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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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Beneficial Reasons for Buying a Hatchback

There are so many different things to consider if you are in the market for a new vehicle. You have to choose the type of vehicle you want. Sorting through various sedans, crossovers and SUVs can take up a lot of your time. There are also different styles of vehicles that you have to take into consideration. When it comes to the overall trunk design, you can choose between a regular trunk lid or a hatchback design. The hatchback option has been around for many decades now. It provides you with optimal storage capacity in your trunk, along with the…
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Reasons to Buy an SUV

If you're in the market looking for a pre-owned or new vehicle, consider an SUV. There are a number of solid reasons why you should consider investing in an SUV.

First, an SUV is a good choice if you have a larger family or do transport larger numbers of people with regularity. An SUV is a spacious choice.

Second, an SUV is an ideal choice when it comes to fuel efficiency. A fuel efficient SUV saves money and benefits the environment.

Third, an SUV is a solid choice because of safety. The typical SUV is a safe ride, a…

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Should You Choose All-Weather Floor Mats or Carpet?

Your friends at Kia on the Boulevard want to help you decide whether the all-weather floor mats or carpeting is the best accessory for your vehicle.

When you really give the interior of your vehicle a rough go, you might want to consider all-weather floor mats. These mats are easy to clean after you drag in mud, debris, dirt, or anything else from the job site. These mats also help to keep the vehicle's interior clean when you live in an area with excessive rain, sleet, and snow.

 

 

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