5 Reasons your Kia needs to shed its Winter Tires

The cold days of winter are finally becoming a thing of the past, if only for a bit, and you are ready to say goodbye to the snow and ice and hello to the warm days of summer. Given New Jersey’s chilly climate, you likely fitted winter tires on your Kia last fall. You might be hesitant to make the switch back to summer tires. There are definite benefits to shedding your Kia’s winter tires, such as our following top five reasons why:

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1.  Make your investment last. 

Winter tires are often more expensive than summer models, therefore keeping them on your Kia year-round will cause them to prematurely wear out. Additionally, wearing down the tread on these premium tires will cause them to have little to no grip for the snow when winter rolls around again.

2.  Spring and summer rains

Summer tires have a special tread that is specifically designed to cope with rainfall, allowing them to safely and effectively disperse road surface water. Winter tires are okay at this but are better suited to snowy and icy conditions. Switching out the winter tires on your Kia will ensure that you have a good grip on slick, wet roads, and less of an aquaplaning risk.


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3.  Hot temperatures equal hot tarmac

Summer tires are comprised of a softer compound that works great with hot tarmac, allowing the vehicle to stick to the road without problems. Harder compound tires, like winter tires, are less forgiving on hot tarmac. This can cause your wheels to spin and possibly slide when taking any corner a bit too fast.

4.  More durable for more rides

There’s a reason you hear more about summer road trips than winter ones. It’s because it’s simply more fun to drive and travel around during the warm days of summer. You will likely notice that you tend to go more places with your Kia during the warmer months of this year. This means that you need a tire that is not only durable, but one that also offers a quieter and smoother ride, which is definitely a summer tire characteristic. Winter tires often have a noisy and hard riding feel that can make lengthy summer car trips unenjoyable.

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5.  Superior braking performance 

There a number of different summer tire profiles and widths you can get for your Kia. Not only does this make such a tire the ideal choice for the sportier car, but most all of your summer choices offer a tread and compound that is designed for excellent braking performance on both hot and wet roads. This is especially important for people who live in rainier climates, such as ours here in New Jersey.

Winter tires are an excellent purchase for the winter weather season. However, during the summer, you should consider shedding this tire for one that has been specifically designed for the driving conditions inherent in the summer time.

For more information about the differences between winter, summer, and all-season tires, or to speak with a professional today about Kia service, contact the Kia vehicle service center at Burlington Kia. In addition to operating a first-rate service and repair center, we also offer a wide selection of New Kia and Used vehicles. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, we have a great range of vehicles for you to test drive today. Our central location is great for customers throughout the Burlington and surrounding New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas, including Philadelphia, PA and Trenton, NJ.

We are easily located just off of I-95 and PA State Route 413. Visit us at 7 U.S. 130 Burlington NJ 08016. 

Why your next vehicle should be a Certified Pre-Owned Kia

Even in an uncertain economy, certain financial strategies always pay dividends. Allocating your resources wisely can help you take advantage of multiple opportunities. Here are several reasons why you should consider parking a certified pre-owned Kia from Burlington Kia in the driveway of your Burlington-area home.

Kia Quality

Kia automobiles, whether pre-owned or new, carry one of the strongest warranty programs in existence. When you purchase a pre-owned Kia from Burlington Kia under the Certified Pre-Owned program, you get the ten-year/100,000 mile Limited Powertrain Warranty. This lasts from the manufacturer’s original in-service date (the date the car was first sold) for either ten years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first).

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In addition to the powertrain warranty, you receive the balance of a five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and the five-year/100,000 anti-perforation (rust-through) warranty. Considering many satisfied Kia owners sell their new Kias only a year or two after purchase to buy the newest model, you could get years of Kia quality and protection in a pre-owned Kia Sorento for the cost of a new Kia Optima.

Kia Value

A new car begins depreciating as soon as you drive off the dealer’s lot. Let the original buyer take the 40 percent drop in value the first year. Compare a 2014 Kia to its 2013 pre-owned predecessor and you can see the reward for waiting. You will worry less, too, because you are not as emotionally invested in the car. The first parking lot scratch, the first ding from a shopping cart, or the first dent from a softball tossed by your overeager little leaguer will matter far less.


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Kia Peace of Mind

A Certified pre-owned Kia from Burlington Kia passes a 150-point quality inspection. This is closer scrutiny than you could apply to any car yourself, new or pre-owned. But the Certified Pre-Owned program is not your only reassurance that your investment is safe.

You receive all these protections with a pre-owned Kia from Burlington Kia:

  • A CARFAX vehicle history report—Independent of Kia and Burlington Kia, the CARFAX report provides a reliable, third-party review of any issues the pre-owned car may have encountered, including flood damage, repair work, inspections and accidents.
  • Roadside Assistance—This is in effect for 10 years from the original in-service date and transfers from original owner to you, so you reap the balance of the program. For any limitations and exclusions, please ask to review the limited warranty.
  • Travel Breakdown Coverage—Like Roadside Assistance, this protection is in effect for 10 years from original in-service date, transferring fully to subsequent owners with some exclusions and limitations.

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When neighbors gaze admiringly at the new Kia Sportage parked in your driveway, you need not share with them the secrets of your financial wisdom that allowed you to afford it. With the confidence that comes from the 150-point inspection and the full coverage you get, you may be the only one to know your car is pre-owned.

There may be no sense telling everyone what you will be doing with the money you saved by buying a pre-owned Kia instead of a new model. When you take the family on a two-week vacation, if everyone wants to assume you earned a large raise, let them.

Buying a pre-owned Kia expands your purchasing power and increases your opportunities—to travel, to invest, to save for a vacation home or a college fund.

