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Do You Know What Summer can do to Your Battery?

Most people labor under the impression that cold weather is the worst for your battery's life, but the truth is that the extreme heat of summer can actually do the most damage -- leaving your battery ill-equipped for winter.

If it's hot outside, it stands to reason that it's even hotter under your car's hood. If the outside temperature is 90 degrees, then it's about 140 degrees in your engine compartment…

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Kia Soul Earns Spot on Best Family Cars of 2017 List

The 2017 Soul was awarded a place among the 10 Best Family Cars of 2017 by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com, as the parenting and car experts teamed to select the vehicles that best deliver the performance, value, safety and family-friendly features that busy families demand. This is the 10th consecutive year that the two have partnered to hand out the awards, which serve as a dependable source of information for families that are considering…

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Kia Optima Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Recently, it was announced that the 2017 Kia Optima has been named a Top Safety Pick+, the highest designation possible from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The honor goes to Optima models built after March 2017 that are equipped with optional front crash prevention and LED headlights with high beam assist.

The 2017 Kia Optima offers such driver assistance systems as Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, Front Collision Warning System and Autonomous Emergency Braking.

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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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