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Prevent Motion Sickness with These Tips

If you've ever experienced motion sickness in a car, you know that it's not a pleasant experience. But it's also an experience that can force you to stop your trip. While nausea is never fun, there are some things that you can do to alleviate your symptoms if you have motion sickness, or you can even stop motion sickness from occurring in the first place.

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A Guide to Brake Fluid

Brake fluid, which may also be called hydraulic fluid, is an important fluid that helps keep your braking system functioning properly. It lies in the brake lines, and without brake fluid, your vehicle wouldn't be able to stop when your foot presses the brake pedal. To help you gain a better understanding of brake fluid, we welcome you to read further.

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Roadside Emergency Tips

Despite our best efforts, unexpected vehicle emergencies sometimes occur. Keeping items in your car to prepare for breakdowns can help to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

Extreme weather can cause a weak battery to fail. Keep jumper cables in your trunk for those times when your battery refuses to fire.

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Freshen Up Your Ride's Interior Quickly

If you're about to pick up guests in your car, you're not going to have enough time to do a full detailing job. However, you can do a lot to dramatically improve its cleanliness. All you need is a handful of tools and a few minutes. We want you to be proud of your car, so here are some tips to get the job done in a pinch.

The first step it to get rid of any loose objects floating around the cabin. Whether it's trash, clothes, or sports gear, get it out of the way. Dispose…

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Smart Tips for Carpooling

It can be smart to work with other parents and to set up a carpooling system as a new school year begins. Bruce Walters Kia wants you to be safe and smart in the way that you set up and run that system.

Make sure that those children who need booster seats have seats in the vehicle that will keep them safe. Do not neglect those seats simply because you are using a carpooling system. Create an emergency contact list that you can use to get in touch with all those who have children who are part of the carpool…

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Don't Forget Vehicle Maintenance This Fall

Maintaining your vehicle can guard against sudden engine failure or a flat tire. Ideally, you will make sure that the engine's fluid levels are checked and that the oil is changed. Generally speaking, your oil should be changed every 5,000 miles or so, and the tires should be rotated each time that the oil is changed.

The windshield wipers should be checked to make sure that they can remove water and debris without causing streaks. If there are problems with glass surfaces, they should be remedied during a back-to-school inspection. 

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Do You Know How to Use Your Vehicle's Roof Rack?

When you purchase a vehicle from an automotive dealership, they want you to be comfortable and knowledgeable about the function and use of the vehicle. When you purchase a vehicle that comes equipped with a roof rack, it is vital to understand how to properly use it to avoid any unpleasantries while driving.

If you plan to secure cargo on your roof rack, then there are a few steps to proceed through to do so properly. First, you will want to measure the item to ensure that it fits your vehicle's rack. This should be followed by choosing a…

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Do You Know How Extreme Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

Have you ever noticed that your car was reluctant to turn over in cold weather at well-below freezing temperatures? Car batteries are designed to operate at a range of 50 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. For each 20 degrees drop in temperature, the battery's capacity drops by 20 percent. At -22 Fahrenheit, batteries lose half their power.

Extreme heat is also a problem for batteries. While the battery's capacity actually increases at temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery's life is shortened by the extreme heat. You might be surprised to learn that leaving an interior light on…

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Tips for Driving in the Rain

Driving in the rain can even make the best driver nervous. Even if you are the best driver in the world, many lesser drivers will be significantly impacted by the rain. The water makes everything wet and slippery, while also blocking visibility and making things harder to see. There are many fatal accidents on the roadways during big rainstorms-, especially after a dry spell. These dry spells can lead to contaminants that had been spilled earlier to come to the surface and slick up the roads.

Maintaining good visibility is integral to being a good rain driver.

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How to Load Up Your SUV Safely

As the summer road trip season approaches it is always a good idea to start making sure you are as safe as possible for your next adventure. Packing up your cargo properly can help avoid injuries if you are involved in an accident or need to stop quickly. While it is tempting to pack everything but the kitchen sink into your SUV or minivan, especially if you are traveling with kids, you should make sure that you still have enough room to see clearly out the back window.

When arranging your cargo, try to keep the heaviest items closest to…

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