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Packing for a Road Trip on a Budget

At Auto Express KIA, our team is always excited to hear about road trip stories from people in the Erie area. Packing for a road trip is important and packing right can save you money along the way. Having a budget for your trip will also give you hints on what to pack.

An inexpensive trip usually includes a cooler for foods that you'll eat along the way. You can also purchase drinks in bulk and add them to the cooler here and there to keep them cold. If you want to have hot meals, a grill is a…
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Taking a Test Drive

When opting to upgrade your current vehicle, potential owners commonly take the car, SUV or truck of choice for a test drive. During the journey, there are a number of factors that you should take into consideration. Why not stop by our Auto Express KIA facility and see what our inventory has to offer. Feel free to take a test drive.

Walk around the exterior of the vehicle and check for damage or anomalies. Check the fuel economy and the technology to ensure that the vehicle links with a smartphone or mobile device. Make a list of features you need…
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Using a Backup Camera: What to Expect


A safety feature on newer vehicles that is easy to use is the backup camera. You can also have one installed after you purchase your vehicle. At Auto Express KIA we sell cars with backup cameras and teach our customers the benefits of this safety feature daily.

What to Expect

When you are backing up or parking, your backup camera will show on the screen in your new vehicle. You will then be able to see directly behind your vehicle and follow guidelines to get in and out of parking spots. They are good for parking in tight spaces in…
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Tips for Creating a Winter Survival Kit

Surviving the winter is easier when you’re prepared. At Auto Express KIA, we recommend creating a winter survival kit. This way, you have the various tools and supplies inside of your vehicle if something happens.

If you’re stuck in your car until help comes, it could be a while. You need to stay warm with all that cold weather outside. Pack blankets, gloves, and hats to stay warm, especially if you can’t run the heat. Next, think about food and water, such as protein bars, in case you get hungry while you wait.

 

 

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Maximize Your Uber or Lyft Experience with the Right Car


In Erie, it’s important to know how to get around. This is why being an Uber or Lyft driver is such an essential job, as you’re providing a service to those who need options to get them to where they want, when they want to. However, making sure that you choose the right car to drive with can be just as essential as choosing to work for a ride-sharing app in the first place.

Before you select a specific model, it’s important to note that you should not be purchasing a new or luxury car for your…
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Making Use of Various Techniques to be Safe on the Road While Driving Into the Sun

Driving into the sun can be one of the most frustrating times on the road. For one thing, your ability to see is going to be reduced. There are certain things that you can do to improve your sight and visibility to other drivers so that you can avoid any threats.

One of the most important things to do is make sure that the windshield is clean. This can improve your ability to see on the road while you are driving into the sun. Another thing to do is to check for any cracks on the windshield and take care…

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Infotainment Systems Explained

The days of having a simple car stereo are gone. Today, infotainment systems offer music and video play in addition to having radio functionality. Infotainment systems feature enlarged screens that display camera and sensory technology images in addition to the system's function controls. The screens are designed in many different sizes. Some have touchscreen features.

Infotainment system controls may be simple buttons, sliders or knobs. Vehicles having rear-seat screens provide more entertainment options, as they are not needed for driving or navigating...

 

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Cleaning Your Car Fast

Our team here at Auto Express KIA knows how proud you are of the new car you just bought or plan to purchase and want you to know how to keep it looking sharp.

Sometimes you don't have time to thoroughly clean your car. Need to clean up before giving someone a ride?

  • Remove all loose items from the car including trash.
  • Clean out the trunk in case your passenger needs the space.
  • Rinse the dirt and grime from the body and wheels with a hose.
  • With a specialized lubricant with a drying agent and a moistened microfiber towel…
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Backup Camera

Technology has really come a long way in recent years when it comes to a vehicle. There are some really great features that are designed to provide you with a comfortable ride, but also that are supposed to keep you safe. One of these features is a backup camera. Basically, a camera is located on the exterior of your vehicle on the rear bumper. You can view the images from this camera inside your vehicle, on the front dash. These images will assist you when you need to back up your vehicle. You can be sure that nobody is in…
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Put Down Your Phone While On The Road; You Won't Regret It

We here at Auto Express KIA are devoted to keeping you and your passengers as safe as possible. That's why when we see so many people falling victim to the same sort of distracting driving practices that cause accidents, we feel the need to spread positive information as much as we can. Today we're doing just that, as we've listed one of our favorite safety tips below.

It can't be said enough: Phones are for emergencies only. As tempting as it may respond to a message, change a song, or enjoy a video while driving, under…
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