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Signs That Your Tire Pressure is Not Right

If you do not regularly check your tire pressure, you are going to have a lot of issues that you are not aware of. While they may seem to be minimal, they can actually have a greater effect on your tires and vehicle as a whole than you realize.

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Making Sure Your Headlights are in Good Condition

When driving your vehicle, you are going to have a lot of needs. Among the needs you have on the road is the need to see where you are going. This is why vehicles have headlights. They are designed to show you where you are going. The only issue is that they are not going to last forever. At some point, you are going to have to replace them.

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Odors in Your Vehicle Need to Go Away

You need to take action to make sure that you are keeping odors in your vehicle to a minimum. There are a lot of people who are bound to be personally offended by the smell of your vehicle if you are not careful.

Did you know that all that you really need to do is throw a little baking soda or some charcoal in your vehicle in order to absorb a lot of the bad smells that already exist in your vehicle? It is true. Those two common items have been shown to do a lot of positive work towards…

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How to Determine if You Need New Tires

Your tires help you with braking, traction, stability, and handling, so it's important to ensure they stay in good condition. As a general rule, you should perform a visual inspection of your tires about every four weeks. If you observe any of the following warning signs, then it may be time for a new set of tires.

Damage to a tire's sidewall is a sign that your tires need to be replaced. Cracks, cuts, or grooves on the sidewall are indicators that a leak is beginning to develop in the sidewall. Have any cracks or cuts in your…

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Budget Well for a Spontaneous Road Trip

At Eastside Kia, we love to see people from our community go on road trips to see family or have fun going across the country. Going on a quick road trip can be stressful to budget, but it is doable.

Packing light to save on gas is a great way to stick to your gas budget. You can also take a cooler with food and pack kitchenware to save money on stopping for food items. Bring drinks, so you don't have to buy them at convenience stores. If you are going a long distance and don't want to…

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Keep Your Grip on Wet Pavement With These Driving Tips

We have a mission to help motorists practice safe driving habits. It is especially important to take caution when you are driving in rainy weather. More than one million automobile accidents occur each year because of wet pavement. Use our tips to optimize safety the next time you're driving on wet roads.

The best way to avoid hydroplaning is to slow down when the roads are wet. Your tires can lose contact with the road when your vehicle is traveling as slow as 35 mph. It is also suggested to have the inflation and thread depth of your tires…

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How to Control Odors in Your Vehicle

There are a few different things that can cause issues with odors in your vehicle. If your car is smelling of gas or rotten eggs, then it could be that you need to check the lines in your vehicle for leaks. These are dangerous problems that you can fix with professional help. However, many times it’s just that you spilled something in your vehicle. Since cars are very personal spaces, then you should frequently vacuum this space, as well as use upholstery attachments. 

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Android Auto - Technology When You Need It

If you’ve ever wished you could take your phone with you when you travel and enjoy its many features, have we got good news for you! Android Auto, a popular in-vehicle technology that allows you to do just that, is available in most new vehicles. Come to Eastside Kia and get the scoop on Android Auto and all its great features.

With Android Auto, you can talk to Google Assistant for help in finding almost anything you want. You can also push a button on the display screen and do it yourself.  

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Great Reasons Why an SUV Should be Your Next Car

If you and your family are shopping around for your next vehicle, our sales representatives at Eastside Kia can offer you plenty of good reasons why there should be an SUV in your future.

An SUV provides an efficient way to transport seven or more people at the same time, perfect for large families or sports teams. Today's SUVs are very mileage efficient, with most models offering 30 mpg on the highways. SUVs offer state of the art safety equipment, including anti-lock brakes, traction control and airbags, to make driving safer. 

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How to Apply Touch Up Paint

When you have a nice car, you try your best to keep it from getting dinged and scratched. No matter how hard you might try, almost all cars get a scratch or two. When this happens, it's important that you get some touch up paint and get the scratch covered.

The first step to fixing the scratch is obtaining the right touch up paint. Eastside Kia can help you find the right touch up paint for your vehicle. Always make sure to clean the surface that you are going to paint with soap and water. 

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