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Odors in Your Vehicle Could Ruin Your Driving Experience

Do you find yourself upset with your driving experience because of the odors that are dominating your vehicle? This is a fairly common experience for those who do not do a great job of staying on top of things when it comes to their vehicle. Luckily, a few small changes can turn this situation around for you.

Baking soda is a great tool for you to use in your vehicle to help absorb some of the odors that are in your vehicle. You don't even realize how those odors build up, but the baking soda helps to eliminate that…

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How to Take an Inexpensive Road Trip

Our team at South Trail Kia has some tips to keep your next road trip inexpensive and fun! Whether you choose a cross-country trip or a weekend staycation in our town, there are many things you can do here to make sure you spend less money and have the maximum amount of fun.

Visiting the grocery store will help you stay within a budget and limit the high costs of buying food along the way. You can also keep your gas prices to a minimum by researching the best places to get gas before you leave on your trip. 

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Why Take a New Car Out for a Test Drive?

At South Trail Kia, we realize that cars represent significant investments, and we want you to get the right car to meet your needs and preferences. We're always pleased to take people out on test drives around town. This gives them a better idea as to how certain vehicles feel on city streets or on the highway.

We recommend calling ahead to schedule a test drive. This can ensure that someone will be ready to answer your questions and promptly set you up with a car. We also encourage people to take more than one type of vehicle out…

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How to Make Your Road Trip Safer

No matter what time of the year it is, road trips are a part of the North American pastime. Whether you are visiting family in another state, going on a scenic adventure, or heading to a special destination for a weekend getaway, it’s important that you stay informed about road trip safety.

Prior to your journey, first check to ensure that all key functions of your vehicle are working properly. Bad turn signals, faulty lights, weak brakes, and dying batteries are common culprits that interrupt road trips.  

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Learn Why SUVs are a Great Vehicle to Own

There are plenty of factors that must be calculated to decide which vehicle would be best to get you around the streets. Performance, capability and vehicle type are all things that should be considered. When it comes down to the final decision, there are a few things that make choosing an SUV a better option than other types of vehicles.

The reason to choose an SUV that stands out the most is probably its ability to carry larger groups of people. If you have a large family or routinely transport groups of friends, then a sedan, pickup or smaller vehicle…

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Apply Touch Up Paint to Your Vehicle

As you begin the process of applying touch up paint to your car, you need to ensure that the area doesn't have any rust and that it's clean. You're going to apply a primer to the vehicle before adding the basecoat. The basecoat will be the color that you purchased from South Trail Kia or at an automotive store that will match your vehicle.

You'll want to apply a few layers of the paint to your vehicle until it's the shade that matches. Let each layer dry before adding another. After you've achieved the…

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Why So Many Drivers are Using Android Auto

Android Auto is a term we hear a lot today, especially in the automotive industry, and we want you to become familiar with how this unique technology works. Android Auto is an in-vehicle technology that lets you connect your Android phone, table to electronic device to your vehicle and enjoy technology safely while driving.

Whether it’s making phone calls, getting texts, reading ebooks, listening to music, looking up gas prices, finding parking spaces, retrieving voicemails or navigating maps, Android Auto allows you to do it all.  

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The Timing Belt

A timing belt is a device placed on the engine of a vehicle when the car is being constructed in the factory. The timing belt helps the crankshaft and camshaft maneuver back and forth. Whenever a person brakes or drives forward, the timing belt is working.

When there is no timing belt on the engine, the car will not start or move anywhere. When the key is put in the ignition and is turned to make the car run, the timing belt is responsible for making the engine startup.

Whether you want a brand-new timing belt or...

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Compact Spare Tires Require Extra Care

Today, autos can have a full size or compact spare tire. The difference is that full-size spares ride like standard tires, and drivers can operate their vehicles as usual. Compact tires have limits. Drivers must reduce speeds and use care when steering and turning.

Calgary-area drivers know that compact spares do not drive or feel like regular tires. The manufacturer intends compact spares to be a temporary tire that can help the vehicle reach home or a repair facility. The automakers do not intend the "donut" tire as a long-term tire replacement.

 

 

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How to Travel with Pets

Safety is the top priority for anyone looking to purchase a new car. And our team here at South Trail Kia recognizes that family doesn't stop with just your children. Pets are part of the family too! That is why we thought it would be fitting to provide you with a few tips on how to travel with pets.

?First, it is important that you gradually build the amount of time a pet is in the car. You don't want to start them out on any trip longer than 10 to 15 minutes just to get their feet…
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