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Refinance or Trade in Your Car?

It can be hard to know what to do if your financial situation changes or you begin to feel stretched thin by your auto loan. There are advantages and disadvantages to refinancing your loan, or you could choose to trade in your car for a cheaper alternative.

If your repayment schedule and interest rate are both reasonable, refinancing won't make much of an impact on your situation.

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Auto Dimming Mirror Technology Saves Lives

Here at our Kiefer Kia location, we spend plenty of time helping drivers on the road to stay safe. To this end, we promote vehicles that support special auto-dimming rearview mirror technology.

High beams from trucks and other vehicles can cause significant loss of driver visual awareness. Plus, high beam headlights can also cause temporary vision blockage for well over a second after these headlights disappear. 

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Knowing the Brake System of Your Vehicle

Believe it or not, it is important to know the type of brake system you have. This makes it easier to change the brakes on the vehicle in an effective way. For one thing, there are two types of brake systems in vehicles. They are drum and disc brakes.

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What Oversteer and Understeer Mean

When you hear about cars losing control in slippery conditions, it's often the case of understeering or oversteering. These are two situations in which your vehicle doesn't travel in the direction that you want it to.

Understeer refers to instances in which your vehicle doesn't turn as much as you'd like it to, traveling in a straighter path than intended. 

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Car Features That Will Make Your Dog Happy

If your dog could talk, he or she would have a lot to say about the perfect car. Out of all the possible features, a dog would probably want an endless supply of food and chew toys. However, these requirements are not very realistic. Instead, you'll have to think about your dog when buying a car. Be sure to think in terms of comfort and safety to choose the right vehicle.

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Pre-Infotainment Features in Vehicles

Infotainment has become one of the most used types of features in vehicles. However, infotainment did not necessarily come straight out of nowhere. Before infotainment, there were other efforts made in bringing entertainment to people on the road. As a matter of fact, looking at the vehicles of recent years will show a gradual progression to infotainment.

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Explore Hatchbacks at Kiefer Kia in Eugene

Our team understands that finding the right vehicle can be difficult with the number of options available. You want to find the right set of features and design to match your style. If you're looking for a car, a hatchback can be one of the options available.

Hatchbacks give you the option of expanding your cargo space when needed. 

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Is Your Vehicle's Battery Still Good?

There are many factors that may affect the performance of your vehicle's battery aside from age. The weather can have a huge impact on the wear of the battery. It is good to run a performance test of the battery periodically.

You will need a voltmeter to measure the charging state of the battery. Use safety goggles and rubber gloves to avoid contact with battery acid. 

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Get the Right Vehicle and Luggage for Your Next Road Trip

If you're going on a road trip with friends or family, you'll likely need to pack the vehicle pretty full. But you shouldn't just pack it any old way that you can fit everything in. There's a craft to packing your vehicle well, and we at [Dealership] want you to know how to do it in the safest, most efficient way.

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Getting the Best Gas Mileage Out of Your Vehicle

Getting the best gas mileage possible is a top priority for a lot of people. You can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year if you find the best ways to make your vehicle as efficient as possible. You've maybe heard of a few tips that can help you improve the efficiency of your vehicle, but maybe you haven't heard of these.

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