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We Match Used Cars to Customer Needs

Owning a brand new cat isn't for everyone. Typically, new cars cost more, so if you are looking to spend less on a quality vehicle, then we have exactly what you're looking for. Here at Smithtown Kia, we listen to the customer and match them with a vehicle that suits their needs at an affordable price. Our vehicles are inspected for quality to ensure that we only sell used cars that last. Our customers can rest assured that they are being put in a safe and reliable vehicle here in the greater Saint James, NY area.

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Kia Rio 5-Door Rethinking Compacts

The Features

The features of the new Kia Rio make this compact vehicle more capable of handling your needs. Features like the next generation UVO eService system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto giving you a central hub for your messaging, calls, and navigation. Combined with other optional features of the Kia Rio, you will find one of the most technologically advanced compact cars on the road.

Interested in rethinking what you know about compact cars? Schedule a test drive with one of our Kia specialists here in Saint James, NY.

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The 2017 Kia Sportage Earned Yet Another Prestigious Award

Just recently Kia reported that the 2017 Kia Sportage SUV had earned an AutoPacific 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA), registering the top scores in the "Compact Crossover SUV" segment. Since the Sportage earned a Vehicle Satistfaction Award (VSA) earlier this summer, this marks the second AutoPacific award that the SUV has taken home in the span of a few months.

 

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The Kia STYLE360 is Showcasing Powerhouse Designers at NY Fashion Week

Kia Motors America is retuning as title sponsor of the Kia STYLE360 experience at New York Fashion. Teaming up with fashion event agency A-List Communications for the third consecutive year, Kia has attracted a stellar roster of designers to the event, with runway shows from Eva Longoria, Kristin Cavallari, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Simmons, Andy Hilfiger, Abrima Erwiah, Alysia Reiner, Timo Weiland, Candice Cuoco, Michael Kuluva and Helen Castillo scheduled.

 

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Are You Prepared Enough?

If you're thinking of going on a road trip, then make sure that you leave prepared. Do you have an emergency roadside kit? Did you do your pre-check to make sure all your fluids are full and your tires look good? Do you have a full tank of gas? It just takes a few minutes to do your pre-check, and it can save you a world of trouble in the long run. Make sure you don't forget anything by making a list of things you should bring on your trip and things you absolutely have to do before…

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Could the All-New 2017 Kia Niro be Your Vehicular Hero?

No matter how you slice it, there sure is an awful lot to appreciate about the 2017 Niro, Kia's all-new compact hybrid crossover.

"Such as what?" you wonder.

Allow Kelley Blue Book Senior Associate Video Editor Zach Vlasuk to explain; his critique of the Niro is as follows:

Beneath the nose of the Niro, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine works in tandem with an electric motor and lithium-polymer battery. Coupling with a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, the Niro's hybrid drivetrain is rated at a respectable 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet ...

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How to Help Avoid Danger On the Road

When we are driving on the roads, there may be potential dangers we can run into. The good thing is that many of those dangerous things can get prevented. Many dangerous situations on the road are preventable and avoidable. There are many ways to prevent and avoid problems on the road and be a safer driver as well.

Planning ahead can help you avoid accidents. If you plan ahead and account for traffic, you will not feel rushed when driving somewhere. Feeling rushed can lead to driving above the speed limit and can result in an accident...

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A Roadside Emergency Kit Can Help You

Many things can happen to you while you’re on the road. The best thing you can do is always be prepared for as many situations as you can. In an emergency, you want to be prepared to hold out for a while. Things you should put into a kit are; band-aids and bandages, for cuts and scrapes. You should bring some water especially if it is in the warmer months because this can become quite helpful. Make sure you bring a map in case your phone fails, and you need to walk to a gas station or local rest…

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Ways to Improve Your Gas Mileage in Smithtown

Improving your gas mileage does two big things for Smithtown drivers: 1) You can drive further on a single tank of gas; and 2) You save money by not having to buy gas as frequently. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could improve your gas mileage? Good news! You can! Try these simple driving and maintenance tips with your Kia for better fuel efficiency.

Slow down: The faster you go, the harder your engine has to work to power through the extra wind resistance. Slow down and ease your engine's load.

Pack less: Your engine uses more fuel…

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