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How to Figure Out the Right Tire Size for Your Car or Truck

Almost all of the information that you will ever need about your vehicle’s tires can actually be found on their sidewalls. There should be an alphanumeric code on each sidewall, and those digits tell you exactly what type of tires you are going to need next time you stop by the service department at Eastside Kia.

Your tires most likely have two or three letters on their sidewalls, and those letters almost always indicate class, speed rating, and construction type. As for the numbers, you should focus on the first two sets. Those first two sets are generally separated…

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How to Choose the Best Car Seat for Your Child

Although most parents always keep their children in car seats when they drive, there are many who have their children in the wrong car seat that isn't suited for their age or size. Read further to learn how to choose the right car seat for your child.

It is important that you don't move your child to the next car seat too soon. You should also be sure that the car seat is properly installed to keep you child secure, and you should only move your child to the next type of car seat when they have outgrown…

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What Does an Alternator Do?


The job of the alternator is very important under the hood of your vehicle. Without the alternator, you would not be able to enjoy many of the luxuries you have in your car today.

Many people think that the car battery is responsible for powering up all the devices in your vehicle, but with more features than ever, that battery would be drained in days if it had to handle the entire load. Once the car is running, the alternator has the responsibility of keeping all those systems in check.

Not only is the alternator going to ensure the exterior…
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Don’t panic! Handling roadside emergencies on the streets of Calgary

Eventually, matter how good of a driver you are, you’re going to find yourself having some sort of roadside emergency. When it happens, there are some common sense tips to bear in mind to help maintain your safety and that of others on the road:

  • We all appreciate a good Samaritan, especially in an age when they seem so rare. However, if someone pulls over and offers to assist you, lock your doors and remain in your vehicle. As for them to call for help, or do so yourself, and allow only professionals or law enforcement to assist you…
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Tips to Reduce Glare When Driving

Before you run the risk of an accident on the road, consider these tips to reducing glare as you drive on the road.

Invest in a good pair of polarized sunglasses to help reduce the glare from the sun at certain times of the day. You will not have to squint with these glasses on because they are crafted to shield your eyes from the brightness and allow you to still be able to see ahead of you without incident.

One thing you can do to reduce glare when driving is avoid storing anything on the dashboard. Papers especially are…
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Is it time to apply touch-up paint?

If you're a car owner, you understand just how important properly caring for your personal vehicle is. In addition to regular oil changes and maintenance checks, it's also important that you have regular paint touch-ups performed. This is a simple process that can make an incredible difference when it comes to the appearance of your vehicle.

When you're ready to get started, make sure you remove paint chips from the area you're going to apply the paint to. This portion of the car needs to be clean and free from dirt and build-up as you prepare…

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Back to School Auto Servicing

At Eastside Kia, we believe that it is important for everybody to understand how to properly care for their vehicle. Toward this end, we hope to provide information that will prove useful for maintaining and servicing your car.

The back to school season is a great time to consider servicing your vehicle. Once school starts, you'll surely find yourself even more busy, and having to run around town to deal with all sorts of errands. Before this busy season starts, make sure to properly care for your car by keeping up with basic vehicle maintenance like oil changes and…

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Four Misconceptions about Korean Cars

Korean automakers have come a long way since their beginnings in the 1980s. A strong commitment to quality and value has transformed Korean made vehicles into worthy competitors for their Japanese, American, and European counterparts. Well-made, sharp looking and tech-laden cars, trucks, and SUVs now replace the troublesome Korean imports of years gone by. However, even though Korean brands now land at or near the top of every major survey when it comes to initial quality, consumer perception in the automotive world often lags reality by as much as a decade or more.

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Kids Will Be Thoroughly Entertained With Games On Road Trips

Getting out on the road is fun for families. It provides an opportunity for everyone to temporarily change their circumstances. However, traveling with small children on a road trip presents a different kind of challenge. Kids have a hard time focusing and remaining still.

Children are on their own schedule as far as bathroom breaks and kneading food. Kids also need to be mentally occupied so that they do not become a huge distraction to others traveling in the automobile.

Road trip games provide the outlet that kids need in order to pass the time while riding in the back…
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Finding a Good Mechanic

The friendly and professional experts at Eastside Kia in Calgary want our customers to leave our dealership feeling confident about the future performance of their new vehicle. As such, our associates understand the value of finding a trusted car mechanic for all of your servicing needs. The first step in locating a good mechanic is to have a basic grasp of how your car works so that you can effectively engage in a conversation about the workings of your car so that you are prepared to discuss any repairs. It is also important to do your research. Researching about not…
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