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!

Employee Spotlight: Chris Marshall

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Here at All Star Kia East, we love to introduce our All Star Team to the rest of our All Star Family! Meet Chris Marshall! Chris has been working at All Star for 6 years and is originally from Santa Maria, CA.

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

“I love all of the opportunities. I started as a driver and now I am a parts manager!”

Chris also enjoys the team he works with!

In his free time, Chris enjoys playing basketball.

A fun fact about Chris is he likes to bowl!

A hidden talent Chris has is he has great management skills!

An inspirational quote Chris tries to live by each day is “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Chris’s favorite movie is Terminator 2.

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

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

Chris 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 – 2017 Kia Sportage

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At All Star Kia East we love keeping our customers in the loop about new vehicle models. Before you know it, we will be welcoming all the 2017 models and saying goodbye to all the 2016 models. So we would like to introduce to you the 2017 Kia Sportage!

The 2017 Kia Sportage made its grand entrance with a complete makeover this year. Its new facelift brought futuristic looks to our roads. From the striking grille, to the prominent wheel arches, to the coupe-like roof, the 2017 Kia Sportage lets you know that it means business. \

Always drive with confidence with the all-wheel drive system senses that changes with road and weather for optimal safety. The 2017 Kia Sportage offers a 2.0L and a 2.4L that are both designed to reduce friction and is achieved by the 6-spped automatic transmission. All of this collaborates for a smoother and more enjoyable ride

Taking a step into the inside of the 2017 Kia Sportage, the driving environment reaches an optimal level of luxury. The premium craftsmanship includes every detail, from the soft-touch material to the upgraded seats. As the driver, you’ll be surrounded with displays and buttons that are organized for convenience and comfort.

The technology features are created for maximum entertainment and convenience in the 2017 Kia Sportage. Technology features include:

  • UVo 7-inch Color Touch Screen Display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Rear-Camera Display
  • Harman Surround Sound Audio System with external amplifier and subwoofer
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Remote Keyless Entry with push button start

The 2017 Kia Sportage is ready for all types of roads. Equipped with Anti-Lock Brake System, Hill Star Assist Control, Downhill Brake Control and Electronic Stability Control, your Sportage will be ready for all the roads ahead.

The 2017 Kia Sportage is now available! It’s offered in 3 different trim levels the LX, EX and SX Turbo.

If you’re interested in the brand new 2017 Kia Sportage check out our inventory here or come see it in person at All Star Kia East.

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 Sedona EX

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Yes it’s the 2016 Kia Sedona but this minivan is loaded with the greatest key and safety features. Packing the car for every family vacation has never been easier. With amble amounts of room in this minivan, your kids will be never complain about not having enough leg space. While the kids are busy playing on their iPads in the back, you’ll have your own luxury seating in the front. With premium heated leather seats, Dual Zone A/C, 4-Way Power Lumbar Support, and the 8-way power seat adjuster, you’ll never want to leave your seat! Let’s not forget those awful grocery store trips. However, with a power liftgate and a back-up camera to watch out for people walking behind you, going to the grocery store may not be so bad.

Key Features on the 2016 Kia Sedona EX:

  • Integrated Memory System
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Proximity Key for Doors and Push Button Start

Safety Features on the 2016 Kia Sedona EX:

  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • ABS and Driveline Traction Control
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning

Go from being a mom to being a super mom with the 2016 Kia Sedona. For further details on this 2016 Kia Sedona Ex 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!

Featured Vehicle: 2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo

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Looking for a new vehicle that has bold style but is fuel efficient? Then the newly redesigned 2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo is the perfect vehicle for you! With 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway, you’ll be able to travel to several destinations without having to frequently visit the gas station. The breathtaking design and the adaptable technology will leave you saying, is this really a Kia Optima? Its 1.6L Turbocharged engine with a 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission will make you feel fast and furious. There is plenty of space in the Kia Optima, so even on those long car trips, your passengers will be comfortable.

Key Features Include:

  • Remote Keyless Entry with Trunk Opener
  • Rear-Camera Display
  • BlueTooth Wirless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Active Eco System that controls the engine for optimal fuel economy
  • Smart Welcome that detects your smart key and automatically unfolds your outside mirrors

Safety Features Include

  • Anti-Lock Braking System 4-Wheel
  • Hill Star Assist Control
  • Vehicle Stability Management that helps the driver regain control of the vehicles intended path
  • Internal Emergency Trunk Release

View more details of this 2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo here!

All Star Kia of Baton Rouge 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 5740 Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge and experience Sales, Parts and Service that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Kia of Baton Rouge 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 of Baton Rouge to receive All-Star service!

