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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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Benefits of Washing Your Car

Taking the time to wash your car on a regular basis will pay dividends over the life of your vehicle and especially when you go to sell or trade in your car. One of the most important reasons to wash your car regularly is that dirt and grime can eat away at the exterior paint. This can lead to rust over time and makes for significant and expensive body damage.

Washing your car instantly improves its appearance and may even save you money at the pump because you will eliminate some drag with less dirt carried around.  

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Spring Cleaning for Your Vehicle

Different seasons require different types of car care and maintenance. The spring season presents a host of unique challenges that need to be addressed in order to keep your vehicle looking and running in optimal condition. The automotive experts at Kia on the Boulevard want you to be an informed consumer and to know how to keep your vehicle cared for properly.

It is highly recommended to read your vehicle's owners manual and to follow its maintenance schedule recommendations.  

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How to Better Handle a Car Accident

Car accidents can be traumatic, but you can manage easier when you take a few deep breaths. When you can stay calm, you have an easier time figuring out if you are injured, getting help for anyone involved, and staying safe while you wait for the police to arrive.

Keep yourself safe by getting out of danger before you start talking with any of the others involved in the accident. If possible, move your car out of the line of traffic. Look over the scene, and take pictures if you have the time. You will need to know what cars…

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Tips to Reduce Glare

Whether you're driving during the day or at night, you might experience the glare from various lights. One way to decrease road glare when you're on the road at night is to ensure that your windshield is clean. If there are spots or a film on the windshield, then headlights and other lights can reflect off of the details and make it difficult to see.

Adjust all of the mirrors at night so that you don't see the reflection of headlights behind you. You want to move the mirrors so that they are pointing slightly downward instead…

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How Can Android Auto Help You?

Android Auto is exactly what you need to stay focused, connected, and entertained while you are out on the road. This technology has many useful features that will help you have a safe and pleasurable driving experience.

Android Auto helps you stay connected, hands-free. Your Google Assistant will ultimately help you call phone numbers from your contacts and chat with your favorite apps. Aside from this, your Google Assistant will also read your messages aloud so that you don't have to take your eyes off the road to read the messages. 

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What are the Move Over Laws?

It’s important to drive safely and follow all of the laws. At Kia on the Boulevard, we have found that many drivers aren’t aware of the Move Over laws. These are designed to keep first responders safe when they’re working on the side of the road.

Over 130 law enforcement officers and first responders have been struck and killed by traffic while working on the job. The Move Over laws are found in all 50 states as a way to protect them. 

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How to Take Care of Odors in Your Vehicle

There are times when something happens to your vehicle and suddenly you are dealing with a bad scent in it. There are times when you purchase a used vehicle and it smells. We want you to know how to deal with odors when you have a stinky car.

Remove any seat covers and floor mats that can be taken out of your vehicle and clean them while they are outside of the vehicle. Clean them thoroughly with warm soapy water. While those items are out of the vehicle, clean in the areas where they usually sit. 

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Tips You Can Use for Cleaning Your Tires

Cleaning the tires on your vehicle is just as important as cleaning the rest of your vehicle. It's important that you complete this process somewhere other than your driveway. Tire products can often leave behind some residue that could ruin your driveway or garage. Tire gel is a great product to use if your tires have started to lose their dark black color. You might not need brand new tires, just a facelift for your current set. 

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Preferences and the Type of Snow Tire

In the winter, it can be tempting to think that a snow tire is a snow tire and one is as good as the next. However, the truth is that there is a difference between certain types of snow tires. You have choices when it comes to the tires. These are the studded and studless snow tires.

With the studded tires, you have metal studs that dig into the snow for traction. However, people are coming to prefer the studless tires. One of the reasons that people are moving away from studded snow tires is that they bring a lot…

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