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Consider All Factors When Building the Budget for Your Next Vehicle

Here at Doug Smith Kia, we put the overall wellbeing of our customers first. That is why we advise everyone who is considering purchasing a vehicle from us to consider all factors that will contribute to the total cost of ownership of that vehicle.

We know how easy it is to get caught up in the excitement of buying your next car, truck, or SUV. But when picking out that next vehicle to drive off the lot, be sure to look past just what the monthly payment is going to be. For example, is the vehicle that you are looking…

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Salt And Kitty Litter Are Godsends


Kitty litter is known as a great substance to get your car tires out of sticky situations, especially those when it’s cold outside. Although kitty litter is made up of nothing more than clay, you can sprinkle a healthy barrier between your vehicle’s wheels and the snow, likely causing your car to gain traction on the clay, which can get your vehicle out of scenarios in which it’s stuck.

Sand is used to help your vehicle gain traction in situations in which you’re stuck, like those related to the above situation, along with those where you…
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The Value of Buying Parts from the Dealership

Replacing parts on your car or adding new modifications can be an exciting DIY project, but there's a lot to consider. When searching for the right part, you may find that there are dozens of similar versions and you may not be sure which is the best item to purchase. Here's where we can help at Doug Smith Kia.

At our American Fork, UT service center, we recommend stopping by and browsing our selection of OEM parts for your vehicle. OEM stands for "original equipment manufacturer" and essentially means that the part was specifically designed for your car…

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Dashboard Warning Light Definitions

As a driver most of the decisions you will make while driving will depend on what you see ahead of you. Your cars general health depends on how regularly you have your vehicle maintained. For safety purpose while driving it's always good to observe the following:

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Tire Rotations are Vital to Carrying Weight Evenly When Driving

Are you new to car ownership? Have you owned a car before but did not contribute to the repairs on the vehicle? Maybe you had a significant other who handled all that for you or simply took the car to the dealer to be worked on so you were unaware of repairs that were being done. Either way, you should know that tire rotations are vital for tires to maintain an even balance.

 

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Travel Tips for the Holidays


The holidays are right around the corner, and that means many families will be traveling by automobile to visit family and friends. Here is a list of tips that will help you have a safe and enjoyable holiday trip.
  • Make sure your vehicle is in good shape. Take your car to Doug Smith Kia to have any scheduled maintenance done before you head out on your holiday trip.
  • Plan out your route. Though just about…
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How To Safely Transport Food During The Holiday Season


The holiday season is now upon us, and that means transporting food to your friends, family, and co-workers. If you wonder how you will be able to transport all of the delicious snacks, appetizers, cookies, and meals you have created and want to share, then try the following tips. They should help you keep your food intact and warm or cold.

Use tightly sealed containers and plastic dishes to prevent any spills. Wrap up any hot dishes in towels or even consider placing it in cardboard. The cardboard serves as both an insulator and another barrier to protect against spills…
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Fall Means Football & Seasonal Vehicle Maintenance

Fall is here and that means football! The popular sport and cooler temperatures often bring tailgating events for football enthusiasts. Is your car, SUV or truck ready for the fun? If your Kia vehicle hasn’t had its seasonal maintenance performed, then now is the time to get that done. Seasonal maintenance means that your vehicle will be road-ready for all of the football fun this fall, from tailgates and watch parties to away games.

 

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Having a Hard Time Letting Go of the Vehicle After the Lease Ends?

At Doug Smith Kia, we have come across many customers who find it hard to let the car go at the end of a lease. They have grown emotionally close to the car and enjoy the performance and handling of our Kia models. Perhaps their kids are fond of the car, and it has served the family efficiently over time. Therefore, it is normal to have feelings of doubt and hesitation at the conclusion of a Kia lease.

If that is the case for you as you approach your lease expiration date, the following options would be the best to…

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2018 Kia Stinger designed for speed

The Gran Turismo was considered a little more than a dream for Kia Motors a few years ago but, with the 2018 Kia Stinger, that dream has now become a reality. Kia plans to begin selling this high performance car in December and already its speed is being talked about.

Kia equipped the Stinger with a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder engine or an available 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 that can reach 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. 

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