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Test Drive Strategies for Consumers

A test drive is a process that gives a consumer a chance to examine common automotive features on the road. In order to greatly benefit from a test drive session, you'll need to consider a few things before and after you step into a cabin.

Research is very important as it can help you test drive proper automobiles that suit your daily habits. Some cars are ideal for short trips to grocery stores and department stores, and others provide performance perks throughout lengthy trips to surrounding cities and neighborhoods. If you only need a car for errands, test drive…
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About Infotainment Systems

At one time, vehicles were equipped with AM, AM/FM, cassette, eight-track or DVD players. Today's vehicles additionally offer multimedia entertainment, navigation information and communication with the outside world via the infotainment systems. At Doug Smith Kia, we have all types of vehicles offering the latest technology. Stop in and go for a test drive.

The systems include a visible screen with menus that enable users to navigate to the desired function. Knobs and buttons make the necessary adjustments...

 

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Why Used Cars Can Be a Great Buy

Buying a car can be a big deal, and at Doug Smith Kia we want you to be an informed buyer who has all the facts. The decision between buying a new or a used car can be a touch choice. We’re here to provide you with some facts and offer our assistance.

There are many reasons why used cars can be a great buy. They have a price tag much lower than new cars, and you’ll save money on your auto insurance as well. You can also get some competitive interest rates through dealerships. Many used vehicles…
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The Convenience of Dash Cams


While many drivers and passengers carry smartphones or mobile devices that are equipped with a camera, a dash cam is so much more convenient. The device is easily installed on the dashboard and set to record for varying lengths of time. They are also positioned at the right height to capture roadway activity. There are a number of reasons why vehicle owners might consider having a dash cam.

A dash cam provides useful evidence in the event that a driver becomes a collision victim...

 

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How Backup Cameras Work And Why You Need One


Doug Smith Kia wants drivers to be informed about their vehicle's safety features, so we're going to tell you everything you need to know about backup cameras.

When you put your vehicle in reverse, a sensor turns on your backup camera. The rear-mounted backup camera transmits an image to your vehicle's infotainment system allowing you to see what's behind you. Many newer backup cameras display different colored lines on the display screen to help you travel in reverse and park in the tightest of parking spots. Backup cameras can also prevent accidents....

 

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Why More Drivers are Choosing an SUV

When it’s time to buy your next vehicle, we at Doug Smith Kia want you to be an informed driver making a purchase based on having all the facts. If you’re like many vehicle shoppers, you may be considering buying an SUV. More and more drivers are choosing to buy SUVs today. Want to know why? Here are a few of the many reasons.
• SUVs offer a smooth ride.
• They get good gas mileage.
• They carry more cargo.
• They carry more people efficiently than cars.
• SUVs are ideal for transporting pets.
 

 

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Winter vs. Summer Wiper Blades

It is not uncommon for vehicle owners to use the same windshield wiper blades year-round. However, there are differences between blades designed for summer and the part created for winter. Summer blades feature a more flexible, light-weight frame. The frame has a lattice appearance and a spring-like action. The blade rubber is also thinner, which is appropriate for warm temperatures and rain.

Winter blade construction is more durable. The frame typically has a solid metal appearance, which is designed to capably stand up against the resistance met when pushing heavier ice and snow. 
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Best Cars for Uber or Lyft Drivers


Ride sharing apps have revolutionized the way the transportation sector operates. That is why our team at Doug Smith Kia located right here in American Fork are excited to provide a few recommendations for types of cars for Uber or Lyft drivers.

One of the first things to consider when purchasing a car for a ride share role is the fuel efficiency. Because there will be some down time when you are driving around without any passengers...
 

 

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Protecting Yourself Against the Crime of Automobile Theft

Having your vehicle stolen can make you feel extremely violated and vulnerable. Fortunately, there are a number of common sense steps that you can take to protect your vehicle from this type of crime.

First and foremost, it is imperative to always lock your vehicle, even when you are driving. Never leave your running vehicle unattended, even if for a short moment. Professional thieves are lightning quick and your vehicle can go missing 

 

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What to Have in a Winter Survival Kit in American Fork

At Doug Smith Kia, we have seen a number of people experience breakdowns. If you find yourself stranded on the side of the road in the winter months, there are several items to have inside of a winter survival kit. This can help you get your car back on the road or help you with comfort until the tow truck arrives.

First, be sure that you have enough to keep you warm, especially if your car isn’t running. This includes hats and gloves as well as blankets or mylar sleeping bags. Depending on how much snow is out there…
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