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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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How to Repair a Light Scratch on Your Vehicle

Here at Doug Smith Kia, we want you to know how to keep your car in top condition. Have a light scratch that doesn't go all the way to the metal beneath the paint? If so, use the following steps for the repair:
 
1. Clean the scratch area and surface around it with warm water and soap.
2. Using sandpaper (220 grit or higher), scuff the paint around the scratch to provide a smooth surface.
3. Sand as little of the surface as you can. You're just removing debris from the scratch and creating a smooth surface for…
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Stop Getting Sick In The Car With These Tips

Motion sickness is something that impacts a great deal of people, but many do not know where they need to turn to get some help with it. Why are they left to suffer unnecessarily? A lot of times it just has to do with a lack of solid information on the topic from which to proceed. Today, we will cover a few ways that you can fight back against motion sickness.

Some have used therapies to help them feel fewer symptoms than they otherwise would. 

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Learn More About The Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is not your average SUV. This compact vehicle has a unique design. The Soul has four doors and a hatchback for easy loading of cargo. The Soul comes in a variety of bright colors, and this vehicle offers a roomy interior. At Doug Smith Kia located in American Fork, you will find that the Kia Soul has comfort and safety features to please.

The interior seating of the Kia Soul is truly comfortable. The Kia Soul offers a 10-way power driver's seat, so you can find the best and most comfortable driving position. 

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Space And Safety In The Kia Optima

The Kia Optima is a spacious sedan with plenty of features inside and a few luxury touches outside. The navigation screen displays several details that are beneficial while you're driving including a view of the area behind your car when you shift in reverse.

Bucket seats in the front and rear of the Optima provide comfort for long rides in American Fork. A forward-collision warning system notifies you if there is anything crossing your path. One thing to keep in mind is that the SX trim is no longer available for the Optima.

If you need to haul a…

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What Works Best? Snow Tires Or All-Season Tires?

Tires can be bought as either All-Season tires or as Snow tires. Which one to choose is dependent upon a few factors. Probably the most obvious is the type of weather you run into where you live and the basic driving conditions you experience. If you live in an area that may have only a little snow every year, and ice is not a problem, then the best option would probably be the all-weather tires. However, if you live in an area that has significant snow and ice, then Snow tires are probably the safest option.

It is important to…

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How To Safely Correct A Slide When Traveling On Icy Roads

Traveling icy roads is always an unnerving experience. At Doug Smith Kia, we believe that knowledge is power. If you know how to handle your vehicle in any weather conditions, you can avoid a slew of potentially dangerous problems. Skidding, sliding, and fishtailing can be easily prevented by American Fork drivers with proper tire care and a willingness to maintain reasonable and weather-appropriate driving speeds. If your car starts to slide, however, you can use the following tips to bring it safely back under control.

Resist The Urge To Brake

 
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The Kia Telluride and its Impressive Features

Our Doug Smith Kia associates are always happy to provide our American Fork customers with information about our vehicles. If you want a midsize SUV, the Kia Telluride can seat up to eight passengers, is offered in four trims, and comes loaded with features that you can explore below.

The Telluride has a 3.8L V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission under its hood. This powertrain generates 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque with a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The Telluride offers four drive modes, which include Eco, Sport, Comfort, and Smart, for improved capability
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Highlights of the Kia Sedona

The Kia Sedona is a popular minivan that offers plenty of cargo space as well as seating for up to eight people, but that’s a few of the many things that make the Kia Sedona an ideal vehicle whether you’re one person or part of a larger family. Come to Doug Smith Kia and allow our team to show you what the Kia Sedona has to offer.

The Kia Sedona is offered in six exterior colors with four possible interior seat trims. No more fiddling in your pocket for the key to open the liftgate. If the Sedona…
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