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Gene Messer Kia

6006 W. 19th
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Fresh-Faced 2017 Kia Sportage is One Superb Family Hauler

Are you in the market for a compact crossover? Well, if so, we here at Gene Messer Kia think you might like to meet ours, the fully redesigned 2017 Sportage.

Wondering why we feel as we do?

Then, read on, as we're here to provide you with the need-to-know details about the latest Sportage.

While not as muscly as the top-tier option, the Sportage's base engine -- a 2.4-liter four-cylinder -- is nevertheless brilliant.

Pairing with a six-speed automatic transmission, the entry-level engine is rated at a respectable 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. It receives front-wheel drive…

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Big, Burly and Beautiful: Check Out the 2017 Kia K900

If you happen to be hunting for a full-size luxury sedan for your next daily driver, we here at Gene Messer Kia would be quick to introduce you to ours, the 2017 K900.

And why's that, exactly?

Keep reading today's post to find out.

There are two unique engine options within the K900 catalog.

The first, a 3.8-liter V6, produces a hearty 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque. It couples with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

The other, a 5.0-liter V8, is available exclusively on the top-tier Luxury V8 trim. Also teaming with…

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The 2017 Kia Cadenza Strikes A Chord of Luxury, Value, and Performance

Although the market has trended away from full-size sedans as of late, the luxury sector still sells them in droves. But if you’re looking for one with premium features and a price tag that won’t break the proverbial bank, the 2017 Kia Cadenza is quite the winning proposition. Recently, it was redesigned from the ground up for its second generation, and reviewers are loving it.

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From Wheels to Warranty, the 2017 Kia Sportage Has You Covered

Over the years, compact crossover SUVs like the Kia Sportage are in higher and higher demand. This has resulted in some automakers going above and beyond to try to keep their models competitive. Although the 2017 Sportage is all-new, it already was near the top of the heap when the industry trends switched in its favor. Still, it has managed to one-up itself.

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Know the Signs and Causes of an Overheated Vehicle


Here at Gene Messer Kia, our goal is to not only provide you with many vehicle options, but help keep you on the road too. Should something like your vehicle overheating happen, we want you to have the knowledge of what causes it, how you can spot it, and what to do to repair it, that's why we've put together a car overheating primer.

How Do You Know Your Car is Overheating?

  • The…
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Know What Tie Rod Ends Mean For Your Car


Here at Gene Messer Kia, our service team works hard to ensure your vehicle continues to run at its best, at all times, while also doing what we can here on our blog to educate our drivers on the different vehicle components that help our cars run. Today, we're talking tie rod ends and what they do, and what you need to know about them.

What is a tie rod end?

  • A tie rod…
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The Simple Steps to Filling Your Wiper Fluid


Plenty of people rely on our service department to maintain their Kia, but there are lots of things you can easily do yourself, and here at Gene Messer Kia we like to encourage people to broaden their car knowledge. So, when you follow these simple steps, you'll find you're able to change wiper fluid with ease.

  • Open up the hood of your vehicle, and find the washer fluid reservoir, which is the white…
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Determine What that Squealing Noise is in Your Car


We all want our vehicles to be running smoothly at all times. That's why when we hear any sort of squealing noise coming from it when we drive, it is cause for concern. There are many reasons this could be the case, and here at Gene Messer Kia, we want to give you an idea of what we look for it to be when you bring it into our service center.

  • If it squeals…
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Know What Your Car Warning Lights Mean


Here at Gene Messer Kia, we know that when people see a light on the dashboard that's a warning or notification, they might freak out, for lack of a better term. It's understandable, because those lights are signifying that something on your vehicle warrants attention. It's why we've highlighted the most common ones for your edification.

  • Check engine light: This is the light that looks like an engine. When it comes…
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Follow Our Tips for Bumper Sticker Removal

 

As the new year fast approaches some of us are looking for a clean slate. Either in life, or on the bumpers of our car. Those old stickers we have on the back might have worn out, or are no longer relevant. Whatever the reason might be, the removal process is sticky. But, not so much if you follow our tips here at Gene Messer Kia.

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