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Car Seat Installation Tips That You Should Know About

Placing your child in a safety seat is necessary to ensure that they are safe when you are driving, but when the car seat isn't in its correct position, it can drastically increase the risk of injury if a collision occurs. At Kia Downtown Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA, we want to help you keep your child safe, which is why we have summarized some car seat installation tips below.

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Tips for Tailgating Like A Pro!

If you love taking your pickup truck tailgating we at Kia Downtown Los Angeles have some great tips to make your experience one-of-a-kind. Staying organized and preparing ahead are the best ways to make tailgating memorable.

Prepare as much of your food the night before to save time when onsite. Meat can be marinated, and patties can be formed. Burger toppings should all be sliced and put into containers for easy access.

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What Does an Alternator Do?

The alternator in your vehicle is providing power to all those devices you depend on when you drive. Most people think the car battery is the part that powers these devices, but it falls squarely on the lap of the alternator.

Getting the charging system maintained each year will make certain that the alternator is in working order. The alternator failing could cause one or all of the following systems to fail.

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Crossovers Are Perfect for Families on the Go

Crossover vehicles have essentially replaced the minivan as the go-to vehicle of choice for families. For people who enjoy the capabilities of a traditional SUV but may want better gas mileage and tighter turn control, crossovers are the perfect choice. Today's crossovers are more stylish than ever, too, which is a definite plus.

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Here's How to Clean Your Car Quickly

We here at Kia Downtown Los Angeles want you to be proud of the car you drive. Fortunately, it's easy to keep your car looking freshly detailed even when you're pressed for time. Here's how to clean your car in just five minutes.

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Back to School Car Care Tips

\Whether going across town to high school or across the country to college, you want your vehicle to be in top working order. Before school starts, make a point of performing maintenance or having your car, truck or SUV inspected at Kia of Downtown Los Angeles. Take care of the basic maintenance needs that include an oil change and tire checks. Rotate or replace the tires if needed. Evaluate the brake, coolant and transmission fluids and fill them as needed. Check the condition of the windshield wiper blades, which are inexpensive and easy to replace. 

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Putting Your Vehicle's Roof Rack to Good Use

If you have a roof rack on your vehicle, you should know how to use that and you should always put it to good use. The team here in Los Angeles wants you to know how to best use every part of your vehicle, including the roof rack.

When you are using your roof rack, make sure that your properly secure those items that you are stashing on top of it. You do not want anything flying around when you put your car in motion. Always read the instructions that go along with any feature of your car before you…

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Why Use a Clay Bar When Detailing Your Vehicle?

The team at Kia of Downtown Los Angeles wants to provide you information on an alternative to traditional detailing. Here is how the clay bar can transform the look of your vehicle.

Each day you drive your vehicle, contaminants of all sorts are sticking to the exterior of the vehicle. Washing with water gets most of these particles, but many remain and eat away at the coating on the paint. The clay bar acts as a magnet when used for detailing, and the remaining particles stick to it instantly.

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Soft Brake Pedal Needs Attention

Your brakes are important, and you use them often. Your safety depends on solid braking. When your brake pedal feels soft and spongy, then that may be a sign of problems, and it is a time to have an expert take a look.

Local drivers know the importance of reliable brakes. Stops can be planned or sudden, but they keep us from colliding with vehicles and objects on the roadway. A soft pedal is not firm, and it can be inconsistent. A frequent cause of the soft pedal is too much air in the brake line so that the hydraulic…

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Endless Opportunities for Using a Vehicle Dashcam

There are so many opportunities to use a video camera in this day and age. Whether it’s something that we learn from or something that gives us a very good laugh, video cameras have helped us in so many ways!

Have you considered owning a vehicle dashcam?

A vehicle dashcam is a great idea to use if you’re planning a long-distance road trip. You get to extend the trip for viewing pleasure when you get to your final destination or when you return. It also adds more excitement and adventure to your trip.

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