Summer is rolling around and with the warm weather comes a perfect excuse to roll the car out of the garage and do a bit of maintenance. Before you head on that beautiful sunlit trip you’ve been planning, make sure to get your car ready for summer with the tips below!
Check tires and tire pressure
First thing first: if you are still using winter tires, swap them out for all-season or summer tires right away. Secondly, check the wear using the tried-and-true penny test. Finally, check the tire pressure. These significantly affect handling and wear and only the correct pressure will give you optimal performance.
Check the air conditioning system
There’s nothing worse than having a car that won’t cool down in the summer. Run the A/C for a bit to see that it still blows cold, while checking for unusual odors or noises.
Check the coolant
If there is anything worse than the above, it has to be an overheating engine. Coolant should be changed at least once a year and there’s possibly no better time to do it than right before the summer.
Clean the car
Grime from melted snow and road salt make winters particularly harsh on a car, and not just the exterior, but everything from the engine to the brake lines. Thoroughly wash your car on a sunny weekend to minimize the damage, or take it to a car wash to get a detail.
Every year, more and more drivers come to rely upon the high quality vehicles that Kia Motors has to offer. No accomplishment captures the success of the Kia brand more perfectly than the recent milestone achieved by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia.
According to a recent Kia press release, the Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia plant just produced its two millionth vehicle. The two millionth vehicle, a white 2016 Kia Sorento SXL, rolled off of the assembly line in late March. What makes the Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia facility’s achievement even more astounding is that it was achieved after less than seven years of operation.
“Assembling two million vehicles in less than seven years is a remarkable achievement, and one that each of our team members can take a lot of pride in,” said KMMG President and CEO Hyun-Jong Shin. “The world-class quality that goes into every Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan we build is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of our team members, and today we salute their commitment to excellence.”
Be sure to tune in to hear about even more incredible Kia accomplishments.
Ever feel like you’ve seen it all? Well, chances are that you’ll find something new in this top five list of offbeat attractions in Evansville…
# 1 – Willard Library
Word is that people first starting seeing the ghost of a lady way back in the 1930s. The cool part is that people have even reported seeing her during the day.
# 2 – Gypsy Graveyard
According to Roadside America, Elizabeth Harrison was a real Gypsy Queen. She died in 1895 and her body was interred at Oak Hill Cemetery. “50 gypsies and several thousand onlookers” reportedly attended her funeral.
# 3 – Roadside Sign Collection
Do you have a thing for roadside signs? If so, you are in luck. There is an enormous collection of them housed at Wilson’s General Store And Café.
# 4 – Roseanne House
Remember the early 90s hit TV show Roseanne about a highly dysfunctional working class family? The house they used for all of the exterior shots is located in Evansville! It’s at 619 South Runnymede Ave.
# 5 – LST Navy Ship Museum
The acronym stands for “Landing ship, tank.” So, it’s a Navy tank/boat. And it’s the only working LST in existence!
Kia Motors America will partner with Hire Heroes USA, a national nonprofit organization that assists retired veterans in finding civilian jobs through online coursework and personalized career coaching. Hire Heroes USA has seven locations around the country, from which its Veteran Transition Specialists coach veterans over the phone and online to help them develop skills they need to transition into a civilian workplace.
Helping more than 300 veterans and spouses of veterans every week, the organization teaches veterans how to transfer their current skills to a different job, how to search for jobs, and write professional resumes. Hire Heroes estimates veterans earn a net $12,000 more per year after completing their program.
Kia gave an initial $25,000 to Hire Heroes USA and made it the official partner of the LPGA Kia Classic, so a portion of ticket sales will go toward the organization. Kia and Hire Heroes hope this will not only raise funds but awareness of the services the company offers, so more veterans, current military members, and relatives of veterans will have access to them.