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How to Quickly Decide Between All-Weather Floor Mats vs. Carpet

Here at Victory Kia, we wanted to offer some assistance on how drivers can easily decide if the all-weather floor mats or carpeting is the right accessory for their vehicle.

Drivers should buy the all-weather floor mats when they struggle to keep the inside of the vehicle flooring clean. Whether spilling things inside the car or dragging in dirt or mud from the job site, these mats are strong enough to protect the flooring and quickly come clean with just a once-over with the garden hose.

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How to Properly Pack Your Roadside Emergency Kit

These are a few of the essentials you'll need to pack in the roadside emergency kit.

  • Keep a quart of motor oil and a gallon of engine coolant in your trunk in case either is needed.
  • Bring a can or two of tire fix-a-flat so you can at least get the tire high enough off of the rim so you can move the vehicle to a safer spot on the side of the road.
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Avoiding a Tire Blowout is Easier If You Know What to Look For

Although it can be hard to predict when a tire on your car could fail, there are ways to identify issues that could prevent bigger issues.

Perhaps you recently ran your vehicle hard into a curb or ran over something while driving on the road. If the front-end alignment is off, then the vehicle is going to wear tires in an uneven pattern that could lead to significant damage or tire failure.

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Kia Stinger GT Performance Features

What Are the Engine Options on the 2018 Kia Stinger GT?

The Kia Stinger GT is a vehicle that offers two unique engine options. Both of these engine options sport a competitive fuel-efficiency and notable performance standard. No matter which engine you have under the hood, this vehicle will sing. To learn more about each of these engine options, check out our breakdown below and let us know which one is your favorite!

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Guide to Jump Start Another Car with Jumper Cables

Before you attempt to jump-start another car with jumper cables, make sure you're wearing safety glasses and have on a good pair of work gloves. Once the two cars are close enough that the jumper cables can reach, turn off the car lights and engine, then open the hoods.

Grab the red jumper cable, attach it securely to the positive terminal of the good battery. 

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Avoid the Gliding Feeling of Hydroplaning with Four Tips

You know the way that your car feels when you're driving on a wet road during the middle of a heavy rainstorm and you feel like you're gliding? It's called hydroplaning, and it's not a comfortable experience, but there are a few things that you can do to decrease your chance of hydroplaning and increase your control of the car.

  1. Don't let your tires go bald. 
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Is Synthetic Oil the Best Choice for Your Vehicle?

When your vehicle is ready for its 3,000 mile oil change at our Victory Kia service department in Victoria, TX, we offer you a wide range of conventional and synthetic motor oils. Is synthetic motor oil right for your specific driving performance needs?

Synthetic oil is specially blended to include a variety of high performance additives that help protect your engine during ignition as well as while running. 

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Take Some Simple Steps in Order to Help Maximize the Life of Your Tires

Due to the stress put on them by making contact with the road while you drive, your tires will naturally wear out faster than most other components on your vehicle. And they are not exactly cheap to replace, either. So of course you will want to get the most out of them that you can.

The most important thing to pay attention to is your tread. If you notice uneven or severe tread wear in between rotations then that could signify a problem with your suspension. 

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What are Your Cabin and Engine Air Filters?

When shopping for a new vehicle, you typically think about all the great features you are looking for in a dream car. You think about the engine size, horsepower, technology and safety features. Most people don't consider the ongoing maintenance that is needed, however. There are a number of maintenance items that need to be completed periodically in order to protect your investment and keep your vehicle running smoothly. In addition to oil changes and servicing your brakes, changing out your cabin filters and engine air filters is very important.

 

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