Archive for June, 2016

Reasons to Have Your Brakes Checked

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Safety is usually a driver’s main concern while navigating the roadways of New Jersey. There are so many different parts to a car and keeping them all in good shape is a lot easier said than done. Among the most important systems that a car has are the brakes. Without properly working brakes, the danger that a driver has behind the wheel will increase substantially. If you are facing braking issues with your vehicle, now is the time to call on Kia dealerships in NJ for help. Braking repair issues can take many forms, which is why you will need to keep an eye out for the following warning signs.

A Spongy Brake Pedal

When you push down on the brake pedal in your car, there will usually be a bit of resistance. This resistance is created by the flow of brake fluid through the various components of the braking system. If you start to notice that the brakes feel a bit spongy, then chances are there is a leak somewhere in the braking system. The lack of pressure that this leak can cause may lead to you not being able to stop your car in a hurry when needed. The mechanics at the dealership will be able to troubleshoot the problem and come up with the solution with ease.

The Car Pulls to One Side When Braking

Having a car that pulls to one side with braking can be aggravating and dangerous. This problem is usually caused by a damaged caliper. The only way to fix this damage is by having the caliper replaced. A dealership will have no problem getting you a high-quality replacement caliper.

Make your service appointment now at Gateway Kia of North Brunswick, NJ.

How New Tires Can Be Beneficial

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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The only part of your vehicle that actually touches the ground are the tires. Over the years, the tires on your vehicle will take a lot of abuse. In order to avoid a blow out on the side of the road, you will need to have your tires inspected regularly by Kia dealerships in NJ. The last thing that you want to do is drive around on worn tires due to the decreased safety it will bring. Getting new tires can be very beneficial for a number of reasons.

A Higher Degree of Performance

The condition of your tires dictate things like how long it takes to come to a stop or how fast you can go when taking a turn. When driving on worn out tires, you will have a problem bringing the vehicle to a complete stop in a hurry. This delayed stopping can lead to accidents and lots of damage to your vehicle. Replacing the tires with high-quality options is the best way to restore the performance that your car has lost. The professionals at the dealership will be able to recommend the best possible tires for your needs.

Get Better Gas Mileage

Replacing the tires on your vehicle will also allow you to get better gas mileage. With the price at the pumps getting higher with each passing day, you will need to do all you can to increase the distance you can go on a single tank. Driving on worn tires will make your engine work much harder, which means it will burn more gas. The price that is paid for a new set of tires will be worth it in the long run due to the fuel efficiency they can provide.

Looking for a set of new tires? The team at Gateway Kia of North Brunswick, NJ has a deal going on that will allow you to buy three tires and get the fourth one for one dollar. You can take advantage of this special until July 31, 2016.

Kia Motors Celebrates Online Innovation At Vidcon 2016

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Digitally-Savvy Automaker Returns as Presenting Sponsor for the Fourth Consecutive Year at the World’s Largest Online Video Conference

  • The Kia Lounge to host a wide variety of content creation and engagement opportunities for influencers and fans alike
  • Parents can relax, recharge and learn a thing or two about social media in the Kia Parent’s Lounge

IRVINE, Calif., June 21, 2016 – Kia Motors America (KMA) – an ardent supporter of the online video community – is once again engaging and connecting with one of the largest gatherings of digital video creators at VidCon 2016 in Anaheim, California, which is expected to draw more than 21,000 attendees. As a presenting sponsor, Kia is showcasing four of the brand’s award-winning vehicles – Rio, Soul, Forte and Sorento – while also elevating the fan experience by providing a platform for influencer interactions, content creation, personal expression and social media education.

Kia’s expanded presence at this year’s VidCon features a number of interactive stations, each designed to inspire digital video content creation, social media sharing and education.

  • The Kia Main Stage and Kia Arena will host the opening and closing ceremonies, seminars and performances by the most popular online influencers, in addition to concerts and a dance party.
  • The Kia Lounge provides attendees with tools to help them amplify their content creation, including direct access to YouTube influencers via the Kia Social Sofa. Guests can also ‘Find Their Forte’ and determine their online influencer personality through an interactive quiz. From there attendees can lend their voice to an original, collaborative song that is being produced and compiled in the Kia music video booth.  Finally, guests are encouraged to share their experiences via their own channels using: #KiaVidCon; @Kia (Twitter); @KiaMotorsUSA (Instagram/SnapChat).
  • The Kia Parent’s Lounge is a comfortable area for parents to relax, recharge and learn about the various social media channels their kids use the most from the social media experts themselves at Kia’sSocial 101 station.

“Online video has become a massive cultural force, and as a brand that is highly engaged across various social media channels, Kia hopes to empower the next generation of digital influencers with VidCon activities that will help them accelerate their potential,” said Tim Chaney, vice president of marketing communications, KMA. “The wide range of creativity and innovation on display throughout VidCon are inspiring and there is something for everyone, much like the full line of Kia vehicles. We look forward to engaging these creative creators throughout, and long after, the VidCon experience.”

