Palm Springs Kia Blog

Room for More in a Crossover

If you want versatile seating and cargo options in your next vehicle, consider getting a crossover. Crossovers offer spacious interiors without the frustration of handling an over-sized ride. To help you make an informed purchasing decision, here's some information about crossover interior space.

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Get a Cleaner Car in Minutes

Whether you're in your car for hours a day or just occasionally, it doesn't take much to get it dirty, as grime, pollen, and dust can build up easily. The good news is that it doesn't have to take too long to clean your car. In minutes, you can have a beautiful vehicle that you'll be proud to drive around.

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Is Your Exhaust Leaking? 4 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

If you've been dealing with car trouble, you know just how difficult finding the source of the problem can be. Fortunately, there are four tell-tale signs that your exhaust is what's giving you trouble. Here's what you need to know.

If you notice vibrations in your steering wheel while you're driving, small unexplained leaks, lowered gas mileage...

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Know Your Warranties

When we buy a used car, we seldom think about needing repairs. Unfortunately, all vehicles need repairs at some point, which is why it’s important to have a good warranty. The choice between the powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties has always been a tough decision. Come to Palm Springs Kia and let our salespeople go over your options so you can make an informed decision.

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How the Tire Pressure Monitoring System Works

As important as it is to check the tire pressure on your vehicle regularly, today’s newer cars come equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to do the work for you. If you have questions on how the TPMS works or would like your tires checked, stop at Palm Springs Kia and let our certified technicians help.

Understanding how the TPMS works can help you understand if your air pressure is good. 

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Why Your Vehicle’s Engine is Overheating

An engine is one of the most important components of your vehicle. If it doesn’t function properly, it will hinder performance and could lead to costly repairs. When your vehicle starts to overheat, it is advised to visit a mechanic as soon as possible for an inspection. To learn why your vehicle’s engine may be overheating, read further.

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Are You Prepared to Change a Flat Tire?

Flat tires can happen at any time, and it is important to be prepared and know how to handle it. Before one happens, it's a good idea to practice using the tools and changing a tire at home. This will help keep you calm and confident when a flat happens on the road.

Begin by getting your vehicle off of the road to a safe spot and setting the parking brake. 

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Educating Our Customers on Gaskets

At Palm Springs Kia in Cathedral City, CA, we want to be certain that you know all that you can about your vehicle so that when one of our experienced automotive technicians is explaining a repair, you'll be comfortable. That's why we're explaining one of the types of parts on your vehicle: a gasket.

There are several gaskets on your vehicle, including the head gasket, exhaust manifold gaskets, and intake manifold gaskets. 

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Keep Your Engine Running Right: Check the Timing Belt

As a car owner you have the responsibility of making sure your car engine is receiving the routine maintenance it needs to run smoothly and safely. One part that needs to be checked is the timing belt. Below is a description of what the timing belt does and how often it should be replaced:

  • Timing Belt- The timing belt is responsible for making sure that the crankshaft and the camshaft of an engine are working together with the proper timing.
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How Can You Tell If Your Ignition Requires Servicing?

The ignition of your vehicle has one very important function: to transmit the electrical current from the battery to create a spark that is used to ignite fuel and thus start your car. If it is not working properly, then your car won't start. That is why we here at Palm Springs Kia of Cathedral City, CA want to ensure that you can recognize some common issues that would result in a failed ignition.

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