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Summer Car Maintenance Tips

Summer Car Maintenance Tips

As the heat of summer approaches, it’s important to ensure that your car is ready. From inspecting its exterior to checking components under the hood, here are some summer car maintenance tips. Tires and wiper blades Check the pressure of your car’s tires so that they are properly inflated. Having over- or underinflated tires can result in either not having enough traction or a blowout. While you’re checking the outside, see if the wiper blades need to be replaced. You…

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Kia Earns More J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality Awards Than Any Other Brand

Kia Earns More J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality Awards Than Any Other Brand

Every year, J.D. Power asks consumers to provide responses about their vehicles to get insights on the auto industry. The data analytics and consumer intelligence company compiled over 100,000 responses that covered 177 vehicle criteria across 23 segments. This year, Kia had more No. 1 ranked models than any other automaker in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Initial Quality Study. “Topping more segments than any other brand in the industry is a testament to the design and engineering of Kia…

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Top 5 Signs of Tire Wear

Top 5 Signs of Tire Wear

Your tires work hard to keep you moving, and normal wear and tear is to be expected. Keeping tabs on your tires and their overall health will not only keep them working at their best, but ensure your safety on the road. Here are five common signs of tire wear to watch out for. Low inflation Your vehicle comes with a recommended amount of pressure for its tires, and falling below that amount can cause problems. Be sure you’re monitoring…

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How to Spring Clean Your Garage

How to Spring Clean Your Garage

Do you all too often use your garage as a storage unit for unwanted clutter? If so, it may be time to spring clean your garage. These four steps will help your garage go from cramped and dirty to neat and clean in no time. Declutter Start your garage spring cleaning by removing everything from the garage. It may feel like a daunting task, but in the process, you might be able to find the items you don’t use or…

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Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Kia

Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Kia

The return of spring has us turning our attention to spring cleaning, thinking about all the ways we can get our homes in order and tidied up. Spring is also a great time to focus on maintaining your Kia, and these three spring maintenance tips will help ensure that your Kia is up for the test of another new season. Car wash After a harsh winter, your Kia could use a car wash to get rid of all the salt,…

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

While many of us make resolutions at the beginning of each year, most of us have already given up before spring arrives. If you want to make 2019 the year of success, here are some tips on how to keep your resolutions. Focus on One Goal While you might want to overhaul your life, you will be more successful if you stay focused on one habit at a time. Start small, work your way up to bigger things, and reap…

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Car Emergency Kit Essentials

Car Emergency Kit Essentials

As unfortunate as it may be, a vehicle breakdown is a seeming inevitability of being a vehicle owner. While there’s not much you can do once you’re stranded on the side of the road but wait for help, you can take steps to make sure that your car emergency kit is stocked with essentials. First-aid kit The foundation of any good car emergency kit is the first-aid kit. Ideally, a first-aid kit should include items including hand sanitizer, bandages, antiseptic,…

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Cooling Your Car Quickly: What’s the Best Way?

Cooling Your Car Quickly: What’s the Best Way?

Many of us have gotten into a car on a hot summer day and been hit with astronomical temperatures. Sometimes, your vehicle gets so hot that it might even feel hard to breathe. What do you do? You could simply roll down the windows, but that might not work on a particularly sweltering day. You could flip on the A/C, but that seems to be nothing but hot air for the first minute or so. According to Lifehacker, there are…

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How to Drive in Heavy Traffic

How to Drive in Heavy Traffic

Summer is upon us here in Music City, USA — and that means folks from around the country are heading our way to experience everything our beautiful, fun-loving city has to offer. We love to welcome out-of-towners to our hometown, but all that extra traffic sure can make it difficult to get around. Here are a few tips to help you drive in heavy traffic and save yourself a bit of the headache. Distance Yourself from Distractions If you can…

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How to Change the Windshield Wipers

How to Change the Windshield Wipers

The winter season is quite harsh on your windshield wipers, leaving them worn and brittle at the start of spring. Since you should be changing your wipers every six months, the start of spring is a great time to swap out your old blades for new ones. How can this be done? Here’s what you need to know. What to look for The surest way to tell if your wipers are due for a change is a lack of effectiveness…

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