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Have You Had a Tire Rotation Performed Recently?

There are a lot of maintenance items that you have to keep track of when you are a vehicle owner. It can be tempting to neglect some of these maintenance items to keep your schedule freed up, but this maintenance is important if you want to prolong the life of your vehicle. Tire rotations are just one of the maintenance items that you should be scheduling at some point during the year.

If you want to make your life easier, you can schedule your tire rotation along with your oil changes, topping off your fluids, etc. A tire rotation is…

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Car Knowledge: Signs Your Ignition Needs an Inspection

No matter how much you care about your vehicle, something could go wrong. It is important to know a thing or two about problems that could go wrong with a vehicle, like the ignition system.

Signs Your Ignition is Going Out

One sign of a problem with the ignition is a grinding sound, and it usually means the drive gear is not engaging properly. Another sign of a problem is freewheeling. This is a term most people use to describe a starter failure. You have probably seen a person try to turn on his or her vehicle only to hear…

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Replacing a Flat Tire Safely and Quickly

Few things can be as frustrating as being stranded some place away from home with a flat tire. At Kia on the Boulevard, we want you to be confident of what to do in that situation. Changing a tire or replacing a flat tire isn’t as difficult as it sounds. The first thing is to pull completely off the road so you’re not in the way of traffic. Put on the emergency brake. Retrieve the tire, jack and necessary tools from the trunk, and slightly loosen the lug nuts on the tire.

Jack up the car according to…

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See Clearly in the Kia Sedona

When you're hunting for a minivan in Philadelphia, does visibility matter to you? We thought so — and that's why we're thrilled to show off the Kia Sedona. With its sleek technology, this popular minivan helps you see clearly in any conditions.

The fun stars with the available Surround View Monitor. Using advanced technology, this monitor shows you a top-down view of your Sedona. That way, you can see objects in every direction, all without turning around. Whether you're backing in to a parking space or pulling out of your driveway, this system helps you reduce collisions…
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Correctly Using a Roof Rack

Adding a roof rack to the vehicle that you drive around town could have many benefits. Whether you need to carry extra luggage during a family vacation or need to get sports equipment out on weekends, the right rack can make it easy. Kia on the Boulevard can show you an array of options and help you make an educated decision.

If you're carrying long items, you'll need to tie the front and rear down so that the wind doesn't rip them off of your rack. You can use the towing eyes to securely attach long items…

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Oversteer and Understeer: Which is Worse?

For those of you that have had multiple vehicles, it is very likely that you have experienced both understeer and oversteer. If you are wondering which is worse, then there are a few factors that you have to look at in order to determine which is more dangerous so that you can be informed.

One thing to think about when it comes to oversteer is that it is nothing to be worried about. This is something that happens all the time. The only time it could be a concern is if you are driving on wet or snowy roads. 

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Smooth Handling and Ride: Made Possible By Your Car's Suspension System

Passengers in a new car often comment on the quality and smoothness of the ride, while the driver raves about the handling and control. Get in the same car a few years later, and the ride won't be as smooth or the handling as controlled. The reason? The car's suspension system has wear and tear, which degrades ride quality and vehicle handling.

The suspension system consists of several parts including the tires, springs, shock absorbers, anti-sway bars, and linkages. If any of those parts wear out, it can compromise the performance and safety of the entire system. 

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Don't Let Your Vehicle Get Bad Marks this School Year

Back to school means a change in weather, activities, duties, and much more. While it can be a lot of fun, you'll need to make sure your vehicle is performing at its best. Getting stuck on the side of the road on the way to somewhere important is never fun. Kia on the Boulevard can help you avoid this scenario this school year.

Servicing items like tune-ups, tire rotation, oil changes, and warning light indications are best handled before the beginning of the school year.  

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How to Choose Your Teen's First Car

If you have kids, you will eventually have to face the task of choosing a first car for your teen. Here at Kia on the Boulevard, we see many parents who are stressed out and confused about buying a car for their teen. Choosing a car need not be such a daunting proposition if you take a few key points into consideration.

For most parents, safety is probably the most important consideration when choosing a vehicle for their teen. Even though most teens would rather drive a smaller, sleeker looking car, these kinds of vehicles are not really the safest…

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Refinancing vs. Trading in a Vehicle

Are you falling behind on car loan payments? It can be difficult to get ahead when you are constantly fighting to pay your car payments. Refinancing and trading in your vehicle are good options to avoid repossession. Refinancing allows you to lower your interest rate and monthly payments, but you may end up paying more over time if your loan terms are extended. Trading in your vehicle is the second option. 

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