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Don't Get Caught Without a Spare Tire

If you've ever gone out to your vehicle after work and realized that one of your tires was flat, you might have been hoping that you had a spare one on your vehicle. Many new cars don't automatically come with a spare tire, but you should have one just in case you hit a nail and get a slow leak. But which kind should you buy? There are several types of spare tires that you can have, but you should know the difference between the full-size, temporary tire and the compact, temporary tire. 

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Read Here to Lean About Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

Although most automobile owners have their vehicle's motor oil changed on a routine basis, many do not know what motor oil viscosity ratings mean. If you want to learn about motor oil viscosity ratings, read our summary below.

A motor oil's thickness and how well it resists flow is determined by its viscosity rating. Motor oil viscosity ratings are identified by a number followed by a W. The number determines its viscosity at higher temperatures, and the W determines its viscosity at lower temperatures.  

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Considerations When Buying a Car for a Teenager

A teenager's first car needs to be safe, reliable, and easy to drive. At Kia of Sussex, we can help you select the perfect car for your new driver by answering any of your questions and providing you with a variety of options within your price range.

Any vehicle that a teen is driving should have Electronic Stability Control. This will let them drive in difficult conditions and keep their vehicle under control. 

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Refinancing vs. Trading in Your Car

The team at Kia of Sussex wants you to make an informed vehicle purchase, so we are going to help explain all the differences between trading in your car and refinancing.

With refinancing, not only will you get lower rates, you will also get lower monthly payments, Although this might seem like the best deal, remember that you may not have this option if your vehicle is very old or in poor driving condition. 

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Importance of Checking Tire Pressure

Our team here at Kia of Sussex understand the importance of keeping up on vehicle maintenance. Keeping the proper tire pressure in your wheels can help to keep you safe on the road. How can you ensure your tires are properly inflated?

Under-inflated tires can cause the tread to wear out faster than normal. Over time this can reduce the traction and even cause a blowout on the road. 

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Get Ready for Tailgating with Your Truck or SUV

Tailgating is a great way to have a casual party and enjoy a game too. We at Kia of Sussex have some great tips for tailgating with your truck. Getting your essentials ready before the day of the game is key for a stress-free event.

Turning a toolbox into a tailgating kit is a great way to fit everything in and keep it all organized. Include cooking utensils, bottle openers, can openers, zip bags, sunscreen, rain gear, trash bags, paper towels, and spices. 

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Reasons to Consider a Hatchback Vehicle

While drivers seem to prefer sedans over a hatchback alternative, hatchbacks offer plenty of practical perks that make them a smart choice.

Hatchbacks typically offer drivers more cargo space than sedans. Folding down the rear seats extends the cargo area for carrying loads and can even match the capacity of some SUVs in certain models. 

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Reduce Glare with These Helpful Tips

When motorists are driving just after sunrise and just before sunset, they can experience blinding glare. This increases the risk of car accidents, and it is also dangerous to pedestrians, which include students walking to school or the school bus. Read our safety tips that can help you reduce glare when you are driving into the sun.

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Why Car Covers Can be Vital for Your Vehicle

Shopping for a car cover can be one of the best ways for you to protect your vehicle from all types of issues. Car covers come in numerous materials, providing you with unparalleled security based on your personal needs.

One of the most important ways that car covers help is protection from theft. Studies found that car thieves were much less likely to break into a car underneath a car cover. The material of the cover also protects the vehicle from the elements, making it ideal for drivers who do not have access to a garage or other parking enclosure…

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The Importance of a Vehicle History Report

One of the most exciting things you can do is buy a new-to-you car, but we at Kia of Sussex also want you to know exactly what you are in for. This is where a vehicle history report comes in handy.

A vehicle history report will help you become privy to what a vehicle has gone through in the past. Discover who the previous owner was, any liens on the car, the title and accident history, and so much more. This report is essential for you to read through before you make your final decision. 

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