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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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Portable Chargers For Batteries

When you notice that your battery is dead, there are some steps to make it a little easier to charge it instead of waiting until you can get to Lion Country Kia for a new one. Your battery needs to be in good condition in order for it to be recharged. If it's not, then you're likely going to need to get one that's new.

A trickle charger is an option if you want a steady flow of electricity to go to your battery. This is an option to consider if you have some time to spend…

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Preparing Your Vehicle to Tow a Camper

When you decide to tow a camper, there a few things that you have to consider. The first is how well your car or truck will tow a trailer or camper. To figure out the towing capacity of your vehicle, you can look in the owner's manual to find the rating. However, you also want to calculate the total towing weight, which includes the camper and any addition things that you store inside of it for your trip.

A powerful hitch package can help your truck tow larger campers. You want to make sure that your truck has the…
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Safety Features: Backup Cameras


If you are upgrading your vehicle, you may notice that most of the new cars have backup cameras. At Lion Country Kia we love to show of new safety and technology features to our customers. If you are in the State College area, a backup camera is useful for parking and even quick trips to the grocery store.

What to Expect

Backup cameras display on a screen in your vehicle. The manufacturer will make the vehicle with it installed, or you can purchase one for your vehicle. 
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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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