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Make Your Car More Functional With a Roof Rack System

Using a roof rack on your car makes it convenient to haul sports gear and luggage without having to stuff it inside the cab. At our dealership here in Erie, we like our customers to be the most educated on utilizing their cars to their full potential. When it comes to installing a roof rack, here are some tips to make the process smoother and safer.
  • Read directions by manufacturer
  • Be sure the roof rack is suitable for your specific car
  • Remove rack system when you aren't using it
  • Pay attention to torque specifications
  • Strap everything down securely
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You Should Be Aware Of The Signs That There's An Issue With Your Ignition System

When you purchase a vehicle from Auto Express Kia, we want you to have years of uninterrupted driving around Erie. This means knowing a bit about your vehicle and the things that need to be serviced. Keeping your vehicle's ignition system in proper working order is a must so you should be aware of some of the warning signs that service is required.

One thing that you'll want to look out for is oil soak. The starter is often located at the bottom of the engine where it is vulnerable to oil and other leaks from the drivetrain…

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Drivers All About Performance Choose the Kia Telluride

Buying a new vehicle can be difficult, especially if you've always driven a car but now feel you want an SUV. It's a big jump, which is why we recommend the Kia Telluride, a popular midsize SUV. The Telluride has outstanding performance and is loaded with style, capabilities and technology. Come to Auto Express Kia and allow us to show you all of this SUV's features.

The Telluride's 3.8L V6 engine kicks out 291 horsepower and can handle towing up to 5,000 pounds, making it the ideal choice for both work or play. The…
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Kia Sedona - When Safety Matters the Most

Everyone looks for something different when shopping for a new vehicle, but most agree that safety always comes first. The Kia Sedona, a popular minivan, is a vehicle loaded with safety features designed to keep you and your family as safe as possible. Stop at Auto Express Kia and get all the information you need on the Kia Sedona.

Two very popular safety features in the Kia Sedona are the Smart Cruise Control and the Blind-Spot Collision Warning. The Smart Cruise Control automatically slows you down or speeds you up to help you stay the correct distance 

 

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How to Control Pet Hair in Your Vehicle

Don't hesitate to bring your furry friends along for a ride just because you're dreading the clean up afterwards. With a little preparation and a few tricks, you can enjoy the company of your pet without having to live with the aftermath of pet hair in your upholstery.

Stop pet hair where it starts by giving your pet a quick grooming right before you leave. Prepare a place for your pet by covering the area with a blanket or towel and keep them in a carrier if possible.

A fun way to remove any pet hairs that escape…
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Pay Attention to the Fuel Pressure Gauge for Fuel Pump

For those of you that are wondering how you can tell when you are going to need to get your fuel pump fixed, there are a ton of signs that will let you know that it is time to get the pump fixed. It is better to take care of it a lot sooner than later.

One of the ways to check the fuel pump is by looking at the fuel pressure gauge. You can have someone else rev the vehicle and take a look at it. In order to know how much fuel pressure your vehicle should have, you…

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Should I Change My Oil if I Don't Drive That Often?

Everyone likes saving money, but skimping on having your car serviced is one area where you could cause yourself some big expenses further down the line. If you haven't been driving your car very many miles, you still need to get oil changes occasionally to ensure your oil is in prime condition.

Water vapor is one of the most destructive elements in your engine. If you're not driving very much, your car isn't producing the kind of heat it needs to in order to evaporate this vapor. It infuses your oil and contributes to oxidizing delicate engine…
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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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