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The Importance of Back-to-School Service

One of the most proactive things you can do in order to have a productive and safe school year is to take care of your car's service needs. Find out below how keeping on track with oil changes and service appointments is crucial for maintaining your car.

Oil changes are vital because it is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent more serious issues with your car's engine. You will have better fuel economy and fewer mechanical issues thanks to regular oil changes. Your car's manufacturer also lists mileage intervals for important service appointments…
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What to Include in Your Roadside Emergency Kit

At Auto Express Kia, we want people to be ready for any scenario that they may encounter on the road. While you hope that you don't need your roadside emergency kit, it is important that you have one ready. This kit should have enough food and water to last for several days.

Furthermore, you should have a cellphone that can be used to call for a tow truck or call for a ride home. If you are traveling to Erie during the winter, be sure to have a blanket, gloves and other items that can help to keep you…

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Stay in Control During Wet Weather

During a period of heavy rain in Erie, it may be harder for tires to make solid contact with the ground. However, there are ways that you can remain in control of your vehicle and avoid hydroplaning. It is important that you don't try to slam on the brakes or make a lane change when the roads are covered in water.

In most cases, your vehicle will simply slide or skid uncontrollably. If you need to reduce your speed, do so gradually until the vehicle comes to a stop. It is also important that you increase your vehicle's…

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Warning Signs That Let You Know it's Time to Have Your Tires Replaced

Our car experts at Auto Express Kia want to help you keep your vehicle in good condition with useful automotive tips. Your vehicle's tires are important because they help with handling, steering, traction, braking, and stability. Tires will eventually wear and need to be replaced, which is why it's important to keep an eye out for the following signs you need new tires.

Cracks on the sidewall should be inspected immediately because it's a sign that a leak is developing. Most cracks or cuts will appear as deep grooves that are noticeable after the first or second…
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Games to Prevent Boredom on Your Next Journey

A road trip can be a daunting task, given the amount of time it takes to get to your final destination. These hours, while a great time to enjoy family togetherness, can turn sour if boredom sets in. That's why we at Auto Express Kia would like to provide you with a few games you can play the next time you hear the words "are we there yet?"

The License Plate Game requires little to no preparation and can last the entire trip, depending on where you're traveling. As you compete against other passengers to try and find…
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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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3 Reasons to Wash Your Car Once a Week

At Auto Express KIA, we care about readers being informed and protecting their purchases. Dirt buildup on a car can cause it to begin rusting. The vehicle's protective coating deteriorates as well from dirt sticking to its surface too long. We recommend that car owners wash their cars once a week to extend their lifespan, maximize their resell value and improving safety on the road.

Cleaning your car once a week prevents rusting and helps it look as good as new for a long time. If you live on the coast or visit the beach, salt in the air…
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Choosing Between Rubber and Carpet Floor Mats

At Auto Express KIA, we want you to fully understand all aspects of being a vehicle owner. One issue that may come up is choosing between rubber and carpeted floor mats. Rubber floor mats tend to be easier to clean than carpeted ones, which can be important if you live in an area that has a lot of snow or rain.

Rubber mats can also be ideal for those with pets or kids. Carpeted floor mats tend to look nicer and are easier to customize. They can come in up to 50 different colors to better match the interior of…

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The Right Way to Apply Touch-Up Paint

If you want to keep your vehicle in good shape, we can help at Auto Express KIA. Understanding how to apply touch-up paint can be helpful and keep your exterior finish looking smooth.

To ensure that the touch-up color matches your vehicle's exterior finish, check for your vehicle's color code near the VIN number on the dash, on the firewall, or in your owner's manual. Be sure to inspect the scratch to make certain there isn't a dent. If there is a dent, you may need to have the scratch and dent repaired by a professional…
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