Employee Spotlight: Adrian Valentine

ASKEHere at All Star Kia East, we love to introduce our All Star Team to the rest of our All Star Family! Meet Adrian Valentine! Adrian has been working at All Star for 5 years and is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.

We asked Adrian to tell us what he loves about working at All Star and he said,

“I love how family orientated it is and the fact that you are able to move up within the company!”

Adrian also enjoys his co-workers!

In his free time, Adrian enjoys going to the working out at the gym.

A fun fact about Adrian is his last name is Valentine and he lived on Cupid Street in New Orleans! What a coincidence! J

An inspirational quote Adrian tries to live by each day is “Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.”

One of Adrian’s hidden talents is that he ran track in college.

Adrian’s favorite movie is The Secret.

When asked if he could choose any vehicle for his dream car, Adrian replied with,

“The 2016 Kia Optima SXL because of its turbo and luxurious interior!”

Adrian and the rest of the team at All Star Kia East is ready to help you with any and all of your sales or service needs. Stop by today or visit us online at www.allstarkiaofbatonrougeeast.com.

All Star Kia East is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Kia line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Kia, come by our Dealership at 13000 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge and experience Sales, Parts and Service that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Kia East help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Kia East to receive All-Star service!

Featured Vehicle – 2016 Kia Forte LX

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This Crimson Red 2016 Kia Forte LX is a great vehicle for any busy person who is constantly driving all over the place for work or kids events. It is also an awesome vehicle for the people who love taking road trips! We say this because this Kia Forte gets 39 MPG on the highway. So for the people on the go, you can stay on the go without having to take frequent trips to the gas station. Even though this sedan seems small, it is actually quite spacious. 6-foot adults can fit comfortably in the back! Connect your phone to Bluetooth, use those steering wheel controls and keep your eyes on the road. Answer any phone call without ever having to pick up your phone.

Key Features in this 2016 Kia Forte LX include:

  • Keyless Entry with illuminated entry and panic button
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Remote Trunk Release on the key fob
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Seats with black cloth material
  • Wireless Streaming

Safety Features on this 2016 Kia Forte LX include:

  • 4 wheel disc brakes with 4-wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, brake assist and hill hold control
  • Front Ant-Roll Bar
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • ABS and Driveline Traction Control

This and any other 2016 Kia Forte LX is a great sized sedan for running around town to do errands or taking those long summer road-trips. We are positive, that whatever you do in your 2016 Kia Forte, you are bound to create memories! For further details on this this 2016 Kia Forte LX, click here!

All Star Kia East is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Kia line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Kia, come by our Dealership at 13000 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge and experience Sales, Parts and Service that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Kia East help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Kia East to receive All-Star service!

Gifts for Dad’s Car

Let’s face it, men love their vehicles! So what better way to say “Dad, you’re the best dad ever” by giving gifts for their most prized possession, next to you of course! All Star Kia East knows how much Dads shuttle kids to and from school, haul equipment for t-ball games and occasionally complete a few projects off the Honey-Do List on the weekends. So we have compiled a list of a few gifts for Dad’s vehicle for Father’s Day!

Heating and Cooling Car Seat Cushions

Keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter! These leather car seat cushions come in various colors, so you’re bound to find one that matches Dad’s interior. This micro-plush seat is equipped with a control device for a ventilated and heated seat. Your dad will always ride happy because he can choose his optimal comfort level. The car seat comes with automatic protection meaning that if there is an electric leak or a short circuit, the system will be halted. The car seat cushion is easy to install and easy to use. To order dad the Car Seat Cushion click here!   ASKE - Air Pump

Air Pump

Having low tire pressure and not having any quarters on you so you can to fill your tires up at the gas station can be irritating. To ensure a safe and smooth ride, why not get Dad a portable tire pressure? The VIAIR 85P Portable Compressor is easy to use and small enough to store in your Dad’s vehicle. This compressors comes with a built-in LED work light that is capable of inflating up to 31-inch tires. Simply plug the compressor into a cigarette lighter power port, connect the screw-on tire chuck to a tire valve and turn it on! Dad can see the tire pressure by monitoring the gauge.

Satechi Universal Tablet CD Slot Mount

This Satachi Universal Tablet holder can come in handy in so many different ways! The tablet can mount an iPad Air/Mini, iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galax Tab S, the Google Nexus 7, and the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Your Dad can pull directions on his tablet, let the kiddos listen to music from his tablet and so much more! The Dad in your life is sure to love this awesome gift! Click here for more details about the Satechi Universal Tablet CD Slot Mount!

Regardless of what you get your Dad this Father’s Day, spending time with him is what’s most important to him. All Star Kia East would like to thank all the fathers out there for being so awesome! Happy Father’s Day from the entire All Star Kia East team!

All Star Kia East is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Kia line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Kia, come by our Dealership at 13000 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge and experience Sales, Parts and Service that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Kia East help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Kia East to receive All-Star service!

Summer Heat Tech Tips

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We all know how blistering hot it can get in Louisiana during the summer time, and getting into a hot car is never fun. You burn your legs on your hot leather seats, you feel like you need to wear oven mitts to touch your steering wheel and your dripping sweat before you even start your car! Summer can be tough on cars, especially during high temperatures when heat can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems. All Star Kia East is here with some awesome summer tech tips to make sure your car is in perfect condition for the hot Louisiana weather.

Cars are designed to run hot, but there’s a limit to how hot they should run. If an engine gets too hot, it can cause moving metal parts to melt and fuse together, causing a variety of internal problems for your engine. Luckily, all modern cars have an ingenious cooling system that uses a chemical coolant, called antifreeze, and a series of pumps, hoses, thermostats and fans to keep the car at its optimal running temperature. But any problems with this system – low coolant levels, cracked hoses, lose or broken belts, a leak in the radiator or even a loose or missing radiator cap can cause your car to overheat and break down.

  • The summertime is tough on cooling systems. Sitting in traffic on a hot day is one of the quickest ways to overheat your car. This is because there’s no air flowing across the engine to help keep it cool. A well-tuned cooling system can take long idles in hot weather, but if you have low coolant levels or a busted fan belt, your engine temperature is going to go up, and fast.
  • Check under the hood and make sure that your coolant levels are fine. The general rule is to flush your radiator and add new coolant at least every two years. Flushing the radiator is done with a special chemical that cleans debris and build-up on the inside of the radiator. For summer driving, coolant should be added as a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water. You can even buy premixed coolant so you don’t have to bother with the measurements!

Parking your vehicle directly in the sun’s heat is not the best option, but sometimes it’s the only option. To help keep your vehicle cool against the heat, a sunshade is a great investment! They are designed for your front and back windows. They look like aluminum foil stretched across the inside of your windshield. This will help to keep your legs from burning when you sit on those leather seats.

All the pollen, dirt, and rain during the summer makes for a dirty windshield. You’re going to want to make sure your windshield wipers are in mint condition. They should be replaced every six months to a year, depending on the brand. You’ll know when to replace them when they start to squeak, chatter, skip, smear or streak reducing your driving visibility. This causes a safety hazard to others and yourself. If you are encountering these problems please come by All Star Kia East or call (855) 981-1838, our service team would be happy to help you out.

All Star Kia East is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Kia line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Kia, come by our Dealership at 13000 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge and experience Sales, Parts and Service that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Kia East help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Kia East to receive All-Star service!