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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Don’t Let A Dead Battery Kill Your Ride

Taking your car out for a Saturday night spin or Sunday cruise is a great way to have fun any time of the year. Unfortunately, car batteries can unpredictably die because we rely on them to simultaneously power so many systems. Brushing up on battery basics will keep you on the road instead of stranded at a Los Angeles curb.

Please don’t neglect such a critically important part of your car. While batteries do power the radio, lights, and other enjoyable amenities, they also are required for running the starter and ignition. A car that won't start is…

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Save Money on Your Upcoming Car Purchase

If you're on a budget and looking for a new vehicle, you don't have to be overwhelmed with the sticker prices that you see. The automobile industry is still one of the places that you can negotiate the price that you're going to pay for something. In addition to negotiating the purchase price of a vehicle, you can also inquire about other discounts that a dealership is providing.

While dealerships may offer discounts on vehicles during certain times of the year, there are manufacturers that will also provide options to save. You can explore our KIA incentives…

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Tips for Choosing Roof Racks for Your Vehicle

There are many benefits to having a roof rack on your vehicle. Whether you want to carry bicycles, canoes, or a cargo box, KIA Downtown Los Angeles can make sure you get the right rack for your vehicle. Choosing a rack that has the weight carrying capacity that you need is important. You'll also have to check the weight ratings for the roof of your car to avoid overloading it and causing damage.

Having a rack and accessories on your roof will add height to your vehicle. This can be dangerous when trying to get into spaces with limited…

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Need to Clean Your Car Fast? Here's How

At Kia Downtown Los Angeles, we want you to take pride in the car that you have purchased. Here's a guide on how you can clean your car when you are short on time, but still need to get the job done.

Step 1: Wash The Exterior With Water

If you don't have access to any exterior cleaning agents, water is sufficient. Rinse your vehicle off with a hose or a bucket of water. You can then dry it off with a towel; for best results spray a drying agent or specialized lubricant on the towel before drying…

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