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The Difference Between Oversteer And Understeer

Each manufacturer configures their vehicles differently, and these differences can be apparent in basic functions like steering the car. Understanding the difference between oversteering and understeering can help you when it comes time to explain how your car functions to a mechanic.

Oversteering is quite similar to how it sounds; when steering a car into a corner, turning too sharply beyond what the driver intended. Understeering is the opposite. As the driver turns the steering wheel, the vehicle turns less than it should...

 

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Extra Vehicle Prep is Needed for Extreme Winters and Cold

Expert vehicle repair technicians, like those at Lion Country Kia, are always asked about the best ways to ready a vehicle for harsh winter conditions. The most important things to consider are fuel systems and sensitive vehicle body issues.

Whenever cold weather starts, you should take measures to make sure your vehicle can start and operate safely. When temperatures near the freezing mark, be sure to add a quality fuel line antifreeze before a gas fill-up. This will ensure that your fuel pump doesn’t overwork.  

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How Brake Pads Work

All of your car's wheels are attached to brake rotors that spin with them. When you step on your brake pedal, devices called calipers squeeze the brake rotors to slow them and your wheels to a stop. This creates a lot of friction, and it can do some serious damage to your brakes. This is why you need brake pads placed in between the calipers and the brake rotors. These pads act as buffers between the two components and prevent damage to your brakes.

Since the brake pads are themselves under a lot of friction, they get worn down…
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Take the Pressure Off and Pre-Qualify for Your Next Auto Loan at Lion Country Kia!

One of the best things that you can do for yourself during your next vehicle-purchasing experience is to get your auto loan pre-approved before you make your way over to Lion Country Kia. Gone are the days when after you have spent all of that time picking out the car you want to buy, you have to spend the next hour or two doing the paperwork for the loan without any confirmation that you will be approved.

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Introducing the New Kia Optima S

Scarecrows and costumes and sweaters – oh my! Get ready for a season of pumpkin spice and everything nice with the help of Lion Country Kia. Our Kia sales team is preparing for holiday road trips, parties, and family time with the 2018 Kia Optima S, and we invite you to reach out to our friendly representatives to learn more about this exciting new option.

 

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AutoGuide: Irreverent Kia Soul Adds a Turbo Model For 2017

Looking for a new car that's affordable and distinctive? AutoGuide writer Craig Cole recently spent some time behind the wheel of the new 2017 Kia Soul, the automaker's truly distinctive subcompact sport utility, and says the Soul stands out from the crowd, and not just for its slightly unconventional look. It also features the latest in infotainment technology and provides lots of room for transporting both friends and cargo.

New this year is a turbo version of the Soul, and it provides a welcome power punch. The 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine pumps out a robust...

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It's No Tease: That's a Quality Kia Lease

In our last post, we told you about the benefits of buying a used Kia. Let's shift our focus to new Kia vehicles this time. Many State College drivers think that in order to drive a new vehicle, they have to take on a big loan. We're happy to tell you that a lease is an efficient, easy, and affordable way to drive a brand new Kia! Here are some highlights:

  • With a lease, you don't actually have to pay the full amount of your vehicle. You only pay for the term of the lease.
  • Your monthly…
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The Kia Sportage has a great beach body

Summer's here and so is the return of beach season. The Kia Sportage has got quite the impressive beach body in our humble opinion here at Lion Country Kia and we think you'll look good and make a splash with this compact sport utility vehicle this summer.

 

Beach bodies come in all shapes and sizes. #KiaSportage #Beach #Summer #BeachBody #Kia

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The Kia Sportage takes on pavement and sandy trails alike with complete ease as it comes standard with excellent handling, impressive r…

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