Learn to Love Leasing at All Star Kia East!

Find out if Leasing a vehicle is the right option for you!

Have you ever thought about leasing your next vehicle? Not sure of all the details that are involved? We can help!

At All Star Kia East, we understand that purchasing a new vehicle can be very nerve-racking, especially when it comes to making your monthly payments and budgeting your expenses. That is why we are helping to lay out all of the options when it comes to leasing and the benefits it has.

Leasing allows you to pay money down towards a vehicles MSRP to its residual value. The residual value is an amount set by the manufacturer and is mandated by the federal government. Leasing is an affordable option if you you are not interested in buying a vehicle immediately and want lower monthly payments.

Right now until the beginning of January, the 2017 Kia Sportage LX is a great vehicle to lease for qualified lessees. Pay only $209/month for 39 months with a $2,799 down payment. Also receive the option to purchase your vehicle at lease-end for offer shown of residual value of $14,092. This lease holds the lessee responsible for a $400 termination fee if you choose to end the lease program before 39 months. Offer expires on January 3, 2017.

2017 Sportage

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Closed-end lease based on new 2017 Sportage (Model #42222) subject to credit approval, dealer participation, and vehicle availability. Offer shown based on $2,799 due at lease signing including $209 first monthly payment, $1,995 capitalized cost reduction, $595 acquisition fee, plus tax, title, license and registration fees, dealer conveyance fee, processing fee or optional service fee and any emission testing charge. No security deposit required. Offer shown total lease payments are $10,741. Actual payments may vary. Purchase option at lease-end for offer shown of residual value of $14,092.15. Lessee is responsible for insurance, maintenance, repairs, $.20 per mile over 12,000 miles/year, excess wear, and a $400 termination fee*. Lease offer applies to Sportage (MSRP $25,385, includes freight, and excludes taxes, title, license, additional options and retailer charges). Actual prices set by dealer. Must take delivery from retail stock by 1/3/2017. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. See dealer for warranty and lease details or go to kia.com. *Termination fee for all states except CO, IN, IA, KS, ME, OK, SC, WI, WV & WY. *WI termination fee: The amount of the base monthly lease payment or $400, whichever is less. *CO, IA, KS, ME, OK, WV & WY termination fee: The amount of two times the base monthly lease payment or $400, whichever is less. *IN & SC termination fee: The amount of three times the base monthly lease payment or $400, whichever is less.

Contact a Sales expert for more information about leasing programs and choosing the perfect option for you! For more information on the current 2017 Kia Sportage LX that we have in inventory, 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 Denham Springs, Livingston, Walker, Zachary, and Baton Rouge.  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!

 

 

Fall Family Events in Baton Rouge

Fall is in full swing and that means cooler weather and more time outside! We know how stir crazy the kiddos can get after being at school all day! They just want to go ride their bikes and play basketball outside, but then they get tired of doing the same old thing. That’s when it’s time to load up the family and go do some fun activities and festivals! We have complied a list of some of our favorite Fall Family Events to do in the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas! These activities are all kid friendly, inexpensive (some even being free!), and fun activities that are sure to bring the family together this fall season!

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Boo At The Zoo

Boo At The Zoo is an awesome and not-so-scary event the entire family will be able to enjoy! BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites the entire family to wear their best costumes for a merry-not-scary trick-or-treating extravaganza! Children can visit treat stations throughout the zoo, take a ride on the Spooky Train Ride or wander through the merry-not-scary Hay Maze and Enchanted Swamp. The entire family is sure to enjoy Boo At The Zoo!

Harb’s Oasis

Harb’s Oasis is a putting on a Fall Family Festival on Saturday, October 22 from 10 AM – 2 PM! There will be pony rides ($5), face-painting, a farm petting zoo and so much more! Gather the family up and head out to Harb’s Oasis for this awesome Fall Family Festival!

Movie in the Park

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join BREC at the Mayfair Park for a family movie under the stars! Enjoy popcorn, as well as other concessions for purchase. In case of bad weather, the movie will be moved inside the gym. The featured film is The Jungle Book!

As you can tell, we love fall! There are tons of fun, inexpensive and engaging activities to do in the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas! So get out there, enjoy the beautiful fall weather and make some memories that will last a lifetime! If you and your family go to any of these events, make sure to take pictures!

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!

Have a Game Plan For Fall Service

With fall quickly approaching, it is important to have your vehicle ready for the chilly temperatures ahead. Although it does not snow or get too terribly cold here in South Louisiana, you still need to have your car service and ready for the fall weather that will soon be upon us! All Star Kia East has compiled a few tips and recommendations in order to get your vehicle in tip-top shape before the season changes!

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  • Check the lights

Walk around the outside of the car and check the operation of all lights: headlights, taillights, parking lights, brake lights and emergency flashers. Replace all broken bulbs and those that have stopped working. Make sure all lights are clean. If you own an older vehicle with sealed-beam headlamps, you might want to pony up for halogen lamps for improved visibility and safer driving.

  • Check the Heater/Defroster

Driving with an improperly working heater isn’t fun or safe. Driving with fogged-up windows is an accident waiting to happen. Check front and rear window defrosters to ensure proper working condition. If necessary, have heater and defroster systems repaired.

