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Signs Your Exhaust is Leaking


?Many people neglect to take notice that their exhaust is in need of repair. Many times, people don't even know the signs to look for. When it comes to your exhaust, damage can cause much more than just a little louder noise from your engine. You could also experience some pretty decreased fuel efficiency. There are some other issues that you can keep a look out for including:
  • Moisture weeping from the rear of your exhaust pipe. The trickle could be very slow, or you might notice a large amount come out just as your vehicle is started.
  • People…
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How to Quickly Test Your Car's Battery


​There is nothing worse than a dead car battery. It's frustrating and very inconvenient. But, you can quickly conduct a battery test right from home!

A battery test is conducted by using a voltmeter, which measures the battery's state of charge at any given moment. A digital voltmeter will give you a more accurate reading than an analog voltmeter, as well as being easier to use. To test your battery, you should make sure that the ignition is in the off position and the car lights are off. Proceed by connecting the red cable to the positive battery…
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Are Korean Cars Unreliable?

Common misconceptions about Korean cars and durability are easy to debunk. A Kia in Calgary could be the best car ever.


The short answer is "no." But short answers don't give…

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Climate Temperatures and Vehicle Batteries

The acid content in batteries fluctuates in extremely cold or hot weather. In the winter, the capacity may drop by 20 percent or more, depending on the temperature. During the sweltering summer months, the capacity of battery acid increases. However, in either scenario, the different reduces the life of the battery despite the length of time the battery should last.

Many motorists have endured the unpleasant experience of having a battery fail to crank the engine during winter. The problem lies in the reduced acid capacity along with energy needed to start the vehicle...

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Avoiding a Tire Blowout

Having a flat tire or a tire blowout can take the fun out of any trip, whether it’s a long journey or just around the block. Tire blowouts are not just inconvenient but can also be very expensive, especially if you need to have your vehicle towed to a service station. Come to South Trail Kia and speak with our technicians about tire maintenance.

Tire blowouts are something we seldom see coming until it actually happens. Here are a few things you can do to avoid a tire blowout.

• Tires should have good tread and be properly inflated.
• Wheels…

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Kia Niro Named Green Utility Vehicle for 2018

The 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show proved to be an exciting event for all who attended. It was an especially exciting day for Kia Canada. In addition to finally being able to showcase their impressive new Kia Stinger, the automobile manufacturing giant also walked away with the 2018 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year Award for their 2018 Kia Niro.

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2018 Kia Sorento Review


In 2016, the Kia Sorento went through some major changes in order to become a more rugged and versatile SUV. The enhancements that have been applied to the 2018 model are a lot more subtle. However, the changes that were made gave this mid-sized SUV more convenient options for consumers to choose from.

Spacious and Comfortable Interior

With the 2018 Sorento get the choice of having third-row seating in their SUV. With the third-row seating…

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Kia Optima unveils its Sporty New Look for 2019


The Kia Optima has long stood out for bringing sportiness, style, and touch of luxury to the mid-size sedan segment. It's one of our favourites here at South Trail Kia in Calgary, and now we've got a preview of what the 2019 Kia Optima will look like when it arrives in our showroom later this year. Kia Motors brought the Kia Optima new look to the New York International Auto Show so we…
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Cabin & Engine Air Filters


All of the air filters in both cabin and engine of the car all perform a specific duty. These air filters keep unwanted contaminants from negatively impacting the quality of the air in your ride.

Passenger cabin air filters have the ability to reduce the amount of pollen, mold spores, and other allergens, from getting inside the car when the heat or air conditioning are running. If these filters were dirty, those contaminants can dramatically impact the quality of the car's interior air.

Engine air filters work hard to keep dirt and dust from getting into the car's…
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