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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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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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