Vehicle Towing Tips

Before towing in any vehicle, know the load limit of the vehicle performing the towing and do not exceed the weight or you may need to get your vehicle into a trusted car repair and maintenance facility sooner than later. Have the appropriate trailer hitch installed on your vehicle. In the event of pulling a trailer, make sure the trailer's brake and tail lights are in working order. When loading a cargo trailer, make sure that the weight is distributed evenly across the trailer bed. Before entering the roadway, practice turning and backing the load to gain experience.


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How to Tell if Your Exhaust is Leaking

Your exhaust is one of the unsung heroes of your car. Its main function is to take all of the potentially harmful gas and expel it out into the air as opposed to letting it fill the cabin of the car. That is why the team of Kia service professionals at our auto repair shop in Lufkin, TX want to ensure that you know some basic warning signs that your exhaust is leaking.

The first and most obvious sign that your exhaust is leaking is a hissing or popping noise coming from the tailpipe. 

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Choosing Between a Powertrain Warranty and a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

Choosing a vehicle can be a difficult decision, especially with so many from which to choose. Sometimes, the kind of warranty that’s offered can be the deal breaker. It’s important you know what each warranty covers and how they work. At Premier Kia, we want to make sure you understand your warranty options before you choose your next vehicle.

Powertrain warranty covers the entire powertrain section under the hood, which includes the engine, transmission, differential, etc. It basically covers the most expensive parts. Bumper-to-bumper warranty covers almost everything from...

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What is the Difference Between a Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicle?

Don’t let the many choices between vehicles bog you down when you’re in the market for a new one. A front-wheel-drive (FWD) and rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle each has its benefits and limitations. One way to determine which is the best fit for you is to narrow down what you need in a vehicle. Determine what the majority of road conditions will be as you drive, the mileage you plan to drive, and your general expectations of the vehicle itself.

To begin with, a FWD is going to offer you economy. Due to its design, it’s the less…

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Make the Right Decision and Get Your Next Auto Loan Pre-Qualified

Now you can make a very good financial decision and get your next auto loan pre-qualified so you will know going in how much you can spend to purchase a new or used vehicle. All you need to do is go to our Premier Kia website and fill in the application form. It will only take a few minutes, and you will be well prepared to go to the dealership with lots of information.

Get ready for a worry-free experience when you already know how much you can afford to spend on a new or used vehicle. The freedom that…

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Why You Should Choose Parts from the Local Dealership

The parts that you need to make a repair on your car are available at the local dealership without having to wait for them to be ordered like at the discount parts stores. Here are some of the other reasons more drivers are getting all their parts from the dealer now. The auto parts that you are buying from the dealer are guaranteed to fit on your ride and last.

All the parts that are being sold from the dealership are OEM automotive replacement parts. These parts were not made to fail; they were skillfully designed to be the exact…

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Holiday Safety Travel Tips From Premier Kia

During the holiday season, you probably have a million things on your mind. Distractions are everywhere. Distractions cause accidents. Even taking your eyes off the road for a few seconds might cause an accident. Still, it is important to remember that driving safely during the holidays should be given top priority. We at Premier Kia in Lufkin, TX have prepared this safety list for concerned drivers like you!

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Consider Fluid Service for Smooth Cruising This Winter

Transmission fluid is vital in your Kia car because it helps to cool and lubricate the vehicle’s internal transmission parts. Did you know that your transmission is essential in transmitting power from the engine to the wheels of the car? In the automatic vehicles, the transfer plays a vital role in shifting the car into different gears. The gears are changed depending on the speed of the car. Therefore, automatic vehicles have a transmission system that has an oil pan.

The oil pan has the transmission fluid and the filter. For the car to work efficiently, the system needs…

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