What Happens When Oversteering or Understeering?

For those of you that have yet to experience them, there are certain things to look for when it comes to oversteering and understeering. The experience of these two can be explained to you so that you will be prepared for the experience and what you can do.

With oversteering, the front side of the vehicle has more of a grip than the backside of the vehicle. Therefore, you are prone to a spin if you are driving to a corner. The rear-wheel drive is going to be more likely to have oversteering because of the power being in the…

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Styling with the Hatchback

When asking people who prefer the hatchback why they prefer that type of vehicle, you are going to get plenty of different answers. However, there is one answer that is an interesting answer to us at Sterling Kia. This answer is that they choose the hatchback for the style of the vehicle.

The hatchback as a vehicle type is a bit more stylish than the typical sedan. This also goes to show that the aesthetics of a vehicle do not hurt it. This is also one of the reasons that manufacturers look for ways to bring about a better aesthetic…

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Styling with the Hatchback

When asking people who prefer the hatchback why they prefer that type of vehicle, you are going to get plenty of different answers. However, there is one answer that is an interesting answer to us at Sterling Kia. This answer is that they choose the hatchback for the style of the vehicle.

The hatchback as a vehicle type is a bit more stylish than the typical sedan. This also goes to show that the aesthetics of a vehicle do not hurt it. This is also one of the reasons that manufacturers look for ways to bring about a better aesthetic…

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The Importance of Muffler and Exhaust Systems

The muffler and exhaust systems of your vehicle can be complex, yet they make up a very necessary component of your car. If your vehicle has ever failed an emissions test, you know how important your exhaust system is, but are you aware of exactly how it works?

Directly behind your engine, your vehicle’s exhaust gases are collected at the cylinder heads, the component which is connected to your vehicle's exhaust manifold. The oxygen sensors in your car will analyze the gases as they go through the exhaust system.  

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The Importance of Muffler and Exhaust Systems

The muffler and exhaust systems of your vehicle can be complex, yet they make up a very necessary component of your car. If your vehicle has ever failed an emissions test, you know how important your exhaust system is, but are you aware of exactly how it works?

Directly behind your engine, your vehicle’s exhaust gases are collected at the cylinder heads, the component which is connected to your vehicle's exhaust manifold. The oxygen sensors in your car will analyze the gases as they go through the exhaust system.  

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Fuel Economy Tips

Sterling Kia wants to make sure that when you are driving around Lafayette you are driving smart. That's why we want to make sure that you get the best gas mileage and fuel economy you can get. There are a number of different ways you can go about doing this.

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Don't Ignore Your Timing Belts and Coolant Hoses

There are many belts and hoses on your vehicle, and while they're all important, there are a few that you should have check according to your manufacturer's guidelines and replaced if you notice a few key signals that it's time to replace them. Here are the belts and hoses that you should be paying attention to.

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Understanding the Importance of Routine Alignments

Maintaining the appropriate alignment of your car's wheels and tires is something that more than a few motorists overlook. They fail to maintain a suitable schedule for obtaining alignments of their wheels and tires. In reality, the importance of timely and regular alignments cannot be underestimated.

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The Basics of Your Vehicle's Alternator

The alternator in your vehicle has a big job. An alternator charges your battery and supplies power to your electronics so that they work properly. When your alternator stops working, your battery is going to die fast. You can get stranded on the road easily without a good alternator.

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Tips for Buying a Used Car

The team at Sterling Kia of Lafayette wanted to make certain you were better informed before buying your next vehicle.

Start by making certain you have a budget, then choose the right car that will keep you within that limit. Check the history of the vehicle to see if it was in any major accidents, and see if the purchase includes any type of warranty.

Drive to a dealership on a Sunday or after hours, and spend considerable quiet time strolling the lot and looking to see if something is within your range that you like.

Make certain you take…
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