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Designs of KIA Automobiles

KIA motors is one of the most well known motor company of the world. The automobile giant has its headquarters at Seoul, South Korea. Seoul is the largest city and capital of South Korea. KIA motors is the second largest automobile manufacturer of automobiles in South Korea. The word ‘KIA’ is derived from Korean language which according to the company means “rising out of Asia”. A part of the company is owned by the Hyundai Motors.

The turning point came when Kia motors in collaboration with Ford motors started making various models of cars derived from ‘Mazda’ models. With time KIA Motors was incorporated in various countries and hence boosting the economic strength and monopoly of KIA Motors in domestic as well as international market. The company did also suffer severe setbacks when it was faced with bankruptcy in 1997 but all this did not last any longer as very soon the company recorded its high market share in U.S several times.

KIA motors as a car company lays a lot of stress on design of its automobiles. KIA motors has hired Peter Schroeder as its Chief Design Officer who has also worked with Audi and Volkswagen.


KIA Motors Corporation-It is the oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles in Korea and is also a division of Hyundai-KIA Automotive Group. The company has taken a lot of interest in sponsorship rights of Australian open and FIFA.

KIA Motors America- Its the eighth best selling automotive brand of United States. Based in Seoul, South Korea, it’s the fully functional arm of KIA group offering sales, marketing and distribution in the United States.

KIA Motors Europe- KIA Motors Europe is the sales and marketing division of KIA group. KIA Defense- KIA motors are also specialized in production and distribution of various military vehicle variants which are designated by the South Korean govt.

KIA Used Cars-KIA also markets used KIA cars under the segment of ‘Used KIA’. If you are planning to buy a brand new, good looking, low price automobile for you then the used KIA cars are the best option for you.

The best used cars- All KIA used cars are less than 18 months old and have covered less than 18,000 miles. The used cars are handpicked very carefully and it is only after examining each and every car carefully that it is approved for sale under the banner of ‘Used KIA’.

Full history-Every used KIA comes with full service history so that the customer can be fully satisfied with the product before purchasing it.

Warranty-Used KIA come with a full warranty as you would get with brand new KIA cars. KIA motors offer a Full 7-year warranty that comes with a brand new KIA car. Hence you can rest assured while buying a ‘Used KIA’. If you are not satisfied with your used KIA you can exchange your vehicle with some other within 60 days or before your vehicle has covered 1,000 miles. Hence this makes buying a used KIA most hassle free experience for you. You can rest assured on the performance of your vehicle as ‘Used KIA’ are tested several times by experts.

So if you are planning to buy an automobile which will be reliable, good looking, efficient, economic then used KIA are the best option.

Your Driving approach can save money on your Kia car maintenance

Different people have different ways of tackling and driving the car. However the rules restricts to exceed the speed as we know or one might end up by paying the penalty and it is a totally different story if an outrageous suspect being pulled up by the cops, damaging the entire body and components of the car picked up from the parking space. But coming back to the point of how disciplined a driving should be? One thing which is important to remember and must be avoided is that it should not be rough or totally against the nature of riding a particular model that is awarded with extremely high quality modern day innovative parts, functions and utilities.


It usually starts effecting almost all the areas, be it the engine itself, staring wheel, uncomfortable gear shifting, reducing the grip of tires and various other things including the big and small parts are effected and contributes to losing its smoothness. There can be many reasons for such things to occur, like a late service, long distance driving and usual rush to


the office and hurry to avert the possibility of being late. As these could be the very common reasons that are responsible for not just downing the level of comfort and overall excellence of a marvelous model you own, but a complete excuse of a sudden expenditure that comes up in greater quantity of spending money to re-upgrade it.


Although the situation becomes really intense and complicated when service provider asks you to buy parts to replace and you then look for a replica that fits and match with any desired area of replacement. And this is actually a wrong step to take if you are just focusing on saving few grand’s on the local brands. In fact it would again be a temporary fixture with no guarantee and credibility causing further expanses in near future as getting out of order quickly.


In the last decade there has been enough research and development made by the automobile giants in the area of producing excellent parts and components to ensure great quality, credibility and durability based on the extreme levels of driving. For example a would be far more superior to the components and accessories manufactured for the models in 1999 or 2000, making it a tough and strong automobile.


With change in time and technological advancements being at the cutting edge of modern automobile engineering, it has made a simplified medium of buying any legitimate original in reasonably low prices. Hence avoiding these night mare of heavy expenditures and compromising with the replicas .Still the basic fact remains in the approach of yours tackling and driving your car. An easy, calm riding and timely service would certainly be an advisable thing to follow.

Towing a Kia Cars

If a Kia vehicle abruptly comes to stop and nothing actually works to get it running again, it would most probably mean that emergency towing would be necessary. In such a case it is highly advisable that the services of a commercial tow truck from an authorized Kia dealer are used to two the car. In order to prevent your Kia automobile from getting damaged, it is even advised that the car is properly lifted and towed appropriately. In fact even a flatbed or wheel dollies can be used to tow the Kia automobile. 

On 4WD vehicles, your Kia vehicle must be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment with all the wheels off the ground. On 2WD vehicles, it is acceptable to tow the Kia vehicle with the rear wheels on the ground (without dollies) and the front wheels off the ground. When being towed by a commercial tow truck and wheel dollies are not used, the front of the Kia vehicle should always be lifted, not the rear. 

When towing your Kia vehicle in an emergency without wheel dollies: 


Set the ignition switch in the ACC position. Place the transaxle shift lever in N (Neutral). Release the parking brake. Failure to place the transaxle shift lever in N (Neutral) may cause internal damage to the transaxle. 

Do not tow the Kia vehicle backwards with the front wheels on the ground as this may cause damage to the vehicle. Do not tow with sling-type equipment. Use wheel lift or flatbed equipment.  

Towing with a vehicle other than a tow truck 

If towing service is not available in an emergency, your Kia vehicle may be temporarily towed using a cable or chain secured to the emergency towing hook under the front or rear of the vehicle. Use extreme caution when towing the vehicle. A driver must be in the Kia vehicle to steer it and operate the brakes.

 Do not use the tow hooks to pull a Kia vehicle out of mud, sand or other conditions from which the vehicle cannot be driven out under its own power. Avoid towing a Kia vehicle heavier than the vehicle doing the towing. 

Before emergency towing, check that the hook is not broken or damaged. Fasten the towing cable or chain securely to the hook. Do not jerk the hook. Apply steady and even force. To avoid damaging the hook, do not pull from the side or at a vertical angle. Always pull straight ahead. Use a towing strap less than 5 m (16 feet) long. Attach a white or red cloth (about 30 cm (12 inches) wide) in the middle of the strap for easy visibility. Drive carefully so that the towing strap is not loosened during towing. 

Attach a towing strap to the tow hook. Using a portion of the Kia vehicle other than the tow hooks for towing may damage the body of your Kia vehicle.  Use only a cable or chain specifically intended for use in towing vehicles. Securely fasten the cable or chain to the towing hook provided.

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