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The Most Efficient Cars to Drive for Uber or Lyft

Driving for a ride-sharing app like Uber or Lyft isn't easy. Not only do you have to put in hours driving people around, but you also have to choose the right car to drive in the first place. Especially in State College, having the right car for your ride-sharing job will allow you to pick up the most passengers and get the best reviews!

If you're planning on driving for a full-time living, we recommend that you invest in a car that gives you good mileage for your money. This is why buying a fuel-efficient model is essential…

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How Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work

The latest vehicles come with a lot of new safety features, such as driver assistance sensors. These sensors can go everywhere, such as on the outside of the vehicle or even in the rearview mirror. In this case, auto-dimming has been able to save the lives of many drivers who experience the "Troxler Effect." Before auto-dimming mirrors were invented, many people had to adjust their mirrors for driving at night to avoid glare.

Did you know that those who experience the Troxler Effect had temporary blindness lasting up to 2 seconds or more? 

 

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The Disadvantage of Winter Tires To All-Season Tires

When considering whether to buy winter tires or not, you have to think about all of the advantages and disadvantages of winter tires. If you live in a snowy area, then you are definitely going to benefit from winter tires. Otherwise, you may want to stick with all-season tires.

One of the reasons that winter tires are so effective on snow and ice is that it has flexible rubber grips the road well compared to the all-season tires. While they are good for keeping the vehicle under control for the winter, they will wear out quickly when the spring comes…

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The Difference Between Oversteer And Understeer

Each manufacturer configures their vehicles differently, and these differences can be apparent in basic functions like steering the car. Understanding the difference between oversteering and understeering can help you when it comes time to explain how your car functions to a mechanic.

Oversteering is quite similar to how it sounds; when steering a car into a corner, turning too sharply beyond what the driver intended. Understeering is the opposite. As the driver turns the steering wheel, the vehicle turns less than it should...

 

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Tips for Driving in the Winter

Driving in the winter can present many challenges for drivers. If you live in an area where there is typically snow on the road, you will want to be extra careful while driving to ensure the safety of yourself and any passengers that are traveling with you.

When you are driving in the snow, you will want to accelerate and decelerate very slowly. By applying the gas slowly, you will be able to regain traction and ultimately avoid skidding. You should also take time to slow down for a stoplight since it takes longer to slow down on icy roads…

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Extra Vehicle Prep is Needed for Extreme Winters and Cold

Expert vehicle repair technicians, like those at Lion Country Kia, are always asked about the best ways to ready a vehicle for harsh winter conditions. The most important things to consider are fuel systems and sensitive vehicle body issues.

Whenever cold weather starts, you should take measures to make sure your vehicle can start and operate safely. When temperatures near the freezing mark, be sure to add a quality fuel line antifreeze before a gas fill-up. This will ensure that your fuel pump doesn’t overwork.  

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How Does Your Alternator Help Your Car To Function?

Here at Lion Country Kia, we believe that our dedication to customer service should continue even after our customers drive off of our lot. As such, we want to help our customers get the most out of their vehicles by learning more about them.

In particular, we think that drivers should be aware of how important your alternator is to your vehicle. When running smoothly, the alternator generates power for the electrical components in your car and keeps your battery charged up. Indeed, without the alternator, your battery would die very quickly.

 

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Understanding Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

Motor oil viscosity ratings can seem confusing. The numbers and letters have a very specific significance, and understanding what they mean will make you a better informed car owner.

The speed a motor oil flows at is known as its viscosity. If you've looked at the label on a container of oil, you might have seen a rating like 10w-30. This is its viscosity rating; the number in front of the ""w"" lets you know how fast it flows in cold temperatures. The second number indicates how quickly it flows when it has been in a warm engine. In…

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How to Get the Best Fuel Economy

Did you know that if your vehicle is not running in tiptop shape, it can negatively affect your fuel economy? Many drivers are unaware of that fact. At Lion Country Kia, we want to keep you as informed and knowledgeable as possible on all aspects of car ownership and maintenance, and that includes offer fuel economy tips.

Even with a well-maintained vehicle, there are still things you can do to improve fuel economy.

• Drive responsibly and within the speed limit.
• Use cruise control when possible.
• Use good tires that are properly inflated.
• Avoid letting engine run unnecessarily in cold...

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Your Car Needs Clean Air

You need fresh and clean air in order to stay healthy, and so does your vehicle. Your car is equipped with engine and cabin air filters that are designed to filter out dirt and debris in the air. The engine air filter keeps this dirt out of the engine, and cabin filters keep this dirty air from getting in your lungs.

Your engine and cabin air filters need to be changed on a regular basis. One sign of a dirty engine air filter is reduced acceleration when you step on the gas. You will notice a reduction in the cabin…
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