Kia Optima Overview

The Kia Optima offers much more than it lets on at first. While the Optima models were originally about function and design, the latest design has changed some of the exterior and interior style. This midsize sedan has climbed the ranks to become one of the best vehicles for the value and price. The fuel economy alone will astound most drivers who need to save the most on gas for their commutes.

With 37 mpg on the highway and a four-cylinder engine that delivers 178 horsepower at the base, the Optima is a powerful pick-up car to drive on any…

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Setting New Standards in Safety: The New Kia Sorento

Technology has taken huge strides in the auto industry in the past decade, and that includes safety. The new Kia Sorento is no exception. It comes equipped with the very latest in safety features that act as a co-pilot for the driver, improving your sense of awareness and keeping your passengers safe.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance is a system that uses cameras to detect vehicles that are crossing behind you while you are attempting to back out. It will give you an alert and, if you don’t react in time, can apply the brakes to avoid the collision. 

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Properties of Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil is engine lubricant that is created in a lab. Like conventional oil, synthetic oil is created from chemicals compounds that provide lubricating properties.

As engine technology has advanced, scientists have explored and altered the makeup of chemicals that lubricate your engine.

For many engines, synthetic oils work better and hold up longer than conventional crude oil-based products.

However, depending on your engine's age and performance characteristics, synthetic oil may not be the best choice.

 
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Maintained Suspension Systems Provide The Smoothest Ride

One of the main factors drivers look for when choosing a vehicle is its suspension system. The suspension system in a vehicle includes its chassis, steering, shock spring, and tire components. When these parts work together, a smooth ride is achieved. There is nothing worse than driving around a city like Lafayette in a vehicle that does not drive over surfaces smoothly. Maintained suspension systems ensure that the ride is comfortable and safe.

There are many different types of suspension systems. The two main categories are independent and dependent systems. 

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Spring Car Maintenance Tips

Spring is upon us now, and it is time to think about basic car maintenance tips to keep the car running smoothly during this season.

Check Your Fluids – It is always a good idea to keep an eye on fluid levels, and a changing season can be the perfect reminder to get this done. Don’t forget to check fluids beyond just the oil. Also look at power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and more.
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Mind The Windshield- Your windshield may have small cracks in it that can develop into a more serious issue if not taken care of right away…

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The Importance of Regular Brake Service

The brakes in your vehicle are a small component but one that plays an important part in keeping you safe on the road. At Sterling Kia, we want you to be aware of the importance of regular brake maintenance and to know when your brakes need inspecting or replacing. Here are some signs your brakes or brake pads may need replacing.

• Your vehicle pulls to one side when you touch the brake pedal.
• The brake pedal sinks to the floor but is not as responsive as it should be.
• The brake pads make a grinding sound when you touch the…

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The Noticeably Updated Kia Soul

The fully redesigned Kia Soul offers versatility. Additionally, we can't stop talking about its updated style at Sterling Kia. It looks stunning, and we are proud to have it in our Lafayette inventory. Let's talk a bit more about this popular subcompact SUV.

Kia paints today's Soul 18 ways. That fact underscores the brand's mission to provide each driver with a Soul that perfectly suits them. You can choose your Kia in 12 one-color schemes. These colors sport names like Black Cherry and Clear White. 

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Why You'll Love Driving the Kia Optima

The Kia Optima is a popular midsize sedan, and you may be able to see it for yourself at Sterling Kia. It comes with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which means that you can connect your phone to the vehicle's sound system.

This makes it easy to get directions, send a text message or listen to your voicemail messages without taking your hands off of the steering wheel. Your phone can be controlled either by your voice or by buttons located on the steering wheel itself. The UVO link app makes it possible to get roadside assistance or…

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Take Care of Your Vehicle's Muffler and Exhaust Repairs

If you are aware of needed repairs for your muffler or exhaust system, then it's important that you make an appointment as soon as you can. It's tempting to put these appointments off for a bit, but this is an incredibly important part of your vehicle that needs to be functioning optimally at all times.

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Buy a DIY Headlight Restoration Kit

A great purchase to make that will save you money, in the long run, is a DIY headlight restoration kit. Headlights become less effective as they get older and acquire debris on them. The best way around this is to keep them in tip-top shape. The only way to do that is to keep them clean and restored. 

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