is burnt and worn…

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