Five Ways to Boost Your Car’s Trade-in Value

Car wash When you’re ready to get a new vehicle, you need to decide what to do with your old car. For most people, the easiest solution is to trade it in at the dealership. If you decide to go this route, you’ll want to get the most money possible for it. Discover some of the best ways you can increase your car’s trade-in value.

  1. Make Sure It’s Clean

Just like a clean house fetches more money than a dirty one in the real estate market, a clean car will get you a better trade-in price. Before you take your old vehicle to the dealership to see how much you can get for it, make sure you give it a good wash and vacuum. You can even consider repairing any minor dents or scratches. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to make your car look nice. You simply want it to look like it has been taken care of very well.

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Five Things to Do at the Historic Haymarket

Historic Haymarket in Lincoln, NEOnce a thriving pioneer market square, the historic Haymarket District is now home to hundreds of restaurants, retail shops, and art galleries. Whether you’re an out-of-town visitor to Lincoln or a local looking for a way to spend the day, there are plenty of things to see and do in this revitalized warehouse district. Here we discuss five of our favorite things visitors can do there.

  1. Historic Tour

From time to time, the Lincoln Haymarket Development Corporation hosts a walk-through tour of historic parts of the Haymarket. During the tour, you’ll gain a better understanding of how and why the town was established. You’ll see a variety of business buildings built in the 1800s and discover their original purposes. Each guest receives a walking tour booklet with a Historic Haymarket’s Neighbors insert that gives more information about the area. If you can’t attend one of the guided tours, you can visit the website for a suggested itinerary to take your own self-guided tour.

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Shopping for an Off-Road SUV? Consider a Kia

2019 Kia Sorento in Lincoln, NEIf you’re thinking about a new vehicle to head out on some off-road adventures, you don’t have to turn to the usual manufacturers. In fact, you might want to consider a Kia. The 2019 Kia Sorento took on the legendary Hell’s Revenge Trail in Moab, Utah, to prove it has the skills to stand up to even the most difficult off-road trails. Learn about some of the top features on the Sorento that make it an ideal option as an off-road SUV.

Excellent Power

You need power to take on those off-road trails, and the 2019 Kia Sorento delivers. The SUV comes standard with a 2.4-liter engine that generates 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. If you think your adventures will require even more power, consider the available 3.3-liter V-6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, if you want to bring along some extra toys, the V-6 engine gives you a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

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Five Most Haunted Places in Lincoln, NE

Nebraska state capitol Although Lincoln, Nebraska, isn’t famous for its haunted places like other U.S. cities, the capital has its share of spooky spots. If you’re looking for some spine-chilling fun, check out a few of these most haunted places in Lincoln.

  1. Nebraska State Capitol Building

Legend says that the Nebraska State Capitol building was constructed on land considered holy by the Native Americans, which could explain some of the creepy sights, noises, and accidents that have occurred there over the years. Guards at the building have said they’ve heard unexplained sounds that include cries, screams, disembodied voices, and footsteps echoing down the halls. Some visitors have reported seeing the spirit of a Native American man in the basement, and others say they’ve witnessed a misty form floating between the first and second floor.

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Experience the high-performance Kia Stinger

2018 Kia Stinger in Omaha, NEThe 2018 iteration of the Kia Stinger is an impressive bundle of performance, value, and style in an attractive sporty package. It’s no slouch when compared to similar vehicles such as the luxury editions of BMW, Infiniti Q50, or Audi and others. The high-end GT model is priced lower than its competitors. Powered by a 3.3 liter twin-turbo V-6 that throws 376 pound-feet of torque, the Stinger races from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds. The top speed of 167 mph is also better than its peers. The vehicle is noticeably heavier than the others, which contributes to better stability and handling, especially at higher speeds.

A Comfortable and Roomy Interior

The driver and passenger seats are designed to offer a spacious feel. They are separated by a wide armrest, and there is plenty of legroom. Rear-seat passengers may have some adjusting to do, as space is a bit compromised by the sloping roofline. The front seat padding is firm and features multi-way adjustments to satisfy drivers of various shapes and sizes. The dual climate control system ensures the cabin temperatures are customized to suit the occupants.

