How to Get Your Kia Prepped for Spring

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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.

Tips For Removing Ice From Your Windshield

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Removing ice from your windshield is a pain. Unfortunately, when you live in a place like Missouri where winters are always snowy and icy, it’s something you have to deal with regularly. Thankfully, there are some tricks to the process that can make it easier and quicker so you can be on your way with your morning commute.

Warm Up Your Car


If possible, start your car 10 to 15 minutes before you plan to leave. This will give it a chance to warm up enough that it can blow warm air to help defrost the windshield.

Use a Homemade De-Icer

If you’re in a pinch, you can take a cue from the effectiveness of road salts and mix a tablespoon of road salt with a cup of water in a spray bottle. However, this mixture should be used sparingly, and should be washed off thoroughly after each use. Another option is to mix two parts rubbing alcohol to one part water. Spray this on to help melt the ice on your windshield.

Use a Store Bought De-Icer

You can find effective, pre-made de-icers at any auto parts store. With these, all you’ll need to do is spray and watch as the ice melts away. Use a brush or scraper to help remove the loose ice pieces from the windshield.

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