  • Change the Oil and Air Filters

If the oil is dirty or you’re at your recommended oil change time, change the oil. Also check the air filter to ensure that it is clean enough to allow for proper operation. If you can’t see light through it when you hold it up to a 60-watt bulb, it’s time to replace the air filter.

These are just a few things All Star Kia East suggests you check before the fall season rolls around! Taking care of your vehicle and routinely getting it serviced will ensure your vehicle will last a lot longer! Make sure to schedule your service appointment, and view all of our Service Specials! 

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!

 

Our Top Pick for the Best Car for College Students: Kia Soul

Here at All Star Kia East, we understand that as a parent of a college student you are looking for a vehicle that is reliable, safe, stylish and most of all…inexpensive! That is why our top pick for the best car for a college student is the Kia Soul. Whether they are commuting to and from school and home or just doing errands for their parents around town, this is a quality vehicle with good features!

ASKE 1 The Kia Soul is such a fun and easy vehicle for college students! It has plenty of room for passengers and your college student’s belongings. Not to mention, it has a great price point also. Spacious interior, plenty of headroom for front and rear passengers, and lots of legroom are a few features you’ll find in every Kia Soul. Standard safety equipment for all 2016 Kia Soul models includes four-wheel antilock disc brakes, hill-start assist, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. A rearview camera is also standard in all Kia Soul trim levels leaving parents with a piece of mind when it comes to vehicle safety!

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The Kia Soul may be a subcompact vehicle, but don’t let its size foul you! The Kid Soul has won many awards such as the “Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality, Two Years in a Row” by J.D. Power, Best Compact Car for Families by US New and World Report and so many more! With its funky styling, fun to drive attitude and extensive features, college students and parents are sure to fall in love with the Kia Soul! To view our current Kia Soul inventory, click here!

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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!

WE ARE #LOUISIANASTRONG!

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The flooding in South Louisiana that has taken place on August 13th has impacted thousands of people right here in our home town. Thousands of Louisianans are coming together to help strangers evacuate their homes and bring them to shelters. Families have been ripped apart, homes have been flooded to the rooflines with water and cars have been flooded and lost in 10 foot waters. But this will not stop the citizens of Louisiana. We will come out stronger than ever all while helping each other out more than ever. Here at All Star, we pride ourselves in supporting our local communities and truly believe that together we the people of Louisiana are an “ALL STAR FAMILY.”

Our entire staff is working very diligently to get our locations that have been effected, back up and running as soon as possible. Here is a list of all of the current standings of our locations:

All Star Chevrolet – OPEN!

11377 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Chevrolet North – OPEN!

9352 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70811

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here


All Star Ford and All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Denham Springs

Friends, customers, and coworkers, many of you have been contacting us about replacing your vehicles. As of right now we still cannot get to the dealership. We are in the process of obtaining replacement inventory from both manufacturers as well as bringing pre owned vehicles from other locations. With a little luck we are hoping to be able to begin assisting customers by this weekend.

All Star Ford Lincoln – OPEN!

17742 Airline Highway, Prairieville, LA 70769

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Hyundai – OPEN!

10313 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Kia of Baton Rouge – OPEN!

5740 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Kia East

Please refer to our All Star Kia of Baton Rouge location (5740 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809) until we are able to get our dealership back up and running.

All Star Nissan – OPEN!

12422 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70815

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Toyota of Baton Rouge – OPEN!

9150 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70815

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Volvo of Baton Rouge – OPEN!

10101 Coursey Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

Wondering how to help in the community? We have put a list together of just a few of the many ways to help give back to our community, during this time of need.

Many shelters have opened all around Louisiana, to help those that are in need during this historic event. The America Red Cross has stepped in and is currently helping at least 4,700 people in dozens of emergency shelters. Many other places such as churches, schools and event centers are coming together to provide shelter, food and clean clothes.

SHELTER NEEDS:

Lamar Dixon in Gonzales, 9039 S St Landry Ave, Gonzales, LA 70737, is in need of volunteers as well as:

  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Clothes – adults and children clothing,
  • Underwear (new in package)
  • Ziploc bags

Lamar Dixon is also providing free housing for animals all the way from horses and goats to cats and dogs. Volunteers are needed to help clean cages, feed, and water these helpless animals.

The Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S River Rd, 70802 Baton Rouge, LA, has been turned into a shelter and is also requesting for pillows, blankets, new children’s clothing from 18 months – 2t and new socks/underwear. River Center is above capacity but is NOT turning away evacuees.

The City of Denham Springs, and Healing Place Church, are working together to establish a distribution center to meet the needs of individuals in our community. Donations for the center can be dropped off at Healing Place’s Denham Springs campus, located in the 600 block of Florida Boulevard behind Whitney Bank. The following items are being are currently being accepted:

  • Water
  • MRE’s
  • Heavy duty contractor trash bags
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Metal scoop shovels
  • Utility knives (cutting carpet/Sheetrock)
  • N95 masks
  • Gloves
  • Crowbars
  • 5 gallons buckets to put tools in
  • Hammers
  • A chalk line to cut out the Sheetrock clean line
  • Tape measure
  • Screw drivers that are interchangeable to from flathead and phillip
  • Push brooms
  • Safety glasses
  • Snow shovels
  • Mops
  • Clam shells
  • Hygiene items
  • Baby items
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Pet food
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Tarps
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper products
  • Garbage cans

The Salvation Army is accepting toiletries, water, and monetary donations at the Cortana mall beginning at noon Tuesday, August 16. Other donation items that will be accepted are toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, and cleaning supplies. Please no diapers or used clothing at this time. For more information contact (225) 355-4483.

