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Get Ready for Back to School With Routine Car Care

As you start packing up to head back to college, it's important to get your car the maintenance it needs. Bring your car to our service center at Hatfield Kia and we will make sure that your car is ready for the semester ahead. Whether you need an oil change, tires rotated, or a complete tuneup, we are ready to help.

Get ready for the semester by cleaning out your vehicle and preparing for an emergency by purchasing the equipment you need. Make sure you have a flashlight, jumper cables, and an inflated spare tire just in case you…

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Refinancing Verses Trading in Your Vehicle

Here at Hatfield Kia, we do our best to help you make informed decisions. One choice that can be difficult to make is whether or not to refinance your car. There are many pros and cons when it comes to refinancing a vehicle or just trading it in for a new one.

The bottom line is that it may be best to refinance if you need money immediately. If your credit score has improved since you first purchased your vehicle, it may also be beneficial to refinance for lower payments. If your car is on its last legs, then trading…

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What Vehicle Is Safest for Your Teen Driver?

Your kid just got a license. It's time to find the all-important first vehicle. You want your teen to be safe out on the road, while your teen just dreams of being behind the wheel. Which vehicle is the safest choice for your teen? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Look for a larger, heavier vehicle. You might be thinking small and light for fuel economy. However, an analysis of insurance data found that teens crash less often in larger, heavier vehicles. Avoid vehicles with too much horsepower.  

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Why You Should Wash Your Car

Washing your car may seem like a chore. However, at Hatfield Kia, we want to make sure you’re caring for your vehicle as much as possible. Whether you do the hand washing yourself or drive it through a car wash, it’s a good idea to focus on a good wash regularly.

One of the most obvious reasons for washing your car is to get the dirt off of it. Too much dirt can actually cause a lot of scratches along the surface. Love bugs, mosquitoes, and other bugs can eat through the finish, too.  

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Get Your Car Prepared for Summer Fun

If you are looking forward to some road trips this summer, it's time to get your car ready for the road. After a long winter, your car will need a good tune up to be prepared for long trips in the hot summer sun. Start by getting routine maintenance done, and then move on to getting your car cleaned out.

You'll want to have a thorough inspection of your vehicle done this spring to check all the fluids, belts and tires. If your technician suggests any repairs, consider getting everything done to have your car ready. You may…

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Why is Apple CarPlay a Game Changer?

Apple CarPlay is changing the way that you can interact with your iPhone safely inside of a vehicle. This technology is showing up in more and more vehicles. At Hatfield Kia, we’ll show you how the tech works so that you have more convenience on your daily commute.

All sorts of different apps are supported with Apple CarPlay. You can get your favorite audio streaming apps, ranging from the news to the latest hits. You can get directions or find out where the nearest gas station is. 

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A Few Tips in Case You're in an Accident

Getting into a car accident is one of the more terrifying events that can happen in the average person's life. There are some things that you should know about in case you find yourself in this situation. At Hatfield Kia, we want you to be prepared for everything having to do with your vehicle and the road, so we've come up with a list of things you should know.

One of the first things you should do is make sure that everyone is out of harm's way. If someone is injured, pull them out of the way…

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Don't Let Motion Sickness Put a Damper on Your Travel Plans

One in three people are at risk of developing motion sickness. Fortunately, a bout of motion sickness doesn't have to ruin your summer road trip plans.

Motion sickness occurs when your inner ear sends a signal to your brain that your body is in motion. Your eyes send a conflicting message to your brain, and it causes motion sickness. Taking Dramamine before a car ride helps stop motion sickness in its tracks, but Dramamine can make you drowsy. 

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Two Good Reasons for Owning a Dash Cam

Dash cams are becoming more and more popular with drivers. These cameras are often small, and they can often be installed by the vehicle's owner. You may be wondering if it is worth spending the money on a dash cam. What are the advantages? There are two good reasons that you might want to invest in a dash cam.

A dash cam is a way to protect yourself. Vehicle accidents can happen at any moment. If you are in an accident, a dash cam will provide evidence of what occurred in the accident.  

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How to Get Bad Smells Out of Your Vehicle

You would like to have a pleasant experience each time that you are in your vehicle. You do not want to deal with gross odors while you are driving. The team at Hatfield Kia wants you to know how to care for your vehicle and how to get bad smells out of it.

When you are dealing with a bad smell in your vehicle, you want to make sure that any cleaning that you do is done in a well ventilated area. You want to air the vehicle out and you do not want to be overcome by the scent…

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