How to Get Your Kia Prepped for Spring

Kia prepped for spring | Jack Miller Kia Parts

It might be hard to believe, but spring is finally here. You can even see signs of trees and flowers blooming. During this time, many of us like to clean out and open up our houses for some spring cleaning. While you’re doing this, don’t forget to get your Kia prepped for spring.

Wash Your Kia

The first thing you need to do is wash your Kia. All the snow, ice, and road salt have probably made your car look somewhat dirty. A thorough wash, including the undercarriage, will wash away all that winter grime. Finish it off with a fresh coat of wax.

Inspect Your Tires

Did you make the switch to winter tires? If so, it is time to put your all weather set back on. In either case, look over your tires and check for signs of uneven wear or low tread. Potholes can cause your tires to get out of alignment.

Get New Wipers

Every six to 12 months, you need a new set of windshield wiper blades. If yours are stuttering, leave streaks, or just not clearing your windows very well, it is past time for a new set.

You can find all the gear you need to prepare your Kia car for spring here at Jack Miller Kia Parts.

Five Kia Models Make List of Best Choices for a New Car

2018 Kia Soul

U.S. News & World Report released its Best Choices for a New Car list not long ago. Five Kia models stand among the top 28 new cars of 2018. The editors made their choices based on the car’s price, cost of ownership, and predictability rating as determined by J.D. Power.

Of the 28 cars on the list, the 2018 Kia Soul stole the show and secured the number one spot. The Kia Soul earned a reliability score of 5/5 and an overall score of 9.1/10. The family model earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and boasts an affordable starting price.

The Kia Rio came in second on the Best Choices for a New Car list. The editors noted its smooth performance, affordability, and intuitive technology as winning factors.

The 2018 Kia Niro earned recognition for its high fuel economy, and the spacious cabin makes it ideal for family vacations. Plus, its nimble handling and exhilarating performance prove the Kia Niro can be great for daily commutes.

The Kia Sportage boasts supportive seats and high safety scores. Those two factors netted it the top spot on the Best New Cars for Teens list. Those same features landed it a spot among the top 28 choices for a new car too!

When it comes to compact cars, the Kia Forte holds its own. Excellent fuel economy and a quiet cabin put it a touch above competitors, netting the Forte a spot on the list.

You can learn more about all of these Kia models here at Jack Miller Kia Parts.

Parents Magazine Nominates Kia Soul as Best Family Car

Every year, Parents magazine and Edmunds.com collaborate on a list of vehicles that are safe and functional enough for the modern family, while also having the style and capability drivers want. The Kia Soul was named as a Best Family Car for 2018, making the magazine’s Top 10 list in the category of SUV-Like Wagon, which is a hot segment this year. The 2018 Kia Soul also happened to beat out over 300 competitors for the coveted spot on the list.

 

Why did the Kia Soul win over the competition? Simple: with a low price tag, lots of value, safety tech, and functional features for everyday convenience, the Kia Soul is designed to be family-friendly from the inside out. Parents magazine also cited available features, like high-intensity headlamps and front crash-protection, as excellent investments for any drivers needing a new family hauler. Plus, the 2018 Kia Soul was the most affordable vehicle on the entire Top 10 list.

 

In addition to being nominated as a name on the Best Family Car list, the 2018 Kia Soul also offers eleven different color options, two different engines, and a variety of tech features like SiriusXM ®, Apple CarPlay ™ and Android Auto ™, and Bluetooth ® connectivity for hands-free voice command.

 

Learn more about the Kia Soul when you stop by Jack Miller Kia Parts.