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How to Take Care of Odors in Your Vehicle

There are times when something happens to your vehicle and suddenly you are dealing with a bad scent in it. There are times when you purchase a used vehicle and it smells. We want you to know how to deal with odors when you have a stinky car.

Remove any seat covers and floor mats that can be taken out of your vehicle and clean them while they are outside of the vehicle. Clean them thoroughly with warm soapy water. While those items are out of the vehicle, clean in the areas where they usually sit. 

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Tips You Can Use for Cleaning Your Tires

Cleaning the tires on your vehicle is just as important as cleaning the rest of your vehicle. It's important that you complete this process somewhere other than your driveway. Tire products can often leave behind some residue that could ruin your driveway or garage. Tire gel is a great product to use if your tires have started to lose their dark black color. You might not need brand new tires, just a facelift for your current set. 

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Preferences and the Type of Snow Tire

In the winter, it can be tempting to think that a snow tire is a snow tire and one is as good as the next. However, the truth is that there is a difference between certain types of snow tires. You have choices when it comes to the tires. These are the studded and studless snow tires.

With the studded tires, you have metal studs that dig into the snow for traction. However, people are coming to prefer the studless tires. One of the reasons that people are moving away from studded snow tires is that they bring a lot…

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Safety in the Cold

There are a few different scenarios that could occur if you are stranded on the road in the winter months. You can make an emergency survival kit that includes many of the things that you might need while you're in your vehicle. Try to keep things in the kit for both getting unstuck from snow and things that can be used if you are already unstuck.

A snow shovel and a can of gas are good items to have so that you can dig out of the snow and get on the road again. You also need to have…

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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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Tips for Finding a Good Mechanic

As your car ages, you'll find yourself visiting a mechanic more often, so it pays to have one you can trust. Word of mouth is a good way to find the right mechanic for your needs but there are other ways to judge if the mechanic you've chosen is a good one.

Perhaps one of the best ways to ascertain if your mechanic is telling truth about the repairs you need is to be familiar with your car and how it functions. This can be as simple as reading a book on the subject or searching the internet…
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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

If you suspect that your tires are starting to wear out, you may want to check for a couple of common signs that indicate your suspicions are correct. This can include:
  • Low treads on one or more of your tires.
  • Cracks in the treads or on the sides of your tires.
  • Blistering on your tires.
  • Large bulge-like areas on any of your tires.
  • A vibration under your seat area.
  • A shaking feeling while you are driving your vehicle.
  • Your tires have not been replaced since owning the vehicle.
Buying a new set of tires for your vehicle is actually a…
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What voltage level is necessary to keep my battery effective?

Measuring your battery’s voltage level is just the start of the process of analyzing your battery’s effectiveness. You also need to understand that your battery is being drained every second your car is not recharging it. When your vehicle is turned off, you still have several digital programs running. Your clock is ticking away, your computer is still running, and several other devices and programs are running in idle, drawing power from the battery.

If your battery maintains voltage despite all this activity, that means your battery’s active ingredients that generate...

 

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