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Deciding Whether to Trade or Refinance

Many car owners come to the point of decision. They must decide whether to keep their old car or trade it in for a new or better vehicle. The advantage of trade-ins includes getting a new or newer vehicle. The advantage of refinancing is to keep your current vehicle but on better loan repayment terms. Much depends on the condition of the current vehicle and whether it still meets your needs. 

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Tailgating Tips for a Great Party!

Tailgating with friends is a great way to bond before or after the game. We at Dolan Kia want to be sure that your event is great by offering these tips to help keep tailgating stress free.

Prepare as much as possible the day prior to tailgating, so you can just load your coolers and be on your way the next day. A to-do list will help you keep all of your preparations going quickly and you will be less likely to forget items. 

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Prevent Wearing Out the Tires at a Faster Rate

It is important to make sure that you are on top of your tires when it comes to wearing out. However, you should do more than just observe when your tires are wearing. There are chances that your tires might be wearing out a little faster than they should.

If your tire is under-inflated, then it is very likely wearing out at a faster rate than it should. When a tire is under-inflated, then it is going to be softer. Also, when it is on the road, it is going to generate even more friction and heat which will cause…

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Why You Should Consider a Crossover

They used to be called tall wagons, rounded minivans, or compact SUVs, but now they're known as crossovers, and they're one of the fastest growing vehicle types around. There are several reasons why you should consider one, and Dolan KIA can help.

Since they're built on car platforms, crossovers have a very comfortable ride, not to mention better fuel efficiency. They also appeal to parents who don't like minivans, due to their good-looking exteriors and roomy interiors, with many body styles from which to choose. 

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Detailing Tips: A Closer Look at Clay Bars

Detailing your vehicle with a clay bar doesn’t need to be a time-consuming or confusing process. These bars are very easy to use, and they will quickly strip away some of the contaminants that are damaging your car’s paint. Here is a closer look at the basics of a clay bar exterior treatment.

A clay bar should only be used after your vehicle has been washed, and you will need clay lubricant to prevent smudging. After the lubricant has been applied, you should pull the bar across the surface of the car in short strokes.

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Back-Up Cameras Enhances Safety

Everyone wants to be safe on the road. When you're shopping around for your next vehicle, you can look for one with a back-up camera. More and more cars, trucks, and SUVs are coming with standard back-up cameras, and this allows you to get a better view of what's around you. 

One of the situations in which you can't see where you're going is when you're navigating in reverse. Even though you're going slowly, you can still do a lot of damage since you're in control of tons of pounds and significant power…

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How Can a Vehicle History Report Help Me?

When buying a used vehicle, it’s important to gather as many facts as possible in order to make an informed decision. A vehicle history report can contain a wealth of information about a car’s past, and every prospective buyer should have one in hand before going ahead with a purchase.

A vehicle history report includes the name, location and period of ownership for all previous owners of the vehicle as well as odometer readings that can indicate the number of miles per year that the vehicle was driven. 

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What You Need to Know About Wax

If you've been looking for ways to take better care of your car, you have plenty of options. Regular maintenance checks, oil changes, and tire rotations are essential to making sure your car lasts for a long time, but did you know that waxing is important, too?

Wax acts as a protective barrier for your car. It ensures that your paint isn't damaged because of air pollution, dirt, dust, or pollen. If you live in an area with high exposure to UV rays, you may also find that wax helps further protect your paint. 

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Useful Information About Infotainment Systems

Most automobiles on the market today will offer some type of infotainment system. If you are not familiar with infotainment systems, we can help. Many consumers often base part of their decision about which vehicle to choose on what features the infotainment system has to offer. Read further to learn more about infotainment systems.

An infotainment system refers to a communications system in a vehicle that offers entertainment and data. For example, an infotainment system may be equipped to provide you with music streaming capability, navigation, and other information. 

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The Right Way to Pack a Roadside Emergency Kit

Life, and the unexpected, can come at you fast. That's why the Kia service professionals at our Reno, NV dealership recommend that you keep a roadside emergency kit handy as you navigate the streets. Here are just a few of the items you'll want to pack inside your car's roadside emergency kit.

Jumper cables are essential for your kit and can make getting the battery jump-started a breeze. Now just about any driver willing to connect to their battery can get you back on the road. Flashlights are something you'll need in your kit to help…

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