How to Select the Right First Car for Your Teen

You and your teen might be at odds about what constitutes the perfect first car. While they might want something with quick acceleration, the best car for new drivers tends to be the slower and more solidly built cars like SUVs or pickup trucks. Not only are these vehicles built to withstand a fender-bender with ease, but they also possess many safety features perfect for first-time drivers.

Electronic stability control is one feature that can assist new drivers in particular.  

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How to Select the Right First Car for Your Teen

You and your teen might be at odds about what constitutes the perfect first car. While they might want something with quick acceleration, the best car for new drivers tends to be the slower and more solidly built cars like SUVs or pickup trucks. Not only are these vehicles built to withstand a fender-bender with ease, but they also possess many safety features perfect for first-time drivers.

Electronic stability control is one feature that can assist new drivers in particular.  

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The Perks of Regular Car Washes

Did you know that you should be washing your car regularly? At Sterling Kia, we want to make sure you’re taking good care of your vehicle. Getting dirt off of it will help you in a number of ways.

First, you’re going to have more pride in your car when it’s clean. You can keep the clearcoat from getting damaged. It will look good for years to come and help you to hold the value. Plus, you’re more likely to drive carefully because of not wanting anything to happen to it. 

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The Perks of Regular Car Washes

Did you know that you should be washing your car regularly? At Sterling Kia, we want to make sure you’re taking good care of your vehicle. Getting dirt off of it will help you in a number of ways.

First, you’re going to have more pride in your car when it’s clean. You can keep the clearcoat from getting damaged. It will look good for years to come and help you to hold the value. Plus, you’re more likely to drive carefully because of not wanting anything to happen to it. 

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Quick and Easy Car Care Tips

Sunny days make people want to go places, but nothing ruins a road trip like car trouble. Sterling Kia has some spring car care tips to help you avoid car trouble.

Change your oil and the filter, if needed. Check the tires to make sure the tread is still good and they have enough air, and make sure all your lights are working. Make sure your wiper blades are in good condition, and fill up the washer solvent so you have plenty on hand to wipe away dust and bugs that hit the windshield. 

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Quick and Easy Car Care Tips

Sunny days make people want to go places, but nothing ruins a road trip like car trouble. Sterling Kia has some spring car care tips to help you avoid car trouble.

Change your oil and the filter, if needed. Check the tires to make sure the tread is still good and they have enough air, and make sure all your lights are working. Make sure your wiper blades are in good condition, and fill up the washer solvent so you have plenty on hand to wipe away dust and bugs that hit the windshield. 

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Keeping on Top Of Your Tires for Fuel Economy

Given how rough a ride can be with under inflated tires, the tire pressure is very important to the fuel economy of the vehicle. However, just because a tire may seem like it is at the right pressure to the naked eye does not mean that it is at the recommended pressure. This is why it is important to check the air levels of the tire.

Given the benefit of properly inflated tires on fuel economy, one thing that is important to know is that the fuel economy reduces with each reduction of PSI on the tire. Therefore, you could…

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Steps to Take if You're in an Accident

Even the best drivers can have an accident. Preparing for the worst while hoping for the best is a good way to ensure that you'll be able to do the right things when the time comes and you are having trouble thinking clearly.

Ensuring everyone involved is all right should be your paramount priority. If you have a first aid kit, administer bandages and call emergency services if the injuries seem severe. If you can move the vehicles a safe distance from oncoming traffic, do so as soon as possible, and set up a warning for motorists using flares…

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Android Auto History

When the advent of smartphones reached consumers, the craving to answer texts and calls while driving was overwhelming. Accidents ensued, up to and including deaths, because drivers were not paying attention to the road. Communities, states and the federal government began issuing laws regulating the use of smartphones while driving.

Google resolved the issue in 2015 by developing “Android Auto.” Soon cars manufacturers installed Android Auto into their systems. Hyundai, Kia, and Chevrolet were the first to adopt the new technology that allowed drivers to communicate hands-free.  

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What You Need to Know About Move Over Laws

Did you know that all 50 states have Move Over Laws, which require vehicles to slow down or switch lanes when passing a stopped emergency vehicle? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. While many people aren’t exactly sure how the Move Over Law works, others have never heard of it. At Sterling Kia, we want to keep you informed so pay us a visit and get the information you need to be a safe and lawful driver.

The Move Over Law requires that you either switch to another lane if possible or slow down any time you…

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