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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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How to Stay Safe in an Emergency

When you are stranded by the side of the road, you will want to have a blanket, flashlight and first-aid kit available. You will also want to have any materials needed to jump your car or change a tire. If a tire is damaged, being able to seal a puncture or check the pressure can determine if you can drive for help or need a tow truck.

Roadside flares or reflectors can make you visible to those who may be driving in your direction. It can also warn oncoming traffic that your vehicle is disabled, which means that other drivers…

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Tire Lug Condition and Hydroplaning

The tires on your car or truck are actually complex devices that include discrete parts. The lugs are the parts of the tires that come into direct contact with roadways.

Lugs are the thick, chunky portions of the tire tread. Well-maintained lugs and the spaces between them provide traction and support to the tires. That said, lugs lose material after continued use. If they lose too much material, they may be prone to the dangers of hydroplaning.

Hydroplaning occurs during wet road conditions. On wet days, small films of water can build up under moving tires, resulting in a loss…

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The Effects of Extreme Temperatures on Automobile Batteries

If your vehicle's battery is damaged, it could influence the entire performance of the car. When a car battery is used outside a certain temperature range, the chances of battery failure will significantly increase. However, there are ways to protect your vehicle's battery from extreme temperatures.

The best way to protect your vehicle's battery during the winter is to make certain the battery is always charged. If a battery is weak, it may begin to freeze at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. However, a fully charged battery will not begin to freeze until temperatures reach about 76 degrees....

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Signs Your Tires May Need Replacing

As important as it is to keep good tires on your car, sometimes that’s just not enough. For whatever reason, sometimes tires may wear out prematurely or unevenly. This can be the result of many things like improper balancing or wheel alignment, among other things. Stop in at South Trail Kia and have your tires inspected. If there’s a problem, our qualified techs will quickly fix the problem.

Knowing when your tires need replacing is generally half the battle. In addition to the famous Lincoln head test, here are some signs your tires may need to be replaced…

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Why Tire Pressure Matters

Maintaining proper tire pressure is a critical aspect of your vehicle’s handling. Driving on either over or underinflated tires not only creates a potentially hazardous situation, but it also ends up costing you extra money.

Driving on tires that are overinflated reduces their ability to grip the road. It diminishes the tread’s effectiveness, and as a result, you could end up skidding, especially on a wet surface. The additional wear on the tires’ center also creates a need for replacement sooner than it should. The underinflated tire damages the outer edges and sides due to so much heat…

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EMPLOYEE PRICING ON NOW

South Trail Kia is offering EMPLOYEE PRICING for a VERY limited time on our impressive line up of 2018 models.

 

HUGE SAVINGS are on the horizon with the purchase of the 2018 Kia Sorento with financing for up to 84 months with 0% financing on selected models.  For those of you who have spring fever, you’ll definitely want to come down and check out the head-turning 2018 Kia Stinger. 

 

This is ONE GIANT SALE you don’t want to miss out on and INVENTORY IS GOING FAST!!

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SALE ENDS FEBRUARY 28, 2018

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Proper Maintenance Assures Knowing Brake Pad Condition


The brake system for your car does a lot of work. The quick process involves the hydraulic system which uses brake fluid to apply pressure to the brake pads that causes the car to stop. When you consider the amount of driving that we all do every day, the brake system is an incredible process.

However, in order to have those incredible results, the brake system has to receive the proper maintenance. Similar to the soles of your shoes, brake pads wear down over time and it’s important to catch the deficiency of the lining before other parts of…
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