PETS:

Sherwood South Animal Hospital on South Sherwood Forest Blvd. is offering to house pets. They’ve also got doctors on hand. Residents can call (225) 293-6440 for more information.

A mobile pet shelter has been set up at the Baton Rouge River Center on 275 S River Rd.

The ASPCA has dispatched a disaster response team to conduct animal water rescues. The ASPCA is working with the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) to coordinate local resources. Residents who need assistance recovering an animal from their flooded home or who need emergency shelter for their animal should contact the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP). Their contact information can be found here. More information about the ASPCA’s rescue efforts can be found here.

EBR Animal Control on 2680 Progress Road, Baton Rouge 70807 is serving as an animal shelter.

If you are wanting to foster an animal that has been displaced because of the flooding, click here for the foster application for the Denham Springs Animal Shelter. 

FOR THOSE IN NEED OF TEMPORARY HOUSING:

Airbnb is waiving service fees for those affected by the flooding across southeast Louisiana who check in between August 14 and September 4. Available homes can be found here.

WAFB has also put together an article that is constantly being updated with new information about how to help with volunteering or donating information. As well as, another article with information about shelter locations and phone numbers for emergency rescue needs.

Thousands of homes, sentimental belongings and precious memories were ripped away from the people of South Louisiana. If there is any way you can volunteer a few hours of your day or donate clothing or supplies to any of these shelters, please do so.

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!

Back to School for Your Car Too!

Back to School Road Sign with Dramatic Clouds and Sky.

Although it may still feel like summer time outside, back-to-school time is right around the corner. August is always a busy month for parents and kids. Parents are trying to squeeze in last minute vacations and the kids are wanting to play with their friends all day! One item that is not usually on the top of the to-do list when heading back to school is your vehicle maintenance. Whether you’re attending high school, heading back to college or you’re the chauffeur for your family, your vehicle is going to need a little TLC before heading back to school and work!

Stay Organized

The cars of busy college students and parents with children in school often resemble cargo trucks after the start of school. Books, sports equipment, gym shoes, etc. often find a permanent home in vehicles. So stay organized! There are a number of bags and organizers which can help maximize the space in your trunk. Carve out some space just for your safety equipment so you will always be prepared!

Check the Lights

This is a good time to get your kids involved in the preventive maintenance checklist review. Have him or her get in the car and turn on the headlights, turn signals and emergency flashing lights as you walk around the vehicle to make sure they are working. Check the brake lights by having him or her press the brake pedal, too. Vehicles can have many different types of bulbs and they have varying lifespans, according to Firestone. Inspect your vehicle regularly to ensure your lights are working properly.

Be Prepared

Make sure the vehicle has basic safety equipment including jumper cables, a pair of gloves, a flashlight with extra batteries, washer fluid and other items. A pre-packaged auto safety kit is also a great choice. They are compact and provide everything you need. Some other good ideas include granola bars, a sunshade, towels, blankets and bottled water.

Making sure you and your college-bound kid’s vehicles are prepared and running smoothly before the hustle and bustle of school starts back up is very important. Doing routine maintenance on your vehicle will not only ensure your safety on the road, but it will also prolong the life of your vehicle!

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 Sorento LX

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The all-new 2017 Kia Sorento LX has been redesigned with completely new sheet metal, a new body structure and also gains in the interior space and ride quality! This is an awesome vehicle for anyone with any lifestyle. From a small family to a college student hauling furniture to their dorm, this is a very versatile vehicle. Since it is a crossover sized vehicle, your back passengers will have more head and leg room as well as having more cargo area to store all your belongings! This 2017 Kia Sorento LX also has great gas mileage getting 28 miles per gallon on the highway meaning you will be able to spend more time adventuring and less time at the gas station! You get the latest technology all while still being stylish, comfortable and safe. The 2017 Kia Sorento LX is definitely a vehicle that will continue you ‘wow’ you!

Key features in this 2017 Kia Sorento LX include:

  • Heated Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • Smartphone Navigation
  • Telematics
  • 6-speakers
  • Bluetooth control with Voice Recognition
  • 2-console USB chargers
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel & Gear Shift Knob

Safety features in this 2017 Kia Sorento LX include:

  • Rear Backup Park Assist
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts which include:
    • Rear Center 3 Point
    • Height Adjusters
    • Pretensioners
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)

This 2017 Kia Sorento LX is a great vehicle with some awesome interior and safety features! For more details about this 2017 Kia Sorento LX, click here! Don’t wait any longer and hurry into All Star Kia East to test drive this 2017 Kia Sorento LX because they are going fast!

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: 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!

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!

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