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Kia is always innovating. One of Kia's most creative developments is the Kia UVO system, now compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Whether you're in Gainesville, Lake City FL, Middleburg FL, or Ocala, you'll never have to step out into that notorious Florida rain, humidity, or heat to start your Kia and turn on A/C. Just tell Alexa or Google Assistant what temperature you want, and UVO handles the rest. You can also tell your Kia to turn off, lock the doors, or stop or start charging--all with simple voice commands. With Kia UVO voice…

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Keep Safe with New Kia Cars, Crossovers, and SUVs

When it comes to selecting a new vehicle, safety is a major consideration. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded more top rankings to Kia than any other brand in 2018. They ranked the 2019 Sorento, 2018 Forte, 2018 Soul, and 2018 Kia Optima as Top Safety Pick+ rated vehicles--the highest rating possible.

 

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Avoid Costly Repairs From Worn Belts and Hoses

Today's cars are designed with precision and complexity. Belts and hoses are an important part of maintaining both. One look in your engine and you'll find a maze of hose connections and one or more belts that are wrapped around many pulleys.

Failure of one hose or belt can spell a lot of trouble. For example, a single serpentine belt is responsible for turning several pulleys that operate vital engine functions. Over time, cracks in the synthetic rubber material may form along the belt and lead to weakness and component failure upon breakage. 

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Move Over Laws Exist for Everyone's Safety

Move over laws exist for the safety of everyone. Those laws require drivers to move left, right, stop, or pull over to the side of the road when first responders attempt to navigate their way through traffic. First responders can be firemen, police officers, ambulance drivers, or fire trucks. Obeying the move over laws will help save lives and will also help you avoid a ticket.

 

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Keep Your Air Clean by Changing Your Filters

You climb into your vehicle and you expect the air that you breathe to be clean air. You drive down dusty roads and you trust your vehicle to filter out the bad air and only let in the good. It is important for you to routinely change out your cabin air filter so that you will always be breathing good air in your vehicle.

You should set up a schedule for getting your cabin air filter changed out, and you should stick with that schedule no matter how busy life gets. 

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Why Using Windshield Washer Fluid is a Great Idea

If you are like most drivers, it is important for you to be able to see out of the windshield when you drive. Clear visibility is important, and that can be easy to achieve with the correct tools.

One of the easiest things you can do is to make sure that you are using windshield washer fluid. There are reasons for using fluid and not just water. When you get below a certain temperature, water will freeze and clog everything up. You will not be able to use it to clear your windshield. 

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Keep Food Stains Out of Your Car This Holiday Season

If you'll be traveling to visit friends and family during the holiday season, chances are you've asked to make your signature dish and bring it to the gathering. Here are some tips from the Jenkins Kia of Gainesville team for making sure that your car remains free of stains during the trip.

If you line the bottom of your car with plastic or a blanket, you can catch spills before they make it to the interior of your car. You can also place the dishes in a sleeping bag to prevent spills and keep your food warm. Once…

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