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Winter Tires

Are you looking for durable winter tires to help you commute in your truck during harsh weather? Here at Lion Country Kia we have Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter and Snow tires. There is so many times where a slip, slide, or accident occurs simply because they don't have the correct tires for the right conditions.

Light Truck/SUV Studdbale Winter and Snow tires are equipped with studs that help give your truck the friction it needs to refrain from sliding on sleet, ice, and snow. These tires are best when the weather constantly hovers around 32 degrees Fahrenheit…

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Here Are Some Driving Tips to Help You This Winter

If you haven't noticed before, it is a bit different driving during the winter than it is the rest of the year. The ice and snow that can appear on the road make it a bit treacherous to say the least. That is why Lion Country Kia would like you to know about the following safe driving tips for this winter.

Before you leave on a trip, make sure that you check your tires. They should be properly inflated. You will also want to take a look at the tread. You should have plenty there in order to grip…

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Two Things To Know About Applying Touch Up Paint

Touch up paint can restore the new, unblemished look of your car's finish. To get truly impressive results, however, State College drivers have to know how to apply these products correctly. At Lion Country Kia, we're committed to helping you get the most from your automobile and from all of the maintenance that you perform to keep this investment in excellent condition.

Use The Manufacturer's Color Code When Ordering Touch Up Paint

Your choice in paint colors is critical. The surest way to get an exact match is by relying on the factory color code for your…

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Gaskets: Proper Care and Maintenance

Do you know what a gasket is? It's always a good time for learning more about your vehicle's function, and here at Lion Country Kia, we want you to know as much as possible.

Gaskets Keep the Fluid In

So what is the purpose of a gasket? A gasket performs an impenetrable bond between two surfaces. These are what keep the oil and coolant inside your engine.

Proper Maintenance Is Key

Staying on time with your vehicle services will help prolong the life of your gaskets; all gaskets fail over time.

Use the Proper Fluids

Using manufacturer recommended…

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Choosing From the Places for Leaf-Peeping Trips

For those of you that are aware of all of the leaf-peeping places you can go, there can be a little bit of a challenge. One of the challenges that you have to look at is what to choose. With all of the different areas that have such great sights to behold in the fall, you may have an issue choosing just one.

If this is your first trip, one of the places you can choose to go for a leaf-peeping road trip is the place that is closest to you. Even the area you live in could be a…

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Paying Attention to Your Fuel Pump

Your vehicle requires you to pay a lot of attention to it. You have to make sure that you are able to take care of any issue that comes up. One thing you don't want to do is let a breakdown sneak up on you. Even a subtle shift in the performance of the vehicle can be a sign of a coming breakdown. One example is the fuel pump.

In the case of a fuel pump problem, you may experience issues like engine sputter when you are going at high speeds. A sputtering engine for a few moments is…

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Get Your Car Clean Fast

Lion Country Kia knows that you want to keep your vehicle in nice shape. Unfortunately, many don't always have the time to give the car the thorough cleaning that it really needs. When you are pressed for time, there are some quick ways that you can make your car clean and nice.

On the inside, pick up all of the loose objects that you can. Throw out bottles and cans. Pick up and throw away loose papers. Make sure to dump out the coin tray and any of the car's side pocket storage areas. You can take out…
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How Should You Clean Your Tires?


Keeping your car cleaned is just one way to extend its usable life. What many people fail to realize is that it is equally important to also wash your wheels and tires to ensure a buildup of dirt and grime don't eat away at them. That is why our team of maintenance experts at Lion Country Kia located right here in State College want to make sure you know a few tips about washing your wheels.

First, it is important to remember that you should always fully wash one wheel at a time instead of washing all four at…
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Keep Safe While Driving by Avoiding Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is the cause of serious and even fatal accident every year. Hydroplaning is caused when a car's tires lose their grip on a wet roadway. Tires end up slipping and skidding when hydroplaning. There are a number of strategies you need to employ as a means of lessening the odds of hydroplaning.

Keep your tires inflated all the time at a proper pressure. Rotate tires as recommended. Replace worn tires in a timely manner. These are all important elements of lowering the odds of hydroplaning.

Other tactics to employ to prevent hydroplaning include lowering speed when facing inclement…
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Don't Drive On Winter Tires In The Summer


Some people don't use all-season tires. They put a separate set of tires on their vehicles in the summer and winter. Some try to drive on their set of winter tires all year long. There are a couple of reasons why this isn't a good idea.

Winter tires are specifically designed to grip the road better in cold and wet conditions. In the summer, the hot and dry roads tend to cause winter tires to wear down quicker than summer tires. If you use winter tires in the summer, they won't last as long as they should…
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