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What You Should Know About Tire Rotations

Rotating tires is more important than you may realize. Sometimes people push this to the side as they have come to trust their tires to withstand the test of time. Indeed, a lot of tires are built to last these days. However, that does not mean that you should ignore the need to get them rotated on a regular basis. It is still important to allow the wear on your tires to be distributed evenly.

A tire rotation is recommended approximately every 5,000 to 7,500 miles for most tires. There are some exceptions for certain tires that are…

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Car Batteries Need to be Changed Out Regularly

Proper car care demands that you keep the car battery itself running smoothly. A lot of people overlook this aspect of operating a motor vehicle for whatever reason, but they do so at their own detriment. The modern car battery controls a massive number of operations within your vehicle. If you allow it to go beyond about 3 years or so, you could have serious trouble.

There are a lot of roadside service calls that go out to mechanics every day seeking assistance because a vehicle has a damaged battery.  

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Kia Telluride: An Excellent Option for Families on the Go

The all new Kia Telluride large SUV has shocked the automotive community with its innovative design and features. In any configuration or trim level, the Telluride presents an exceptional value, giving owners much more than the price tag would suggest. The friendly staff at Kia of Laurel can show you just how affordable this all new luxury SUV can be.

The Kia Telluride is a large, 3-row luxury SUV positioned to take on the likes of the Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Explorer. 

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Kia Sedona - Bumper to Bumper Technology

Just when you thought minivans were just for large families, along comes the Kia Sedona. The new Sedona is a minivan that’s popular for more than just its spacious interior that comfortably seats eight people and cargo space to spare. Stop at Kia of Laurel and allow our team members to show you all the benefits of owning and driving a Kia Sedona.

Technology is so important today, whether you’re a young child, parents of children, or a working adult, and the Kia Sedona has numerous technology features.  

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How to Install Your Child's Car Seat Correctly

If your child isn't correctly positioned in their car seat, this could put them in a potentially vulnerable position if you were to get into an accident. If there is any doubt that your child is buckled in the right way the NHTSA has check stations around the nation, where you can go and make a consultation. If you're not ambitious enough to visit the NHTSA, that's okay; here are some safety tips that will help you put your child in the car safe and snug.

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Exploring Roof Racks for Your Vehicle

When you need extra cargo carrying capacity in your car, Kia of Laurel can explain your options for a new roof rack. From carrying a cargo box to having bike racks that are easy to load, a roof rack could improve your driving experience.

When you're selecting a rack for your vehicle, make sure that it can carry the amount of weight that you need it to. You'll also have the check the weight bearing capacity of the roof of your car to ensure that you don't overload it. 

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Back to School Car Preparation

If you are going to be driving your children back and forth to school this year, you want your vehicle to be in great shape. If you have a child who is going to be driving while at college, a vehicle in good shape is a must. Now is the time to get the car ready for the school year.

The first step in getting the car ready for back to school time is regular maintenance. You should get the oil changed and the air filter changed if needed. Make sure that all of the fluids are checked and filled…

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Tire Cleaning Tips

When it comes to tire maintenance, things are pretty simple. Keep them clean, check for damage and wear, and maintain the right tire pressure. You can do all of these tasks on your own, but if you need a resource, we're available at Kia of Laurel.

When you clean your tires, use a cleaner designed for your type of tires and wheels. If you have standard components, most commercial products should work. For those who are about to do a full car wash, remember to address the tires and wheels first. These keeps the dirt and grime that you…

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Refinancing vs. Trading in a Car: How to Decide

If you have been late on your car payments or want to lower your interest, you could choose to refinance or trade in your vehicle. Keeping up with car payments shouldn’t be a monthly worry, and if you are facing repossession, taking these steps before it’s too late can prevent late payments or a repossession from hurting your credit.

If you trade in your vehicle, you can purchase a car that doesn’t cost as much to lower your payments and fit your budget. It’s important to figure out the value of your vehicle first so that…

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Choosing the Best Car for Your Teen

With all of the excitement of your teen receiving their driver's licence, you may have put off shopping for their first car. Choosing the right vehicle often comes down to a question of safety and reliability.

SUVs and pickup trucks fit the bill when it comes to the perfect first vehicle. While they may not be as flashy and exciting as a sports car, they are dependable, solidly built and can withstand the minor fender-benders that come with new drivers.  

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