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Make Washing Your Car a Priority

You might think that washing your car isn’t worth the time or money. At KIA Downtown Los Angeles, we’re here to tell you otherwise. When you wash your car on a regular basis, it can offer you a number of benefits.

Clean cars can actually save you money on gas. Experts have proven that fuel efficiency is improved when cars are cleaner. Essentially, dirt can cause drag, requiring you to burn more fuel. When you take your car through a car wash, it can help you with your miles per gallon. 

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Spring is Here: Time to Get the Car Ready

Car maintenance is important after a cold winter spent driving on chemically treated roads. Look in your owner's manual to see what maintenance is scheduled, and work with a mechanic to see if your vehicle needs any further work. You will want to have all of your fluid levels checked, as well as the belts, engine and air conditioning.

Take the time to remove any trash in your car, and give the interior a good cleaning. Remove winter items that can be stored in the house, and vacuum the floors and upholstery. Wipe down every surface, paying special attention…

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Tips for Buying a Used Car That Will Make the Process Simpler

Have you been shopping around for a new vehicle lately but can't find what you're looking for? Stop down to Kia of Downtown Los Angeles to take a look at our used inventory of vehicles. Don't be discouraged by a vehicle being previously owned. These vehicles still have a lot of life left in them. Here are some tips for buying used:

  • Always check out the vehicle history report for a vehicle that you're strongly considering. You'll find out the accident history report, mileage readings, previous ownership, etc. 
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Useful Tips on Applying Touch-Up Paint

Our associates at Kia of Downtown Los Angeles strive to keep our consumers informed about ways they can keep their vehicles in good condition. It is common for scratches to occur on the exterior of a vehicle, so it can be helpful if you are prepared to use touch-up paint properly.

Check the severity of the scratch. If you notice that is is accompanied with a dent, then it may need to be repaired by a professional. You can choose a touch-up color that matches your vehicle by finding out its color code.  

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Consider a Dash Cam for Your Vehicle

A fun reason to have a dash cam in your car is to keep track of all of the road trips that you take. You can then post those videos to websites to show other people how to navigate along roads to reach the same destinations.

One of the benefits of a dash cam is that it can capture still images along with a video. This means that you can have pictures to look back on specific things on the road that you might have missed while traveling. It also allows you to show other people a few details of…

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What To Do About Motion Sickness

Whether you're taking a long road trip or simply driving around town, it can be frustrating to suffer the symptoms of motion sickness. Motion sickness occurs because of an imbalance in the inner ear. The good news is that there are ways to stop it from occurring.

One tip is to avoid any form of travel that you know causes your symptoms to flare up. For instance, if you don't tolerate being on water, it may be a good idea to skip that boat tour or cruise to the Bahamas. Instead, take a flight to your destination or…

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Did you know that every time you wash your car, you should also wash your wheels and tires? While you may think your car tires look good, there can be grime and debris that needs to be removed. You can do this just by using a garden hose each week to go over your tires and wheels. If you want to really make your tires shine, you can use something like a tire cleaner or tire gel.

Once you apply a cleaner, you should wipe down and rinse. This is why it’s best to do your tires in sets…

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Don't Let Odors Ruin Your Car

We are a dealership that wants you to be a happy and informed driver with the knowledge of how to keep your car as odor-free as possible. Whether odors come from spilled drinks, pets or traveling with children, they can really decrease the value of your car. Come to KIA Downtown Los Angeles and allow us to offer some great tips and show you what we have to offer.

The best way to eliminate odors is to clean your car regularly, which should include washing car mats, vacuuming the interior and wiping seats.  

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Car Features That Dog Owners Will Love

The people at KIA Downtown Los Angeles love dogs as much as anyone. Therefore, we want to let you know what to look for if you want to travel with your canine companion. Ideally, your vehicle will have a backseat climate control feature that makes it easy for your pet to stay cool in hot California weather.

Furthermore, the car should have a seat that is as low to the ground as possible. This makes it easier for your dog to get in and out of the car without putting too much strain on their joints.  

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Eradicating Rodent Damage in Vehicles

A rodent infestation can cause a myriad of damage to a vehicle's engine and other critical automotive systems. The friendly associates at KIA Downtown Los Angeles want you to understand all of the risks to your vehicle so that you can successfully prevent damaging issues. Our team of automotive experts is on hand to answer any questions that you have.

Fortunately, there are a variety of steps that you can take to prevent rodents from causing damage to your vehicle. Specially designed rodent tape can deter these creatures from visiting. 

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