Three Effective Ways to Help Get Better Fuel Economy

There are several reasons you might want to get better fuel economy for your vehicle. However, we’re pretty confident that the number one reason is to help with saving money. Right? You’re not alone if you do!

There are excellent ways that you can start getting better fuel economy, starting today. We assembled a few of them here, for you to begin.

1. Plan your trip well in advance. Make a list of where you’re traveling and connect the dots for as many neutral spots as possible.

2. Use your cruise control on an open highway. This…

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If Your Brakes Squeal, Check Them Now

If you press your brake pedal while driving, and there is a high pitched squeak or a grinding sound, the brakes need to be inspected and adjusted or repaired immediately. This could be the sign of something very serious. One of the advisable things to do is to have your brakes inspected on a regular basis, such as when you change your oil. It is necessary to have it done according to your owner's manual and may be necessary to keep your warranty valid...

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Don't Wait Until You Have a Flat

Tires are undoubtedly one of the most important components on your car. Just like your brakes and engine, they need to get checked regularly. Unbalanced tires can lead to uneven wear and bald spots, even if you’re not a high mileage driver. Tread wear can lead to more expensive issues like wheel alignment and tire replacement. There’s also the safety factor. Worn tires aren’t able to grip the road as well, especially on wet surfaces. Worn tread isn’t the only thing you need to consider. Weather, road conditions, age, improper inflation, all play a part in…

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AutoGuide.com Counts 2017 Kia Optima Among its Choices for 'Car of the Year'

If you happened to catch our prior post here at DCH Kia of Temecula, you now know at least a bit about our full-size sedan standout, the Cadenza.

Today, however, we're turning our attention to the Cadenza's midsized stablemate, the 2017 Optima.

Check the clip below to discover why our friends over at AutoGuide.com consider the Optima a strong contender for "Car of the Year" honors:

If your need for speed is especially pronounced, it's in the Optima's available engine upgrade -- a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder -- you're likely to meet your match.

Standard on…

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KBB.com Tries Spanking-New 2017 Kia Cadenza on for Size

No matter how you slice it, there sure is a lot to love about the 2017 Cadenza, the South Korean automaker's recently remade full-size sedan. In our estimation, it's a stunner from all angles.

And, coincidentally, Kelley Blue Book Managing Video Editor Micah Muzio feels quite similarly.

What'd he like best about the latest Cadenza? Check the clip below to find out:

In many ways, we feel the Cadenza's engine is alone worth the price of admission. Teaming with an eight-speed automatic transmission, this 3.3-liter V6 produces a potent 290 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of…

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All-New 2017 Kia Sportage Epitomizes Compact SUV Splendor

When it comes to the spanking-new 2017 Sportage, we here at DCH Kia of Temecula have half a mind to declare this compact crossover one of the industry's best.

However, in the interest of fairness, we feel the better approach would be to allow you to arrive at your own conclusion.

Check the clip below -- a video review of the Sportage from the fine folks at Autotrader -- to do just that:

There are two distinctive engine options within the Sportage portfolio. Both are tied to a six-speed automatic transmission and are offered with your choice of either front- or…

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2017 Kia Niro Sets Guinness World Record for Lowest Fuel Consumption

Earlier today, Kia reported that the highly anticipated Kia Niro was officially named the Guinness World Record holder for the lowest fuel consumption driving coast to coast across the United States in a hybrid car. The car traveled 3715.4 miles on just 4.1 tanks of gas, averaging an incredible 76.6 mpg.

Set to arrive in Kia dealerships across the country in the first quarter of 2017, the all-new Niro was engineered to bridge that gap between excellent fuel efficiency and crossover utility. Niro's innovative hybrid system delivers an engaging driving experience, while the spacious...

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