Choosing Between Summer and All-Season Tires

At George Gee Kia Spokane, we want you to be informed on which tires to use this warm weather season, and we can find you great deals on the tires you decide on. Here are some tips when it comes to choosing your next set of treads:

Choose All-Season Tires for a Simply Solution

All-season tires are a great buy if you are looking to keep the same tires on your vehicle all year round. All-terrain tires are also designed for lasting longer.

Summer Tires Have Great Control in Warm Weather

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Understanding Synthetic Oil

Before changing the oil in your vehicle, it's important to understand the kind of oil that your vehicle requires.

Synthetic and conventional are the two main types of motor oil. Synthetic oil is specially made from a combination of chemical compounds. Benefits of synthetic oil include higher viscosity, less evaporation, and greater resistance to oxidation. Synthetic oils also perform better in extreme temperatures. Many modern engines are specifically designed to be used with synthetic motor oil. Engine damage is a risk if you use the wrong oil. 

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Important Signs Your Vehicle's Ignition Needs Service

You need to be certain that you keep your vehicle's ignition in top condition. A malfunctioning or failing ignition can cause extreme problems. With this in mind, there are some important signs that your vehicle needs service.

If you hear a whining noise when you turn your key, you need to seek service. A whining sound is indicative of something known as freewheeling. If you experience a grinding sound, your ignition system may have a worn-out starter drive gear. If you smell smoke or see it, your ignition system may have an electrical problem. 

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How to change a tire

If you drive around in Liberty Lake long enough, you are bound to be faced with a flat tire at some point. Even if you have roadside assistance, it's a good idea to know how to replace a flat tire. Here are the main steps.
  • Pull over as far off the road. If you can, pull off to a side street or into a parking lot.
  • Ensure the car is on level ground and shut it off, put it in park and engage the parking brake.
  • Use your jack to raise your vehicle far enough off the ground to…
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Restoring Your Headlights Easily

Seeing the road ahead of you, especially at night, is very important, which is why it's important to keep your headlights clean and in good working condition. At George Gee Kia Spokane, we have several tips on how to restore your headlights easily and for much less than you’d pay to replace the headlights or have them restored professionally.

  • Insect Repellent – Insect repellent with DEET is for more than just repelling bugs from your face and skin. It also deters them from going to your headlights. Spray the repellent on a rag and wipe the headlights until they…
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Understanding How to Apply Touch Up Paint

At George Gee Kia Spokane, we feel it's critical that our customers have the knowledge to care for their vehicle and we strive to help make them informed vehicle owners. Touching up minor scratches and marks with the use of touch up paint is an important part of these skills as it can be a detailed process.

To begin touching up marks on your vehicle it is critical to have the proper color of touch up paint, this is done not by eyesight but through the vehicle's factory color code. The factory color code can be found in…

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See Newly Redesigned Kia Soul

If you've recently seen our Liberty Lake dealership's lot, the Kia Soul probably caught your eye. While other automobiles blend with their surroundings, the Kia Soul pops. For 2020, Kia fully redesigned this widely driven subcompact SUV, and its attention-getting tradition continues.

The updated Kia Soul's array of available colors thrills our team at George Gee Kia Spokane. Notably, Kia offers single-color and two-color paint schemes. You can choose a Soul in Cherry Black, Snow White Pearl or another hue with an equally remarkable name. 

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Why the Kia Sportage is a Great Family SUV

If you’re looking for a great family SUV, you shouldn’t miss checking out the 2020 Kia Sportage. At George Gee Kia Spokane, we have a large inventory of the Kia Sportage for you to choose from. Available in multiple colors and trims including the LX, S, EX and SX Turbo, you are sure to find the style that suits you and your family best. There are many reasons why we consider the Kia…

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Reasons You'll Love the Latest Kia Optima

Style and efficiency merge together in the upscale cabin of the latest Kia Optima. Drivers have been raving about this midsize car thanks to all new interior and exterior features. Kia has included many features in the base edition of the Optima, such as a six-speaker audio system, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, 8-inch touch screen display, and blind-spot detection. However, that is just the beginning.

Kia really packed in the value with its latest design. With the new intuitive infotainment system, you can use smartphone integration to do almost anything with voice commands...

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Dealing with a Sliding Vehicle

Many a vehicle owner has had the frightening experience of sliding on icy roads. Preventing the situation involves ensuring that tires have adequate tread. Maintain a greater distance between vehicles when the weather changes. Driver slower and slow further before curves or turns. For any maintenance needs or to winterize a vehicle, consult with one of our George Gee Kia Spokane technicians to prepare for winter.

If a slide occurs, do not apply the brakes. This action makes the situation worse. The wheels must move freely to make the correction

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