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Get Your Car Clean Fast

Lion Country Kia knows that you want to keep your vehicle in nice shape. Unfortunately, many don't always have the time to give the car the thorough cleaning that it really needs. When you are pressed for time, there are some quick ways that you can make your car clean and nice.

On the inside, pick up all of the loose objects that you can. Throw out bottles and cans. Pick up and throw away loose papers. Make sure to dump out the coin tray and any of the car's side pocket storage areas. You can take out…
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The Value of Buying a Used Car

You receive great value by choosing a used vehicle from Lion Country Kia. Let's highlight aspects of that value now.

Our pre-owned inventory in State College increases your car budget's buying power. No matter the amount your budget holds, you will access a wider selection of models and features by spending it in the pre-owned vehicle marketplace. Depreciation provides this access. Wear and time cause new autos to quickly lose value. If the classic new-car smell means little to you, then you should opt for a pre-owned model. 

 

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Understanding Vehicle Safety Ratings

Two entities are in charge of testing and relaying vehicle safety ratings to the public. The U.S. government is in charge of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), while a private non-profit is in charge of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Each entity conducts its own series of tests.

The NHTSA has a rating system based on one through five stars, with five being the best rating. It tests the result of side impacts, head-on collisions at 35 miles per hour and the effects of a rollover. The IIHS rates vehicles through five...

 

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How Should You Clean Your Tires?


Keeping your car cleaned is just one way to extend its usable life. What many people fail to realize is that it is equally important to also wash your wheels and tires to ensure a buildup of dirt and grime don't eat away at them. That is why our team of maintenance experts at Lion Country Kia located right here in State College want to make sure you know a few tips about washing your wheels.

First, it is important to remember that you should always fully wash one wheel at a time instead of washing all four at…
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Keep Safe While Driving by Avoiding Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is the cause of serious and even fatal accident every year. Hydroplaning is caused when a car's tires lose their grip on a wet roadway. Tires end up slipping and skidding when hydroplaning. There are a number of strategies you need to employ as a means of lessening the odds of hydroplaning.

Keep your tires inflated all the time at a proper pressure. Rotate tires as recommended. Replace worn tires in a timely manner. These are all important elements of lowering the odds of hydroplaning.

Other tactics to employ to prevent hydroplaning include lowering speed when facing inclement…
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Don't Drive On Winter Tires In The Summer


Some people don't use all-season tires. They put a separate set of tires on their vehicles in the summer and winter. Some try to drive on their set of winter tires all year long. There are a couple of reasons why this isn't a good idea.

Winter tires are specifically designed to grip the road better in cold and wet conditions. In the summer, the hot and dry roads tend to cause winter tires to wear down quicker than summer tires. If you use winter tires in the summer, they won't last as long as they should…
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Tips on Preventing a Tire Blowout


A tire blowout often hits you unexpectedly. You probably will not have much fun trying to change a tire on the side of the road. To help prevent these unexpected yet preventable blowouts from occurring, here are some things to look for to keep your tires and your car up and running.

One of the most common reasons for blowouts is underinflated tires. If you are driving around on tires with low air pressure, it will not be long before one of your tires fail. Check your tire pressure every few weeks, especially if you live in colder climates. Tires…
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Plan a Road Trip for Less

Going on a road trip can be one of the most exciting ways to see the country. At Lion Country Kia, we want to make sure you make the most of your time on the road. With a few tips, you can take a trip for less.

Start off by planning out your money. Your budget needs to include everything from gas money to lodging. You don’t want to leave out money for the various sightseeing that’s going to happen along the way, too. You can save quite a bit of money by packing some of your own…
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Making Sure Your Vehicle is Fully Functioning Before Driving in the Rain

Driving in the rain is probably a lot more dangerous and risky than you think. There are a lot of things that you are going to have to do differently on a rainy road. However, safety starts before you get on the road. You are also going to have to check your vehicle so that it can remain safe.

While how you drive is a large factor in your safety, other drivers are also a factor. For one thing, it is important for a driver to be able to see everything so that he can avoid crashing. Therefore, you should…

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Preventing Motion Sickness by Finding The Best Seat

Motion sickness is common whether you're traveling several miles or a short distance in State College. It can also occur while riding in any vehicle aside from a car. If at all possible, drive the vehicle that you're in so that you're in control of the speed and the motion. Many drivers experience less motion sickness episodes than those who are passengers.

Avoid consuming everything from food to alcohol before traveling. If there's anything in your stomach while you're traveling...

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