 

Featured Vehicle: 2016 Kia Soul

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More fun to drive, more advanced technology and more surprises. The 2016 Kia Soul is packed with everything you need and so much more. The signature look of the Kia Soul hasn’t changed but new accents to the exterior on the 2016 model add a sleek and sophisticated feel. Available HID headlights and LED taillamps make your departure and arrival bright and crisp allowing you to drive with more confidence. The interior of the 2016 Kia Soul is plusher, quieter, and tailored for comfort and features soft-touch materials throughout to provide a luxurious mood. The 2016 Soul interior is stock full of fun gadgets and techy features to make your driving experience a great one. With UVO, control your smartphone and music with your voice or the touch of a button. From entertainment to emergency to maintenance, UVO is your trusty co-pilot.

Key Features include:

5 Person Seating Capacity, Air Conditioning, Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column, Urethane Gear Shift Knob, Air Filtration, Power Door Locks, Tilt Front Head Restraints, Remote Releases, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 input, Allow Wheels, Bluetooth Connectivity, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls, 6 Speaker Audio System, Trip Computer, 16” Allow Wheels, Black Grille with Chrome Surround, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, Electronic Stability Control, Airbag Occupancy Sensor, ABS and Driveline Traction Control.

Search our 2016 Kia Soul inventory 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 out! 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!

Kia Holidays On Us Sales Event

You’ve been good all year so treat yourself to a new Kia during the Holidays On Us Sales Event at All Star Kia East! Snag an outstanding deal on any new Kia on our lot plus special deals on a new 2015 Kia Optima, 2016 Kia Soul, 2016 Kia Sportage, 2016 Kia Forte or 2016 Kia Sorento. These specials won’t last long and there’s never been a better time to get into a stylish and reliable Kia than during the Kia Holidays on Us Sales Event.

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Purchase a new 2015 Kia Optima, 2016 Kia Forte, 2016 Kia Soul, 2016 Kia Sorento or 2016 Kia Sportage during the Holidays On Us Sales Event and Kia will make the first two months payments (up to $1,000) plus you won’t have to make any payments until Spring 2016! And if that isn’t sweet enough for you, you can also receive 0% APR financing for up to 66 months! Search our 2015 Kia Optima, 2016 Kia Forte, 2016 Kia Soul and 2016 Kia Sportage inventory here.

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During the Holidays On Us Sales Event, get $8,000 off the MSRP on a new 2015 Kia Optima! This month only at All Star Kia East. Search our new 2015 Kia Optima inventory 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 out! 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!

Winter Driving Tips

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At All Star Kia East, we take safety very seriously and that means we want you to be informed and prepared for any issues you may face as winter weather approaches. It may still be fall, but we are beginning to feel the effects of the coming season, so we compiled this list of a few Winter Driving Tips to help you conquer winter with confidence.

  • Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage
  • Make sure your tires are properly inflated
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand)
  • Make sure your battery and charging system work properly
  • Remember that bridges and overpasses freeze up first
  • Any time your windshield wipers are on, your headlights should be on as well
  • Brake gently to avoid skidding or sliding
  • Stay alert, slow down, and stay in control

Our service team here at All Star Kia East also suggests getting your vehicle inspected in order to adequately prepare for driving in winter weather conditions. Make an appointment to have your winter vehicle inspection done by one of our certified technicians by scheduling an appointment online here or give us a call at (225) 456-2930.

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 out! 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 Sportage

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The 2016 Kia Sportage is ready to handle whichever road you choose. This CUV features agile handling, an exceptionally smooth ride and first-class technology features to make every drive more fun. The exterior of the 2016 Sportage is sure to grab the attention of other drivers with its bold lines and striking features like available HID headlamps and rear LED lighting. On the inside, Kia’s UVO eServices features give you the ability make phone calls, play music and find your destination all with your voice. The 2016 Kia Sportage is the CUV you can’t live without.

Key Features Include:

Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, CD Player, Aluminum Wheels MP3 Player, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls, Airbag Occupancy Sensor, Electronic Stability Control, Airbag System, Child Safety Locks, Bluetooth, Cargo Cover, Carpet Floor Mats, FOB Controls, Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column, Power Door Locks, Font Center Armrest, Alloy Wheels,

View our 2016 Kia Sportage inventory 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 out! 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!

Pre-Owned Vehicle Highlight: 2011 Kia Optima LX

Here at All Star Kia East, we love helping our customers find the vehicle of their dreams and with more than 3,000 used cars to choose from, we are sure to find something perfect for you! Our used car inventory is full of great options including this 2011 Kia Optima LX.

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Key features include:

LX Trim Level, 16” Alloy Wheels, Six-Speed Automatic Transmission, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, CD Player, Satellite Radio, Aluminum Wheels, Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls, Power Windows, Warning Features, Front Center Console, Satellite Radio, Cruise Control, Clear-Lens Halogen Headlights,

For more information on this 2011 Kia Optima click here to view its online listing, or stop by our dealership today and take it for a test drive!

If this vehicle isn’t the one for you view our entire used car inventory here. We are sure to have something you will love!

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 out! 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!