Test Drive

The only way to completely satisfy yourself about the benefits of a pre-owned Kia from Burlington Kia is to come in for a test drive. Check out 2013 and 2014 pre-owned Kias from the Soul to the Sedona. It’s a great opportunity!

Value in Buying a Used Kia Optima or Kia Sorento

An attractive brand-new Kia is always a welcome sight in any Burlington-area car shopper’s driveway. But for many shoppers interested in getting the most from their car shopping dollars, a pre-owned Kia Optima or pre-owned Kia Sorento represents one of the best values of any automotive make or model.

Pre-Owned Kia Optima

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Used Kia Optima

Intrepid car shoppers familiar with the brand already know that Kia provides great value when it comes to their new car offerings. The same also applies to every pre-owned offering as well. For many mid-size sedan shoppers, the Kia Optima offers an outstanding combination of space, performance and fuel economy in a package that is stylish both inside and out. From the value-focused LX model to the well-equipped Limited and sporty SX, the Optima is the perfect fit for families in search of a sedan that’s out of the ordinary yet comfortable, solid, and economical when it comes to day-to-day ownership.

Pre-Owned Kia Sorento

Used Kia Sorento

Used Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento makes an outstanding choice for those looking for an SUV that ticks all the right boxes. The Sorento can easily handle up to seven passengers in three rows of comfortable seats, yet it’s small and agile enough to maneuver into tight parking spaces and athletic enough to weave through traffic with remarkable ease. Thanks to its direct-injected four-cylinder engine and amazing list of standard features and premium options, the Sorento brings an amazing amount of value to the table.

Certified Pre-Owned Kia

Certified Pre-Owned Kia

Certified Pre-Owned Kia

When you buy a pre-owned Kia Optima or Kia Sorento from Burlington Kia, you can save up to thousands of dollars off the retail price of a brand-new model. Unfortunately, many car buyers assume that any pre-owned purchase won’t be up to the standards of quality the manufacturer strives hard to maintain and surpass. Kia’s Certified Pre-Owned program readily puts those fears to rest with a 150-point quality assurance inspection and a CARFAX vehicle history report on every Kia Certified Pre-Owned vehicle.


Each Certified Pre-Owned Kia comes backed by a 10-year/100,000-mile Certified Pre-Owned Limited Powertrain Warranty, effective from the time of original purchase and first mileage, whichever comes first. The reassurance of the industry’s best warranty coverage plus travel breakdown coverage and roadside assistance adds an impressive amount of value to any Kia purchase whether you buy the affordable yet luxurious Optima or the capable and spacious Sorento.

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Burlington KIA Dealership

Burlington Kia Dealership

With an amazing number of pre-owned Kias in stock, it’s not hard finding the right Optima or Sorento with the right options for the right price. Just think of all of the things you could do with the money you save on your next car purchase. For any shopper on a tight budget, saving thousands with a pre-owned Kia in NJ is perhaps the best value one could ask for.

View Used Kia Optima Inventory

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If you’re looking to purchase a used car near Cherry Hill, NJ, you should come check out the wide selection of pre-owned cars we have at the Burlington Kia dealership. Not only can you purchase a car at our dealership, but you can also trade in your old car at fair-market value.

Used Vehicles

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Used Cars

We have certified pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs in a variety of Kia model

s such as Forte, Optima LX, Optima Hybrid EX, Sorento LX, and Sportage LX. Our website is user-friendly and you can easily browse through our pre-owned car inventory based on cost, model, make, mileage, or year. If you don’t see your dream car, fill out a form on our website telling us about the make and model of the vehicle you’re interested in purchasing. We’ll contact you via email or phone with a quote of the car you want to own.

New Inventory

2014 Kia Sorento Cherry Hill NJ

2014 Kia Sorento

Just because you’re looking to purchase a used car doesn’t mean you have purchase an old, out-of-date vehicle. We pride ourselves on carrying the latest models and years in a variety of vehicles. You can even drive off our lot with a pre-owned 2014 car, like the Kia Sorento, that you would swear was brand new. Since we carry such a great selection of used cars near Cherry Hill, NJ, we also have great car specials, cars under $20,000, and finance and lease specials.

Schedule a Test Drive

If you know the exact car you want to take out for a spin, you can schedule a test drive by filling out a form on our website letting us know the year, make, and model of the car you want to try out. Just fill in the preferred date you want to swing by our Burlington Kia dealership for the test drive and we’ll contact you via email or phone to confirm your hassle-free appointment.


Once you look through our inventory and get an idea of the car you want, you can go through our pre-approval process online without having to leave your house. If you want to wait until you get to the dealership to fill out an official application, you can use our simple payment calculator online to figure out how much your monthly payment will be based on the purchase price, down payment, and loan term you want.

Trade in Your Current Ride

If you’re looking to trade your car in for one of our vehicles than you can easily get an estimate of how much your current car’s worth by filling out a form on our website. Once you submit the form, one of our highly qualified experts will look it over and email or call you with a value that’s market-reflective for your vehicle. We provide a no-hassle trade evaluation on vans, cars, trucks, and SUVs. Once you’re satisfied with your car’s trade value, we’ll deduct that total from the car you’ll purchase from us.

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Vehicle Services

Not only do we have a wide selection of used cars near Cherry Hill, NJ, but we also pride ourselves on having a great repair and maintenance service center. At our service center, you can get the tires rotated, an oil change, transmission service, the heating/cooling system repaired, and much more. You can easily schedule your maintenance service appointment online.


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Burlington KIA Dealership

Burlington Kia Dealership

Our NJ Kia dealership is located at 7 West Route 130 South in Burlington, NJ. If you’re looking for a particular car, you can view current inventory on our website or call us at 866-751-4823.