Now in its seventh year, the three-day conference brings fans, creators and industry leaders together to interact, innovate and celebrate the power of online video. Hundreds of the most influential YouTube creators are performing, presenting and connecting with the more than 21,000 attendees. VidCon 2016 is taking place June 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center. For more information, including a detailed agenda and featured creators, visit vidcon.com.

About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.  KMA proudly serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and LPGA and set an all-time annual sales record in 2015, surpassing the 600,000 unit mark for the first time in company history. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900** flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CUV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle***, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona minivan, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the United States.  Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 15,000 plant and supplier jobs.

Information about KMA and its full vehicle line-up is available at www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com.  To receive custom email notifications for press releases the moment they are published, subscribe at www.kiamedia.com/us/en/newsalert.

* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX, SX & Limited and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts

** K900 available in select trims and in select markets with limited availability.

*** Soul EV in select markets with limited availability.

The Undeniable Benefits of Having Regular Oil Changes

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

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Do you enjoy having a way to get around without having to use public transportation? If you answered yes, then like millions of Americans you are the owner of a car. A car will require a lot of care in order to stay functioning correctly. Taking the car into Kia used car dealers in NJ for an oil change is one of the most important things that you can do. Not getting the oil changed in your vehicle can create a variety of issues that may render the vehicle useless. There are a number of benefits that come with routine oil changes and here are some of them.

Better Engine Performance

Having the oil changed in your vehicle on a regular basis will help you to maintain a high level of operation. The oil in your vehicle will provide the lubrication that the internal parts of an engine need to get off and running. Keeping the oil change will allow for the right viscosity and lubrication throughout the engine. Older oil will become very thick, which will make it hard to keep the proper amount of lubrication on the moving parts of the engine.

A Longer Life For your Engine

Getting the oil changed in your vehicle will also allow you to extend the life of your engine. Without the lubrication that new oil can provide, there will be a lot of friction on the inside of the engine. This friction will usually lead to the parts inside of the engine wearing much faster than normal. Instead of having to spend an untold amount of money on a new engine, you can take the time to have your oil changed by knowledgeable professionals.

Is it time for your oil to be changed? Come in now to Gateway Kia of North Brunswick, NJ to get your oil changed for just $34.95.

Undeniable Signs That Your Vehicle Needs Immediate Service

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

kia-serviceHaving a reliable car is something that most people take for granted. The only time that most car owners will take notice of what makes their car run is when there is a repair issue. It is your job as a car owner to make sure that repair issues are handled in a hurry. When in need of professional service for your vehicle, you will have to find the right Kia used car dealers in NJ to help out. Here are some of the most noticeable signs that you will see when your vehicle needs professional service.

The Check Engine Light is On

The first indication that you will have when there is a problem with your vehicle is an illuminated check engine light. All of the vehicles on the market today are equipped with an onboard diagnostic system that will alert the driver when there is a repair issue. Once the light comes on, you will need to take the vehicle into a dealership to get the problem checked out. A dealership will have a specialized machine that will be able to hook into the car’s computer and find out what problems are present. Taking the car to a professional is the best way to get a check engine light diagnosed and fixed in a hurry.

Internal Temperature Gauge is on the Rise

Having a properly working cooling system is essential in keeping a car safe and repair free. If you start to notice the internal temperature gauge in your vehicle is steadily rising, it is time to get repairs done. Running a car too hot can lead to a variety of damages, namely a blown head gasket. An experienced technician can find the damaged elements of a car’s cooling system and get them fixed without a lot of downtime.

Right now, you can take advantage of the special that the team at Gateway Kia of North Brunswick is running. This special will allow you to get a discount on repair bills $50.00 and over now through June 30, 2016.

Is it Time to Get Your Wheels Aligned?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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The summer months usually bring about a lot of travel for a family. If you are planning on traveling this summer, then you will have to make sure that your vehicle is running at peak condition. The best way to ensure that your vehicle is in good shape is by taking it to Kia dealerships in NJ to get an inspection. In some instances, you may notice warning signs of car issues that need to be addressed. Below are some of the signs that you may notice when it is time to get the wheels of your vehicle aligned.

The Steering Wheel is Pulling

If you start to notice that the steering wheel on your vehicle is pulling during operation, then you will need to act quickly. As time goes by, the wheel alignment on a vehicle will be thrown off by things like hitting bumps in the road or even being involved in a minor fender bender. If the steering wheel is pulling, then you may find it hard to drive the vehicle safely.

The Tires are Wearing Rapidly

Another common sign that you may start to notice when it is time to have the wheels on your car aligned is the fact that the tires are wearing faster than normal. Usually, this wear will be more evident on the inside of the tire due to the constant friction that a misaligned wheel can produce. Neglecting to get this problem fixed will usually end up costing you a lot of money in tire replacements. Professionals will have no problem getting the wheels of a car aligned in a hurry.

Looking for a good deal on your wheel alignment? Then look no further than Gateway Kia of North Brunswick, NJ. We have a coupon right now that will allow you to get your wheels aligned for $99.95 with the purchase of four tires.