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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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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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Use A Car Cover To Keep Your Vehicle In Pristine Condition

If you want to keep your car looking like brand new, it is a good idea to invest in a car cover. The right car cover can ultimately keep your vehicle in pristine condition and can also help prevent damage from rain, snow, and sunlight.

In order to keep your car in pristine condition, you should use your car cover whenever you are not using your car. If you have a second vehicle that you use for fun or sport, you should keep it covered as much as you possibly can.

After doing maintenance on your car or driving it…
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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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