Is It Better To Refinance Or Trade In A Vehicle?


When you are in a situation where you are having difficulty making your car payment, you have some options. The difficulty comes in deciding what to do. Is it better to refinance a vehicle or trade it in on a different one? The answer depends on the car and on your situation.

If you have a high interest rate on your current car loan, you may want to refinance if your finances are such that you can get a better rate. If you can't get any substantial payment relief from refinancing, you should consider a trade in. If your…
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What is Car Wax and Why is it Important?

You've likely heard of people waxing their cars, and maybe you've wondered why they bother to take this extra step. This step is actually pretty useful if you want to protect your vehicle's appearance.

Car wax can be made up of different materials. It can be natural, extracted from a plant or from hydrocarbons, or it can be synthetic. Waxes made from silicones are some of the common synthetic waxes you might come across. In addition to the base material, some solvents or oils are added to make the product softer and spreadable.
 

 

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Summer Tires vs. All-Season Tires

How do you even begin to choose between summer tires and all-season tires? A precursory glance at your local weather in Liberty Lake may help you decide. Here's why.

Summer Tires: For More Than Summer

Although aptly named, summer tires are also called performance tires. They consist of sticky additives for road grip in wet or dry weather, and they complement precision handling. Drawback: performance tires don't do well in snow, so they're best in climates where there's little to no icy precipitation.

All-Season Tires For Year-Round Performance
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Tips to Prevent Motion Sickness in a Vehicle

It is never fun to deal with car sickness. Sometimes it can hit out of nowhere, well into the expedition itself. When that happens, it is a good idea to have a few contingency plans ready. Consider some of these tips to prevent your motion sickness.

One of the best ways to be prepared is with an over-the-counter medication. Dramamine is one of the best starting points for motion sickness drugs. Trying to sleep during a section of a long trip can also be a great way to help prevent motion sickness. Eating something small before the trip can help…
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Disconnecting The Cables When Charging Your Battery

Before you begin charging your battery, you need to make sure the terminals are clean. If there is a lot of acid that has built up on the terminals, it can sometimes impact the strength of the battery. Avoid touching the battery if you notice any kind of white substance as this would be the acid that is inside. Sandpaper works well in cleaning this substance from the terminals.

Take any cell caps off the battery as well. Examine the fluid level in the battery to determine if it's too low. Remove the negative cable first before removing the…

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Backing Up Safely

When you use a backup camera in your vehicle, it's often easier to park and usually provides a faster parking experience because you can see what's behind your vehicle. Most cameras have a warning sound that will alert you if there's something behind your vehicle instead of you simply looking at a screen with an image. George Gee Kia Liberty Lake can offer suggestions about the best way to utilize the warning sounds and the images that you see.

As you look at the screen inside your vehicle while in Liberty Lake, you can see a grid…

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Applying Touch Up Paint to Your Car

At George Gee Kia Liberty Lake, we understand that scratches and dings happen to a paint job. When you don't need a whole paint job, you can touch up the small areas yourself. Getting the right supplies, and following all the steps, will help you get the job done and make your car look shiny and new again.

Scratches and Dings in the Paint

To prepare the area for a touch-up, make sure it is cleaned with soap and water. Use 220-grit sandpaper on the area, so the paint sticks and blends with the old paint. Mix the paint…
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Find the Best Car for Uber or Lyft at George Gee Kia Liberty Lake

At George Gee Kia Liberty Lake, we understand that it's important to find the right car to use for your ride-sharing work. After all, finding the best car for your Uber and Lyft trips can mean the difference between making profit or losing it, making choosing the most efficient car an important part of any driver's process.

When beginning your search for the right car to use on your Uber and Lyft trips, it's important to first consider which size car you want. There are pros and cons to each size of car, but there is a…

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What You Need in a Winter Survival Kit

Many people don’t understand the importance of having a winter survival kit in their home and their cars. We never know when we could have a home disaster or get stranded on the road. Having a fully stocked winter survival kit can make it a lot easier to get through the emergency. Stop at George Gee Kia Liberty Lake and allow us to offer some tips on what you need in your survival kit.

Whether your winter survival kit is for your house or car, it will need items like:
• Water bottles
• Nonperishable food
• Medication for three days
• Blankets…
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An Overview of Understeering and Oversteering

At George Gee Kia Liberty Lake, we want you to know as much as possible about driving terminology. This can work to keep you safe while driving around Liberty Lake. Two terms that you may have heard about are oversteer and understeer. Oversteering occurs when the car is too sensitive to a driver's actions behind the wheel.

Understeering occurs when the car doesn't respond enough to what the driver is doing behind the wheel. This tends to happen more on vehicles that rely on the front wheels to generate power. Conversely, oversteer tends to happen on vehicles that…

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