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5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Attractions in Omaha, NE

Molecule Man Sculpture in Omaha, NEOmaha is best known for some of its more popular attractions, such as The Old Market and Heartland of America Park. But once you’ve visited these spots, what else is there to do in town? Luckily, Omaha has plenty of off-the-beaten-path attractions to keep you occupied. If you’re looking for something a little different to explore, check out the following unique spots in the Omaha area.

  1. Florence Mill

Florence Mill used to be Nebraska’s oldest business, but it fell into disrepair through the years. Luckily, it was eventually restored and reopened as a multipurpose museum, art gallery, and farmer’s market. Stop by the Winter Quarters Mill Museum to see some of the old remaining architecture, check out the changing exhibits at the ArtLoft Gallery, and stop by any time from June through September to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables at the Florence Mill Farmers Market. Florence Mill is located at 9102 N. 30th St.

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2019 Kia Sorento: What You Need to Know

2019 Kia Sorento in Lincoln, NEIt appears the days of Kia Motors not being a challenger to more established brands may be gone. The perception of being seen as more value-oriented or a maker of discount vehicles has been replaced with a higher value reputation with the accumulation of a slew of awards over the last few years. One of the best sellers in the lineup, the Sorento, has been given a refreshing evolutionary update for 2019. The updates should keep the vehicle among the head of the class.

Fun to Drive

One of the most desirable traits for a family vehicle is to have a comfortable ride that makes driving fun, and Kia Sorento accomplishes the task well. The SUV handles smoothly and comfortably with little effort. The steering is responsive without being overly sensitive, and the ride remains smooth and undisturbed even on rougher or uneven surfaces.

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Things to See and Do in Historic Old Market

Historic Omaha Market in Omaha, NEThe historic Omaha Old Market area is filled with an endless amount of things to do. You can look at art, drink and dine, shop, and even take in the history of the area. The Old Market is open every day of the week, but each individual business has varying hours. You will easily be able to spend days checking out everything at The Old Market. Here are some ideas to get you started.

See Art

The Old Market is home to numerous art galleries and museums. Some of the prominent art galleries are Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, the Artist’s Cooperative Fine Art Gallery, Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery, Old Market Artists Gallery, and the Passageway Gallery. The first Friday of every month features a self-guided tour through all the local art galleries.

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Four Reasons to Buy the 2018 Kia Rio

2018 Kia RioThe Kia Rio is a solid, established, affordable subcompact car that has been a contender in its class for quite some time. The 2018 model has been refashioned with a more conventional exterior and a new interior with more tech features available on upper trim models. There are many reasons to consider buying the 2018 Kia Rio. Below, we discuss four of them.

  1. Safety

The redesigned 2018 Rio earned the top rating of “Good” in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) driver-side crash test. It also earned “Good” ratings in the side impact crash test, roof strength, and head restraint and seat tests. The Rio’s available forward collision prevention system with automatic emergency braking earned the top score of “Superior.” These scores are improvements over those of past models and are probably earned in part by the Rio’s new platform, which is built with 30 percent stronger steel. Other safety features include an anti-lock brake system, electronic stability control, and an advanced airbag system.

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Quick Guide to Fall Vegetable Gardens in Lincoln

radishesWith fall right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about a garden this season. If you’ve never planted a garden in Nebraska, it’s important to learn which vegetables grow best in each season.

Time to Plant

Gardening may be more challenging in the fall because your crops must mature before the winter frost kicks in. Ideally, everything should be planted right after the last frost date, which is around May 9, so they can be harvested before the first frost date, which is around Sept. 30.

The upside to gardening in the fall is that vegetables you planted in July and August may produce excellent harvests. This is because cool-season vegetables grow as well as — and in some cases, even better than — warm-season vegetables since they mature during cooler, shorter days. Alternatively, vegetables grown in the cool days of fall may be milder and sweeter than those grown in the hot summer weather.

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