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Kia Sedona - Something for Everyone

If you’re looking for a minivan that’s large enough to fit your family while stilling offering the comfort of a smaller vehicle, come to Jeff Smith Kia and check out the new Kia Sedona. The Sedona has something for everyone, including a six-cylinder engine that kicks out 276 hp, a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, and seating for up to eight people.

Technology is very important to people of all ages, and the Kia Sedona keeps that in mind. The Kia Sedona’s technology center includes Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ compatibility, wireless charging, and Harmon Kardon…

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Is the Kia Telluride a Top Contender in Mid-Size SUVs?

The new Kia Telluride made a bold statement about what it is and what it can truly do on the highway. This mid-size SUV is quite popular among a wide variety of people. To start things off, the new Telluride comes in numerous trim levels that you can personalize to suit your taste, including the S, LX, EX, and SX.

When it comes to performance and capability, the new Kia Telluride is a beast. Drivers will have great traction at all times thanks to the SUV's On-Demand all-wheel drive system. There's also a self-leveling rear suspension for better…

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Proper Use of a Roof Rack

When you need extra storage as you drive around Perry, a properly sized and secured roof rack can provide a great option. Jeff Smith Kia can show you how to safely operate your roof rack so that you can drive with confidence.

It's important to check the weight limits on the roof of your car before loading up your new roof storage system. Often times, a vehicle can have a lower weight carrying capacity than the roof rack. If you have a tall vehicle, be aware of the extra height that a rack adds to your vehicle.  

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Understanding Oversteer and Understeer

Jeff Smith Kia wants you to understand how your car operates and terms related to its operation. At times, you will hear the terms oversteer and understeer applied to a vehicle. Oversteer usually occurs with rear-wheel drive vehicles while understeering is more common with front-wheel drive vehicles.

Oversteer occurs when a car turns too sharply and it begins to spin. When oversteer occurs, the rear of the vehicle fishtails and slides. Oversteer takes place most often in rear-wheel drive cars because the rear-wheels have the power.  

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Remember to Clean Your Tires

When people think of vehicle maintenance, things like oil changes come to mind. What is sometimes forgotten is maintaining the tires. Cleaning your tires can help them perform at their highest level.

The process of cleaning tires is straightforward. You'll want to do this task before you go about washing the rest of your vehicle, if that's also planned. This ensures that dirty water doesn't splash up onto what you've previously cleaned. 

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Be Proactive for a Safe Back-to-School Driving Experience

Although it’s still summer, the time is right for getting your car ready for the back-to-school season. Jeff Smith Kia wants you to know how to take care of your car so that you can get off to a great start for a successful year!

When is the last time your car tires were rotated? As a general rule, your tires should be rotated at least once a year. However, if you’ve taken extended road trips throughout the summer, more than likely, you’ve added more miles than normal. 

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Your Timing Belt: What You Need to Get From it

The timing belt in your vehicle controls a lot more about the performance of that vehicle than you may even realize. The moment that you start to take something like this for granted is the moment that you have a major problem on your hands.

Let's put this simply. The timing belt controls for a great majority of the overall experience that you have when driving around in your vehicle. It makes sure that the combination of air and gas is just right in your engine to keep it running and moving along down the road just the way…

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Tips for Keeping Your Engine Cooling System Going

Whether it's hot or cold outside, it's important to keep your cooling system in working order. Part of maintaining this system involves understanding its key components, and our team here at Jeff Smith Kia is here to help you with some tips and information.

The cooling system in your vehicle moves coolant or antifreeze from the engine to the radiator where the hot coolant is cooled by the air. When you travel frequently, your vehicle can lose coolant over time and need replacing. 

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Wash Your Car to Maintain its Exterior

When you're driving, your vehicle can look as clean as possible after a good wash. This is only one of the benefits that a routine car wash provides. While you're washing your car, it provides an opportunity to view details that you might overlook otherwise, such as checking the tire pressure. You can also look to see if there are any dents that you didn't know were in your car.

There are products that you can use when washing your car to protect the clearcoat and the paint. When dirt is on your car, it can begin…

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Car Care Tips for Spring

When the days grow longer and the temperatures get warmer, it's the perfect time for you to take stock of how your car was impacted by the winter months. Salted, sandy roads and freezing temperatures can take their toll on the exterior of your car. Spring is the perfect season to repair any damage and get your car ready for the summer months ahead.

Thoroughly wash and wax your car, fixing any imperfections in your car's finish with matching touch up paint to delay rust. Shake out those sandy floor mats and run your air conditioner to see…

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