Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

Do I Need to Rotate the Tires of My Car on a Regular Basis?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?, text on an image of new tires lined up tightly next to each other

How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?

Staying up to date with proper and routine maintenance keeps your car, truck, or SUV running safer and longer.  One of the most frequently asked questions regarding car service is “how often should I rotate my tires?”.  The time interval between tire rotations can vary but they should be rotated consistently after a certain amount of miles.  Rotating your tires on time helps to maintain uniform tread depth in order to provide maximum gripping power through all seasons.  Keep reading to learn more about the importance of tire rotation along with how often you should rotate your tires so they last as long as possible. (more…)

Why does my gas mileage get worse in the winter? 

Monday, January 21st, 2019
fuel gauge on empty

Have you noticed that you’ve had to fill up at the pumps more often in the wintertime? Colder weather can often mean that your fuel economy will worsen. Why is that? Why wouldn’t your gas mileage be the same no matter what the temperature is? Keep reading to learn just that and how you can help your fuel economy.  (more…)

What are some common myths about gas mileage? 

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
person putting gasoline in car

Just about every car owner in the world is at least somewhat concerned about their fuel economy. The more efficient your car is, the less money you will have to pay at the gas pumps—it’s that simple. With a topic as talked about as gas mileage, there are bound to be some myths and misconceptions out there. We are here to debunk those. Get the facts below.  (more…)

Helpful tips for winter driving 

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
person holding steering wheel, driving on snowy road

November has rolled around once again which means a lot of things. The holidays are coming up, the weather is getting cooler, and the snow is on its way. With snow come tougher driving conditions. We all know that driving through snow and ice can be hard, but it’s even harder when other motorists don’t know what they’re doing. Check out some of our tips for driving in the wintertime so you stay safe on the roads.  (more…)

How to save money on car insurance

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
two men talking at car dealership

Car insurance can often be an annoying expense. Required by law, every driver must at least purchase liability insurance, which helps cover the damages done to someone else’s vehicle after a collision. Depending on your driving history, your insurance rates can get very expensive. There are always things you can do to help your rates, though. Continue reading to learn more.  (more…)

Sure-fire ways to fix Bluetooth connection issues

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
How to fix Bluetooth connection issues

How to fix Kia Bluetooth connection problems

Technology is a wonderful thing, but there is nothing more frustrating than when it stops working. This is especially the case in the car. Not only is malfunctioning technology annoying, it can also potentially be dangerous. One common complaint we hear has to do with Bluetooth. If you’re experiencing dropped calls or general connection problems, we are here to help. There are a number of things you can do to fix your Kia’s Bluetooth and correctly sync your smartphone to it. These include disconnecting and then reconnecting, using a fully charged device, clearing clutter away from the vehicle’s dashboard and double-checking your USB and AUX cables. (more…)

3 ways to save time, money while shopping for a car

Friday, May 25th, 2018
Car lot at a dealership

How to do car shopping efficiently

Is it about that time for a new vehicle? Have no fear. With some research and preparation, the car shopping process can be a lot of fun. Not only do you get to learn more about yourself and your driving needs, but it can be exciting to search through all the vehicle options out there. But before you start, it’s important to keep a few things in mind so you can shop with efficiency. With that said, here is how to get the most out of your car shopping experience.  (more…)

What are the best features for a used car?

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Man looking at a new car in a showroom

Shopping for a used car is one of the best ways to get a variety of premium features without having to pay new prices. At Matt Castrucci Kia you will find nearly 400 quality pre-owned cars, trucks, SUVs and vans to choose from at the best prices in the region! (more…)

Where Should I Take My Kids for Spring Vacation?

Friday, March 9th, 2018
2018 Kia Soul Exterior Front Fascia Passenger side on Road with blurred trees

The work week is temporarily over, and your kids are out of school. Now you are faced with an important question: where should you take them for spring vacation? Stay at home, or go somewhere? We’re here to help you out. (more…)

Make each test drive successful with these tips

Sunday, February 25th, 2018
woman in driver seat of car looking out window and smiling

What should you pay attention to when test driving a car?

So, you have conducted hours of research, seen all the advertisements on TV, talked to your family and friends, and now you have decided it is time to head out to the vehicle lot and find your next automobile. Purchasing a new or used car is no small decision, and once you set foot on the dealership lot, it is important to continue your research process with the test drive. What should you pay attention to when test driving a car? Read ahead for some of our suggestions.  (more…)