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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires: Which One Should You Choose?

During the cold season and your automobile maintenance, choosing the best selection of tires is often questionable. You have your choice of dedicated winter tires, which are optimal for cold conditions, or a selection of all-season tires which are optimal for driving during all seasons. Below we at Capitol City Kia provide tips to compare between the two, in order to help those that are on the fence regarding which type to purchase for your driving needs.

One important feature is the tread patterns of the tires. 

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Building Your Vehicle Winter Survival Kit

It is that time of the year when winter begins to make its presence known. In order to prepare for the rigors of the season and its weather elements, it is important that you equip your vehicle with a winter survival kit.

Your vehicle winter survival kit should start with basic supplies such as jumper cables, a tire pressure gauge, rags, and a first aid kit. Be sure to include a blanket, warm clothes, bottled water, and non-perishable snacks in the event that you are stranded. It is also a good idea to include kitty...

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Signs Your Fuel System May Need Servicing

We all know what gas or fuel does for our car and that if we don’t have gas in the car, the car won’t run. What many drivers don’t understand is how the fuel system actually works or how having a fully operating fuel system is every bit as important as having fuel in the tank. At Capitol City Kia, we want you to be able to identify when your fuel system is not working as it should.

Here are some signs your fuel system may need work.
• Temperature gauge is higher than normal.
• The engine sputters…
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Keep Safe While Jumping a Car

One thing about jumping a vehicle is that it can get dangerous. Therefore, you are going to have to take certain precautions at certain steps. This is to avoid any mishaps and hazards. There are a lot of things to avoid at different steps of giving a dead battery a boost.

One thing you want to avoid is touching the metal clamps of jumper cables together once you start the step of attaching the cables to the batteries. The clamps of the cables have to be attached to the proper battery terminal in order to keep everything safe and effective…

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Removing the Badge of Your Vehicle With the Right Tools

When removing the vehicle badge, you have certain tools that will be effective at removing it without causing too much damage. Among the tools you can use are plastic tools such as plastic wedges and credit cards. You can also use floss and a fishing line to remove the badge.

When using a plastic wedge or a credit card, you just have to take the tool and slide it under the badge cutting the adhesive. With softened glue, you are not going to need much force in order to get the badge off of the vehicle. 

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What's "The Big Deal"?

Learn About Our Kia Maintenance Program

When you need to get quality repairs and maintenance for your Kia Soul, Sorento, Optima, Forte, or Sedona, you know that our service center is the place to get that done. Whether it's an oil change, tire rotation, brake service, or some unforeseen issue, our team of Kia-trained technicians is ready to help you get the high level of care that you deserve.

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The BIG DEAL at Capitol City Kia Helps You Save on Car Service

When purchasing a new vehicle, there are many benefits for car shoppers that come to us, from our stunning new Kia offers to the car loan services we provide, but there's only one BIG DEAL! Whether you buy a new Kia Sorento or one of the many used vehicles we have for sale, you'll have three years of maintenance at no extra cost, and that's not even all of it. See details on this exceptional program below!

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