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Summer vs. All-Season Tires

We want you to be informed about the differences between summer tires and all-season tires so that you can make that right decision on which to use this season.

So What's the Difference Between Summer and All-Season Tires?

All-season tires are a little bit higher-profile with a distinct tread that is made to last all year long. Because all-season tires are built to last longer than summer tires, they sacrifice efficiency for performance in colder temperatures.

Summer tires are a low-profile option that is especially
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Summer vs. All-Season Tires

We want you to be informed about the differences between summer tires and all-season tires so that you can make that right decision on which to use this season.

So What's the Difference Between Summer and All-Season Tires?

All-season tires are a little bit higher-profile with a distinct tread that is made to last all year long. Because all-season tires are built to last longer than summer tires, they sacrifice efficiency for performance in colder temperatures.

Summer tires are a low-profile option that is especially
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What Is Synthetic Oil? Is It Valuable?

Synthetic oil is oil that lasts longer than conventional oil, gets a user more value for his money, and is made of compounds that are outside of what you find with conventional oil. Though it is true that this oil tends to cost a bit more to put in your vehicle, it might be worth it from a dollar savings model. The long-term savings that can be found from synthetic oil can make a lot of sense.

Once only used in high performance racing vehicles, synthetic oil is known to stand up to higher temperatures than conventional oil. It resists…

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Two Important Benefits Of Having A Dash Cam Installed

Even when a car is parked, it's in danger of being hit. This is one of the top reasons why Los Angeles drivers who want to protect themselves and their investments are having dash cams installed. This innovative technology creates indisputable records of damage-causing events. At Kia Downtown Los Angeles, we're eager to help motorists get optimum value from these amazing accessories. That's why we're sharing two of the most important benefits gained from using them.

Sidestep Insurance Fraud

Fraudulent accident claims are surprisingly common. 

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Why You Need a Roadside Emergency Kit

We’ve all heard about the importance of having a roadside emergency kit in our vehicles, yet many drivers fail to do so. It’s usually not until we’re stranded on the road that we realize the importance of being prepared. Our team at Kia Downtown Los Angeles would love to help you make your own roadside emergency kit and explain its importance.

Here is a list of things you might want in your roadside emergency kit.
 
• Blankets and pillow
• Flashlight with additional batteries
• Flat tire kit
• Tool kit
• Water or similar fluids
• First aid kit
• Jumper cables
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Why You'll Enjoy Driving the Kia Optima

The Kia Optima is a popular vehicle in its class, and you can learn more about it from the folks at Kia Downtown Los Angeles. The Optima has a blind spot collision warning system that alerts you to the presence of cars that you may not be able to see yourself.

This can minimize your chances of getting into a crash while driving in Los Angeles. If a car is in your blind spot, the Optima will provide both audible and visual warnings to keep you aware of what is happening. The Optima has an advanced braking system that makes…

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Your All-Access Pass To The Kia Soul

The Kia Soul has won the hearts and minds of the public to some degree. This subcompact SUV is very popular among people of all ages. Consumers can expect to receive good fuel efficiency, superior styling and additional comfort features.

The Kia Soul can be purchased with a 2.0-liter engine or 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. Both engines are snappy, but the turbocharged engine can deliver up to 201 horsepower. The interior of this machine is small and cozy, but up to five persons can seat easily. The Kia Soul has a passion for fun, and it comes in various…

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Understanding Brake Pads and When to Change Them

A vehicle's brake pads serve a critical function as the friction buffer between the caliper pistons and the rotor. Because of all the use that they get, it is no surprise that brake pads wear out regularly and need to be changed.

The type of brake pads that you choose for your vehicle largely depends on the type of car that you have and what your driving habits are.

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Signs Your Ignition Requires Service

 

It's customary to place the key in the ignition, crank your vehicle, and go wherever you want. So, of course, it’s a bit surprising if this doesn’t happen because your car didn't start. You could immediately assume that you have an expired battery and although that there are times that assumption may be true, it might also be an issue with the ignition or starter.

Typically, ignitions do not fail to start with no indication that a problem existed in the first place. The key is to know what signs to look for: 

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