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Car Knowledge: Signs Your Ignition Needs an Inspection

No matter how much you care about your vehicle, something could go wrong. It is important to know a thing or two about problems that could go wrong with a vehicle, like the ignition system.

Signs Your Ignition is Going Out

One sign of a problem with the ignition is a grinding sound, and it usually means the drive gear is not engaging properly. Another sign of a problem is freewheeling. This is a term most people use to describe a starter failure. You have probably seen a person try to turn on his or her vehicle only to hear…

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See Clearly in the Kia Sedona

When you're hunting for a minivan in Philadelphia, does visibility matter to you? We thought so — and that's why we're thrilled to show off the Kia Sedona. With its sleek technology, this popular minivan helps you see clearly in any conditions.

The fun stars with the available Surround View Monitor. Using advanced technology, this monitor shows you a top-down view of your Sedona. That way, you can see objects in every direction, all without turning around. Whether you're backing in to a parking space or pulling out of your driveway, this system helps you reduce collisions…
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Correctly Using a Roof Rack

Adding a roof rack to the vehicle that you drive around town could have many benefits. Whether you need to carry extra luggage during a family vacation or need to get sports equipment out on weekends, the right rack can make it easy. Kia on the Boulevard can show you an array of options and help you make an educated decision.

If you're carrying long items, you'll need to tie the front and rear down so that the wind doesn't rip them off of your rack. You can use the towing eyes to securely attach long items…

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How to Choose Your Teen's First Car

If you have kids, you will eventually have to face the task of choosing a first car for your teen. Here at Kia on the Boulevard, we see many parents who are stressed out and confused about buying a car for their teen. Choosing a car need not be such a daunting proposition if you take a few key points into consideration.

For most parents, safety is probably the most important consideration when choosing a vehicle for their teen. Even though most teens would rather drive a smaller, sleeker looking car, these kinds of vehicles are not really the safest…

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How to Better Handle a Car Accident

Car accidents can be traumatic, but you can manage easier when you take a few deep breaths. When you can stay calm, you have an easier time figuring out if you are injured, getting help for anyone involved, and staying safe while you wait for the police to arrive.

Keep yourself safe by getting out of danger before you start talking with any of the others involved in the accident. If possible, move your car out of the line of traffic. Look over the scene, and take pictures if you have the time. You will need to know what cars…

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Tips to Reduce Glare

Whether you're driving during the day or at night, you might experience the glare from various lights. One way to decrease road glare when you're on the road at night is to ensure that your windshield is clean. If there are spots or a film on the windshield, then headlights and other lights can reflect off of the details and make it difficult to see.

Adjust all of the mirrors at night so that you don't see the reflection of headlights behind you. You want to move the mirrors so that they are pointing slightly downward instead…

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How Can Android Auto Help You?

Android Auto is exactly what you need to stay focused, connected, and entertained while you are out on the road. This technology has many useful features that will help you have a safe and pleasurable driving experience.

Android Auto helps you stay connected, hands-free. Your Google Assistant will ultimately help you call phone numbers from your contacts and chat with your favorite apps. Aside from this, your Google Assistant will also read your messages aloud so that you don't have to take your eyes off the road to read the messages. 

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What are the Move Over Laws?

It’s important to drive safely and follow all of the laws. At Kia on the Boulevard, we have found that many drivers aren’t aware of the Move Over laws. These are designed to keep first responders safe when they’re working on the side of the road.

Over 130 law enforcement officers and first responders have been struck and killed by traffic while working on the job. The Move Over laws are found in all 50 states as a way to protect them. 

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Handling the Rear-Wheel Skid

One type of skid that you are going to have to deal with if you have rear-wheel drive is the rear-wheel skid. This is also known as the fishtail skid because the back wheel slides out from behind the vehicle. While there is a lot of misleading information about fishtail skids, there is something you can do in order to correct it.

One thing that you can do in a fishtail skid is be very careful when skidding. If your vehicle starts fishtailing to the right, then you want to turn your steering wheel just enough to the right so…

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Technology Behind Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

A rearview mirror is an essential part of a vehicle's safety package. New advancements have allowed for the development of auto-dimming mirrors. At Kia on the Boulevard, we'd be happy to explain how they work, and below is some information you might find interesting.

What's known as the Troxler Effect is the phenomenon that occurs when another vehicle's bright headlights can leave you with a temporary blind spot. You can have a hard time pinpointing other objects on the road during this short time. 

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