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What to Look for When Your Exhaust May Be Leaking

A leaking exhaust is something that should be repaired right away. Not only does this affect the quality of your drive, but you could also be releasing toxic emissions into the environment. If you don't know what to look for, let Jeff Smith Kia give you a few tips.
  • A leaking exhaust will affect the overall efficiency of your vehicle. You may notice that your fuel efficiency numbers decrease slowly over time.
  • When you have your engine running, see if you can feel a slight vibration in the steering wheel.
  • Hissing or popping noises may occur upon startup or…
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What to Keep in a Roadside Emergency Kit

Whether you end up on the side of the road because your vehicle has broken down or because of inclement weather, there are some different items you should have as part of a roadside emergency kit. Jeff Smith Kia has made a list of some of these items so you can make a kit of your own.
  • Extra bottles of fluids include bottles of water, but you can also keep some other fluids available. This can include oil, coolant and windshield wiper fluid.
  • For weather issues, a sleeping bag, snacks and a backup cell phone battery can be helpful.
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Test Drive The 2020 Kia Soul

When it comes to subcompact SUVs, few automakers can produce a better vehicle than the Kia Soul. This automobile's name says it all, and it has plenty of flavor. The new Soul can be chosen in more than 15 exotic colors. The SUV's interior comes in a variation of gray tones.

The 2020 Kia Soul is a driver's dream. The controls are in arm's reach of the driver, and the driver's seat is 10-way powered. The front seats and steering wheel have heated functionality. There is a total of 101 cubic feet of passenger volume…

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Kia Optima Overview

The new Kia Optima offers a premium interior with spacious seating and a smart infotainment system. The automaker changed up the suspension to make it smoother and easier to drive, but it’s the quiet and convenience that makes the Optima one of the best midsize vehicles on the market. The smooth ride makes it better than many of the other midsize cars, too.

The Optima is one of those cars made for fuel efficiency, but Kia wanted to go a step further. Every Optima comes standard with up to 37 mpg on the highway. The 2.4L four-cylinder engine…

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Understanding Belts and Hoses

Maintaining your vehicle's belts and hoses is essential to protecting the longevity of your vehicle. Your vehicle's belts and hoses will eventually dry out and crack over time. For this reason, it is important for you to have your vehicle regularly inspected to ultimately prevent roadside breakdowns and expensive repairs. It is also important for you to understand the purpose that belts and hoses serve for your vehicle.

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When to Take Your Car to a Mechanic for Exhaust System Issues

It's a natural reaction to be concerned when your car does something you're unfamiliar with. The exhaust system of your car is a very complicated system of parts, and if you see one doing something odd your first thought might be that something's wrong. However, there are only two common things you need to worry about.

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Good Brake Pads Are Important for Stopping

Brake pads are metallic plates with friction material that are pressed into the brake discs by the brake calipers to stop the vehicle. It's important to understand the current state of your brake pads to keep you safe while driving on the road.

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The Cause and Prevention of Engine Overheating

When you are driving in Perry, GA, you don't want to have the experience of your engine overheating. This can leave you stranded, and it can cause serious damage to your vehicle. Jeff Smith Kia wants you to be informed about why your engine might overheat and about the ways overheating can be prevented.

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Be Safe When Jump Starting Someone's Car

Today at Jeff Smith Kia, we want to make sure you can safely jump start a Perry, GA neighbor's car.

You'll need both cars' front ends adjacent. Turn off your car. Check that each car is in Park or Neutral with their handbrakes engaged. 

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