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The suspension system on our vehicle is something that many people don't understand very much. Essentially, this is a system that encompasses things like your struts or shocks and when you go over a bump in the road, this system will absorb it. Otherwise, your entire vehicle will jump up and down and shake every time you went over a bumpy section of road. If there is a problem going on with your suspension you will notice some problems that need to be addressed such as:
  • You will experience the feeling of nose diving when you brake your vehicle…
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Why Summer Tires are Better Than All-Season Tires

Many drivers believe they need to replace summer tires with all-season tires as soon as the seasons change. This may or may not be true because in many situations and driving conditions, summer tires actually perform better than all-season tires. When you purchase new tires, we at Eastside Kia want you to make the purchase based on fact and because it’s what you need. Our trained staff can steer you in the right direction.

Summer tires provide excellent traction whether the road is dry, wet, hot or even when driving in heavy rain.

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Newly redesigned 2019 Sedona Makes Debut


Inside and out, the revamped Kia Sedona reveals why they know what minivan buyers want most

Taking on the ever-popular Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna, and Honda Odyssey, the 2019 Kia Sedona is newly redesigned and bringing straight-up competition to the minivan vehicle game. While crossover vehicles have taken a chunk out of the market, many drivers still desire, and demand, the tried and true functionality only a minivan can provide.  

Kia debuted their 2019 minivan…

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How do I test my battery if I do not have a voltmeter?

Testing a car’s battery with any kind of accuracy requires a voltmeter. However, if you do not have a voltmeter, you can do a visual test with the help of an assistant. The visual test is best performed in twilight to be as accurate as possible.

To observe the battery’s effectiveness, turn on your headlights with the car off. Check the level of illumination. Have your assistant start the car. Observe the level of headlight illumination again. If the level of light is the...

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Getting Your Tires Rotated Regularly Will Help Them To Last Longer

Having a good set of tires is crucial to the safety and performance of your vehicle. They are one of the true workhorse systems on your vehicle, and you need them to be in good working order. And since they do have that workhorse status, you are going to notice them having some of the worst wear and tear. With the prices of tires being what they are, it would only make sense that you would want to get as much out of them as you can before having to replace them.

Fortunately, there are things that you can do…

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Take Care of Your Overheating Engine

If your engine is overheating, stop the car. You don't want the heat to cause damage that goes beyond the current malfunction. Stay away from the engine until it is cool. Only then should you try adding coolant. Keep in mind that driving again may result in more overheating. Seek help for your car in Calgary as soon as possible.

Overheating can be caused by a faulty thermostat which regulates how the heat and coolant intersect in the system. A water pump element may have broken, rendering the whole thing inoperable. A damaged coolant hose may have deprived the…

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Did Your Tire Pressure Sensor Light Up?

When you start your car, you might hear an audible alert and see the tire pressure sensor light up on your dashboard. This sensor is designed to let you know that at least one tire has dropped below the manufacturer's minimum tire pressure requirement. One reason could be the natural loss of air. About 1.5 psi is lost per month naturally from most tires.

Another reason could be a change in the weather. A drop of 10 degrees causes 1 psi loss in your tires. A big weather change could cause a loss of several psi from tires…

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2019 Sorento and 2019 Kia Niro Coming to Calgary



40 vehicles debuted during this year's Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, proving that the Canadian auto industry is alive and well. Kia, who recently shipped the Kia 2018 Sportage to dealers, presented two debuts at the Toronto show.  

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Are All Suspension Control Arms the Same?

Control arms are not standardized units in the automotive industry. Each manufacturer has their control arm design. To add to the confusion, the front and the rear wheels of each vehicle will have a different control arm design.

The most common design is an “A” configuration with one leg of the “A” attached to the frame by a bushing and the other attached to the wheel by a ball joint. The “A” allows a slight flex in the design making for an added cushioning effect.

Most off-road vehicles have two control arms for each wheel. There is an upper and…

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Keeping Your Gas Tank Full in Winter Months Helps to Keep You Off the Side of the Road


The idea of running out of gas on a lonely thoroughfare is enough to make some people fill up the gas tank immediately. Still, there are those adventurous souls willing to drive on fumes to try to save a buck.

Eastside Kia is ready to help you keep your vehicle in prime condition with proper fluid changes and complete maintenance checks. Keeping your gas tank full in winter months is one thing that prevents fuel injection problems. A gas tank with water inside is not likely to operate efficiently, if at all.
 
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