Floor Mats - How To Choose

Our team at Doug Smith Kia wants you to be as knowledgeable as possible when it comes to purchasing floor mats and other accessories for your vehicle. While floor mats may not seem important, they’re a big accessory to many drivers. Choosing between rubber all-weather mats and carpet mats can be a difficult choice. We’re here to help.

Carpet Mats:
 
• Cost more
• Are available in many colors
• Are available in various thicknesses
• Can be customized
• Are harder to clean
• Look great in luxury and high-value vehicles

All-Weather Rubber Mats:
 
• Are less expensive
• Are easier to clean
 
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Escape the Ordinary in the Kia Sorento

We at Doug Smith Kia often meet families with a serious adventurous streak — and when we do, the Kia Sorento is always top on the list of recommendations. With a rugged design and space for seven, this popular midsize SUV is ideal for your active crew.

Whether you're driving in the hills or setting out for a ski trip, the Sorento's available V6 engine has your back. With 290 horsepower and a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, this model expands the number of activities you can try. For the most versatile performance, add in the available Dynamax…

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See Tech and Performance Options for Kia Optima

There are a few things that Kia has done with the Kia Optima that are unexpected for the latest year. With minor updates to the design and a new turbocharged engine, the Optima takes style and performance to a new level within the midsize market. You will love the way that the Optima handles, and Kia delivers on horsepower with a premium trim that can get over 240 horsepower in the economy sedan class.

Have you been thinking of the new safety technology in cars today? The Optima is loaded with these features, such as blind spot morning

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Make the Most of Your Drive in the Kia Sportage

What are you looking for in your next vehicle? If you prefer a crossover SUV, then the Kia Sportage at Doug Smith Kia is an exceptional model. With this SUV, you can enjoy an abundance of amenities and features that offer protection and convenience when you're on the go in American Fork.

Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection is a standard driver-assist feature of the Sportage. This feature scans the road ahead for vehicles and pedestrians. When a possible collision is detected, this feature will issue audible and visual alerts, 

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The KIA Soul Holds the Crown for a Reason

The 2020 KIA Soul is definitely full of heart and personality. Its most significant features are its safety lineup and its interior goodies. We invite you to visit Doug Smith Kia to test-drive it for yourself.

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control, Brake Assist and Traction Control lead the way in the suite of safety features in the Soul. These three features help you stay grounded and firm as you travel the streets of American Fork. Our sales rep can join you on an adventure so that you can test-drive those features and learn about the rest that it has to…
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Recapping The 2020 Kia Rio

Whether hatchback or sedan, the 2020 Kia Rio can meet your expectations in more ways than one. This compact automobile is perfect for those who live the single life. On the other hand, multiple people can seat in the cabin, so small families aren't out of the question.

The 2020 Kia Rio can keep you safe while commuting thanks to its advanced safety components. Some of the vehicle's safety features includes Electronic Stability Control, an advanced airbag system as well as anti-lock brakes. In addition to that, this vehicle's frame has been reinforced with high-strength steel. 

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Is Synthetic Oil the Right Oil for Your Vehicle?

If your vehicle requires either conventional or synthetic oil, it will be specified in the owner's manual. If a specific oil is not required, you have the liberty to choose which type to use. Your choice should be based on efficiency and cost. Knowing the benefits of each will make the decision less complex.

Conventional oil is a low cost investment and is efficient for non-luxury standard performance vehicles. An oil change is recommended for approximately every 3,000 miles. You should not surpass 5,000 miles without an oil check and change. 

 

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Buying the Best Tires For Your Vehicle

At Doug Smith Kia, we want you to know everything you need to know regarding the kind of tires you need for your vehicle. The most popular choices are summer tires and all-season tires. Both offer very good performance, but both work best under certain conditions. Do you know the difference?

Summer tires are often referred to as performance tires because of their great performance, however, they perform best in summer conditions, such as heat and rain. They may be used in the winter but only in areas that have mild winters. 

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Know Your Spare Tire and Equipment

Replacing a flat tire is a skill that you need to have so that you don't find yourself stranded on the side of the road. Be prepared beforehand with a well inflated spare tire and the right equipment for changing it out.

Change Spare Tire With Care

Always prevent the vehicle from rolling with a wheel chock. Remember to loosen the bolts before lifting the vehicle completely of the ground. You may need to kick the wheel if you have removed all lugs and the wheel doesn't want to come off. When installing the spare tire it's…
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Install Winter Tires for Safer Cold Weather Driving

The next winter storm is on its way and you dread going to work in the ice and snow. Your tires can get a grip, and you slip and slide too much for comfort. Installing snow tires will help you stay safer when you need to drive during the winter.

Snow tires are designed to give the car better grip and handling on winter road conditions. In the past, studded tires were the preferred option. These tires have metal studs embedded in the tread. The treads add grip and traction on slick surfaces. However, they damage roads and make a…

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