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Online Vehicle Financing and First-Class Convenience


Are you hearing great things about online vehicle financing applications these days? You're definitely not alone there. Online vehicle financing is an up-and-coming concept. It's one that's swiftly gaining popularity in automotive dealerships located all across the vast United States, too. The Internet makes applying for a loan for an upcoming vehicle purchase easy, convenient and simple for all.

Who has the energy to cope with big crowds at automotive dealerships? Who has the ability to complete complex forms while other people are around? Submitting a vehicle financing...
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Keep gas in your tank this winter to stay warmer longer


We at Doug Smith Kia know that winter driving can be a pain in the neck for a lot of people, but they should make sure that they do not have to make it any rougher than it already is by having the gas tank in their vehicle always full to capacity. If they do this, then they will be making sure that they have enough fuel in their vehicle to get them where it is that they need to go. They will no longer have to worry about stopping at the gas station for fuel, waiting in long lines…
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The Importance of Winter Windshield Wiper Blades


During the summer, your windshield wipers probably perform great. When it doesn't rain, you don't even need them. When a steady rain starts coming down, your windshield wipers may get more use. Still, they will probably perform great. But when it starts getting colder outside, rain turns into snow and ice. So what do you do when your windshield wipers stop working so well?

Winter windshield wiper blades are what you need. During the winter, these blades work harder to push away the snow that has built up on your car. If you leave your car sitting all…
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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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