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NADAguides.com Awards 2010 Kia Forte “Car of the Month” for August

Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2009

NADAguides.com, the leading provider of vehicle pricing and information, today announced the 2010 Kia Forte has received the NADAguides.com “Car of the Month” award for August. Though the competition in this segment is strong, the Forte is a top contender with a long list of “Best in Class” features and great looks both inside and out. This brand new entry to the compact sedan market has consumers taking a serious look at Kia.

“It’s tough to find a weakness in the Forte. With a stylish and comfortable cabin, excellent fuel economy, great safety features and a ‘Best in Class’ engine, the Kia Forte is everything you need in a car,” said Michael Caudill, NADAguides.com Auto Expert. “Add in the low price point and a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and the Forte provides an exceptional value in the hotly contested compact sedan segment.”

The 2010 Kia Forte is available with a choice of two engines: a 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder producing 156 hp or a 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder making 173 hp. 2.0L models are paired with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, while transmissions for the 2.4L models each receive another gear. With either engine, Forte drivers can expect plenty of performance and great fuel economy. EPA estimated figures are 25 city/34 hwy mpg for the 2.0L and 23 city/31 hwy for the 2.4L. For even fewer trips to the pump, the Fuel Economy Package (available with EX trim only) adds electronic power steering, a smart alternator, low rolling resistance tires and aerodynamic improvements to achieve 27 city/36 hwy mpg.

On the inside, the Kia Forte is a pleasant place to pass the miles. All trims come standard with Bluetooth hands-free calling and an AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio with SIRIUS satellite radio and iPod connectivity. EX and SX trims add steering wheel mounted controls, cruise control, optional sunroof and available with heated leather seats.

Standard safety features include a 4 wheel anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control and dual front, side and full-curtain airbags. Further peace of mind comes in the form of a low $ 13,695 base price and Kia’s 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

For the complete video review and image gallery, please visit NADAguides.com and click on the “Car of the Month” banner on the top right side of the page.

The NADAguides.com “Car of the Month” program is unique from any other review program in the automobile industry and provides consumers with expert commentary and practical information on the cars, trucks and SUVs they are shopping for. Selecting one vehicle per month, NADAguides.com will announce the “Car of the Month” through a multi-media platform including an online video review, press release and a comprehensive blog post where consumers can provide additional commentary.

For more information on NADAguides.com, please contact Ashley Garing at media(at)nadaguides(dot)com or (951) 461-2429.

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The Importance of the Compact Spare Tire in Kia Cars

IF YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE 

The spare tire, jack, jack handle, wheel lug nut wrench are stored in the luggage compartment. Remove the luggage under tray out of the way to reach this equipment.

 Removing the spare tire  

Turn the tire hold-down wing bolt counterclockwise. Store the tire in the reverse order of removal. To prevent the spare tire and tools from “rattling” while the vehicle is in motion, store them properly. 

Important use of compact spare tire 

Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare tire. This compact spare tire takes up less space than a regular-size tire. This tire is smaller than a conventional tire and is designed for temporary use only. 

You should drive carefully when the compact spare is in use. The compact spare should be replaced by the proper conventional tire and rim at the first opportunity. The operation of this vehicle is not recommended with more than one compact spare tire in use at the same time. This spare tire should be used only for VERY short distances. Compact spares should NEVER be used for long drives or extended distances. The compact spare should be inflated to 420 kPa (60 psi). 

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When using a compact spare tire, observe the following precautions:    

Under no circumstances should you exceed 80 km/h (50 mph); a higher speed could damage the tire. Ensure that you drive slowly enough for the road conditions to avoid all hazards. Any road hazard, such as a pothole or debris, could seriously damage the compact spare. Any continuous road use of this tire could result in tire failure, loss of vehicle control, and possible personal injury. Do not exceed the vehicle’s maximum load rating or the load-carrying capacity shown on the sidewall of the compact spare tire. Avoid driving over obstacles. The compact spare tire diameter is smaller than the diameter of a conventional tire and reduces the ground clearance approximately 25 mm (1 inch), which could result in damage to the vehicle. Do not take this vehicle through an automatic car wash. This tire should not be installed on the front axle if the vehicle must be driven in snow or on ice. Do not use the compact spare tire on any other vehicle because this tire has been designed especially for your vehicle. The compact spare tire’s tread life is shorter than a regular tire. Inspect your compact spare tire regularly and replace worn compact spare tires with the same size and design, mounted on the same wheel. Check the inflation pressure after installing the spare tire. Adjust it to the specified pressure, as necessary. 

It is quite important to carry the compact spare tire in a Kia vehicle no matter where a person might be driving to. In case of a flat tire, the compact spare tire comes in real handy to get the Kia car moving again. Not only is it rather important to have the compact spare tire stored in a Kia vehicle when driving, but the driver should also be aware of how to replace a tire.

The Importance of the Compact Spare Tire in Kia Cars

IF YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE 

The spare tire, jack, jack handle, wheel lug nut wrench are stored in the luggage compartment. Remove the luggage under tray out of the way to reach this equipment.

 Removing the spare tire  

Turn the tire hold-down wing bolt counterclockwise. Store the tire in the reverse order of removal. To prevent the spare tire and tools from “rattling” while the vehicle is in motion, store them properly. 

Important use of compact spare tire 

Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare tire. This compact spare tire takes up less space than a regular-size tire. This tire is smaller than a conventional tire and is designed for temporary use only. 

You should drive carefully when the compact spare is in use. The compact spare should be replaced by the proper conventional tire and rim at the first opportunity. The operation of this vehicle is not recommended with more than one compact spare tire in use at the same time. This spare tire should be used only for VERY short distances. Compact spares should NEVER be used for long drives or extended distances. The compact spare should be inflated to 420 kPa (60 psi). 

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When using a compact spare tire, observe the following precautions:    

Under no circumstances should you exceed 80 km/h (50 mph); a higher speed could damage the tire. Ensure that you drive slowly enough for the road conditions to avoid all hazards. Any road hazard, such as a pothole or debris, could seriously damage the compact spare. Any continuous road use of this tire could result in tire failure, loss of vehicle control, and possible personal injury. Do not exceed the vehicle’s maximum load rating or the load-carrying capacity shown on the sidewall of the compact spare tire. Avoid driving over obstacles. The compact spare tire diameter is smaller than the diameter of a conventional tire and reduces the ground clearance approximately 25 mm (1 inch), which could result in damage to the vehicle. Do not take this vehicle through an automatic car wash. This tire should not be installed on the front axle if the vehicle must be driven in snow or on ice. Do not use the compact spare tire on any other vehicle because this tire has been designed especially for your vehicle. The compact spare tire’s tread life is shorter than a regular tire. Inspect your compact spare tire regularly and replace worn compact spare tires with the same size and design, mounted on the same wheel. Check the inflation pressure after installing the spare tire. Adjust it to the specified pressure, as necessary. 

It is quite important to carry the compact spare tire in a Kia vehicle no matter where a person might be driving to. In case of a flat tire, the compact spare tire comes in real handy to get the Kia car moving again. Not only is it rather important to have the compact spare tire stored in a Kia vehicle when driving, but the driver should also be aware of how to replace a tire.

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