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2019 Kia Sportage for Sale in Reno NV

Looking for a compact Kia crossover to get you around Reno? The 2019 Kia Sportage should be perfect for you. Its small size means that it excels at city driving, but it still provides all the Kia quality and capability that we know and love. With plenty of power, class, and style, the 2019 Kia Sportage is in a category all its own.

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Want a new car but have low credit or no credit? Our Finance specialists are here to help!

We have a crazy idea here at Dolan Kia: we believe that everybody should be able to enjoy Kia quality and capability. If one of our many new or used Kia models looks right for you, our finance specialists will help you through the next step. If you have perfect credit, that's great! On the other hand, if your credit is a little less than perfect, or even if you have no credit at all, we're still here to help.

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What is the Difference Between Understeer and Oversteer?

Among statistics involving traffic accidents, you will find understeer and oversteer in the cause section. These two unfortunate dynamics of auto driving care not for what the driver wants. They are not the result of driver error. Indeed, once drivers find themselves in an understeer or oversteer situation, they become passengers on a runaway vehicle.

The term understeer describes a phenomenon that develops when the vehicle steers at less than an angle than the driver commands through the steering wheel. Oversteer is just the opposite.  

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Nighttime Vehicle Vision: The Secret Science of Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

For the informed vehicle owner, every car part merits interest. Even seemingly innocuous parts, like the auto-dimming rearview mirror. This mirror is designed to fight the glare produced by taillights reflected in the mirror at night. The glare has a potentially dangerous impact on driver vision, slowing down reaction time by approximately 1.4 seconds. When traveling at highway speeds, this delayed reaction time can lead to accidents. 

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How to Safely Load Up Your SUV

When you have an SUV that you need to fill with a ton of cargo, you have to figure out the best way of loading up that vehicle. You have to figure out how you can safely haul everything from one destination to another.

When you are loading up an SUV, you want to put the heaviest items that you are taking with you close to the floor. You should load the heavy items before you load everything else, placing them as low as possible in the vehicle. 

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Why Batteries May Go Dead

There are a ton of factors that can have an effect on the life of your battery. One of these factors is the temperature of the vehicle. As a matter of fact, one thing that can easily kill your battery is the extreme temperature of the environment. It can be either extreme of hot or cold

There are different types of batteries that are in the vehicle. One of the types of batteries that are in the vehicle is the lead acid battery. They have been shown to work in a wide range of temperatures. However, when it gets to…

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Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings and What They Mean

Understanding the inner workings of your vehicle can have lasting benefits, such as saving money by knowing when it needs to be serviced before a small issue becomes an expensive problem. Choosing the right motor oil for your car is vital, as without the right lubricant, your engine won't run properly.

Viscosity is just another word for how quickly liquids flow. When applied to motor oil, it's a measure of how fast it will run through your engine according to temperature. The first number on a motor oil label, such as 10-W, tells you how fast the oil…

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Know the Limits of Your Spare

When a tire fails, we sometimes must install the spare tire. The type of spare makes a big difference. Drivers can operate as usual with a full-sized, matched spare tire. A compact spare has limitations on speed and distance. Automakers design compact spares as an emergency tire; it helps get the vehicle home or to a nearby repair shop.

Drivers understand the importance of checking the tire information on compact spares. Drivers should know the spare's speed and overall driving distance limitations. 

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Learning How to Choose Your Teen's First Car

That day is eventually going to come, the day you have to come to grips with the fact your little baby is now going to be driving a car all by themselves. To help minimize your concerns, you may want to consider the following before buying them any car.

One thing you can do for your teen is to stay away from those high horsepower muscle cars. Your child is still learning, so start them off on the right foot. The bigger the vehicle, the heavier the vehicle, the safer your teen is going to be. 

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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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