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Begin the Back-to-School Season the Right Way

It’s time for back-to-school season! Is your car ready for the new school year? Wyoming Valley Kia wanted to share a few maintenance items that should be taken care of, so that your school year begins without any car troubles.

Check all fluid levels, such as coolant, oil, transmission and windshield washer fluid, to ensure they’re at full capacity. Visually inspect your tires for any foreign objects like glass or nails. If any of those objects are detected, bring your car in to our service department for the appropriate repair. 

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The Importance of Cleaning your Wheels and Tires

Cleaning your wheels and tire may not be at the top of your maintenance checklist for your vehicle, but you may want to reconsider that. Leaving brake dust on your wheels and tires can cause them to prematurely break down and degrade. The first thing the brake dust will eat away is the protective coating on your wheels and tires. This can further lead to serious pitting and degradation.

If you want to protect from this you will need to start cleaning your wheels and tires when you clean your vehicle.  

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Refinance or Trade In Your Car?

If you're beginning to feel that making your car payment each month is a bit of a stretch, you might benefit from refinancing. A lower interest rate could lower your monthly payment and give you some breathing room.

If your credit rating has improved since you first took out your car loan, you may be able to qualify for a lower interest rate loan. If your interest rate isn't enough to lower each payment, trading in your car for another model is an excellent option.  

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Tips for Choosing Your Teen's First Car

Getting a first car that one can call their own is a big deal for teens. While your son or daughter may want a sleek, new vehicle, sometimes that's not in the cards. Here is how you can choose a reliable and safe new or pre-owned car for your new driver.

Most used vehicles run in the range of $2,000 to $42,000 in price. Some drivers believe that the more expensive the vehicle is, the less chance that you will have underlying mechanical problems. This can be true for some vehicles, but you always need to check…

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Car Cleanliness is Important

If you want to have a great looking car that seems almost new for years, it's time to learn about the importance of keeping your car clean. When you wash the exterior of your vehicle weekly, you are going to protect the finish on your vehicle. Any dirt or road salt that is on your car can cause damage.

Avoid scratches that can occur from dirt buildup. Pay attention to the inside of your car too, as this can cause a health hazard. While you might not clean the interior as often as weekly, keep the trash picked up…

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Enjoy Your Car After Some Spring Maintenance

Spring is a great time to give your car a little tender loving care. Check your owner's manual for any routine maintenance that is scheduled and get your car tuned up for the summer ahead. You'll want to have your tires checked, fluids filled back up, and your oil changed to get ready for long road trips this summer.

As you get your car serviced, you will also want to pay attention to the cleanliness of your vehicle. Wash the outside to remove any road salts that have built up over the winter. Vacuum and wipe down the…

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Tips for Saving Fuel

Crossover vehicles give you the passenger and storage capacity you want from an SUV, without the size. If you have a family that needs third row seating, a crossover vehicle is an excellent option instead of an SUV. With so many choices when it comes to customizing your vehicle, you can get exactly what you want.

When you drive a new Kia crossover, you will see that the gas mileage is good. It is more fuel efficient than a larger SUV, yet still allows you to bring more than four passengers in your vehicle. With added storage, you'll have…

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Actions to Take Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

It is critical that you know what to do in the event of an accident. The folks at Wyoming Valley Kia have a few tips to help you in the aftermath of a collision with another vehicle, pedestrian or animal. You should never leave the scene of an accident, even if yours is the only car involved.

Assuming that you are not injured, get out of the car and start gathering as much evidence as possible. This can be used by your insurance company to build a case that you weren't responsible for the accident.  

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Why You'll Want Android Auto

Android Auto is one of the most popular features on cars that have been produced in the past few years. This feature can be particularly popular for those who don't have a great sense of direction or who are pressed for time. It will give you directions, traffic alerts and other data in close to real-time.

On long road trips to or from the city, there is nothing worse than static or radio stations that play the same songs over and over again. With Android Auto, you can sync the playlists from your phone to the vehicle itself. 

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First Responders Need You to Move Over

Every experienced driver has encountered breakdowns, traffic stops and accident responses in nearby lanes. At Wyoming Valley Kia, we want to help drivers like you properly navigate these situations with respect to Move Over Laws.

South Carolina implemented the United States' first Move Over Law in 1996. Other states created similar laws in the years that followed. Now, some version of the original Move Over Law exists in all 50 states. Each state's law places similar expectations on you.  

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