Plan Ahead to Avoid Distractions

You might think you always pay attention, but if you've ever taken your eyes off the road, you're a distracted driver. That goes for taking your hands off the wheel and your mind off driving. Sterling Kia knows how easy it is to get distracted on the roads, so we have some info to help you stay safer.

Staying focused on driving starts before you get behind the wheel. Put any loose gear or possessions away so it's distracting as it rolls around while you're driving. Hearing that movement often temps a driver to try and…

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Plan Ahead to Avoid Distractions

You might think you always pay attention, but if you've ever taken your eyes off the road, you're a distracted driver. That goes for taking your hands off the wheel and your mind off driving. Sterling Kia knows how easy it is to get distracted on the roads, so we have some info to help you stay safer.

Staying focused on driving starts before you get behind the wheel. Put any loose gear or possessions away so it's distracting as it rolls around while you're driving. Hearing that movement often temps a driver to try and…

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Winter Tires Should be Swapped Out in Warmer Months

If you have recently invested in winter snow tires for your vehicle, this was a great decision. A winter tire is designed to keep your vehicle safe while you are on the road in snowy conditions, icy conditions, mixed precipitation, etc. What is important to think about is what type of tire you are going to use when the weather turns warmer outside.

You don't want to keep using your winter tires when it's warm outside. It is inevitable that you will wear down the tread of your tire before the next winter comes around. The rubber for…

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Winter Tires Should be Swapped Out in Warmer Months

If you have recently invested in winter snow tires for your vehicle, this was a great decision. A winter tire is designed to keep your vehicle safe while you are on the road in snowy conditions, icy conditions, mixed precipitation, etc. What is important to think about is what type of tire you are going to use when the weather turns warmer outside.

You don't want to keep using your winter tires when it's warm outside. It is inevitable that you will wear down the tread of your tire before the next winter comes around. The rubber for…

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Winter Survival Kits Can Save Lives

Here at Sterling Kia, we like to help our customers and other drivers find ways to stay safe during winter months. While the act of driving during winter is itself somewhat hazardous, driving during the cold months also presents many other dangers. That said, drivers who take the time to pack comprehensive winter survival kits can provide themselves with a little bit of homemade good luck.

Winter driving often results in loss of vehicular control. Practically speaking, this can mean that drivers leave roadways and end up getting stuck.  

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Winter Survival Kits Can Save Lives

Here at Sterling Kia, we like to help our customers and other drivers find ways to stay safe during winter months. While the act of driving during winter is itself somewhat hazardous, driving during the cold months also presents many other dangers. That said, drivers who take the time to pack comprehensive winter survival kits can provide themselves with a little bit of homemade good luck.

Winter driving often results in loss of vehicular control. Practically speaking, this can mean that drivers leave roadways and end up getting stuck.  

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How to Prevent Rodent Damage

You're driving down the road and your interior lights turn on for no reason. Your console pings with a warning about a tire puncture, and your stereo turns itself off. No, your car isn't haunted. Rodent damage to your engine can manifest in a lot of different ways, including oddities in your electrical systems.

The best way to deter rodents from nesting in your engine is to combat them right at the source where you park your car, but you can also take certain measures to make your vehicle less attractive. 

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The Process That Dims the Rearview Mirror

When it comes to the auto-dimming rear view mirrors, one thing that is very fascinating is how it works. When looking at the mirror, you are going to see a very effective process of how it brings in the needed effect for the driver to be able to continue driving safe.

There are two sensors and a microprocessor inside the auto dimming mirror. They work together in order to protect the driver from blinding light. Two sensors work with the microprocessor in the detection of the glare and then send a charge to the electrochromic gel. 

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What Happens When Oversteering or Understeering?

For those of you that have yet to experience them, there are certain things to look for when it comes to oversteering and understeering. The experience of these two can be explained to you so that you will be prepared for the experience and what you can do.

With oversteering, the front side of the vehicle has more of a grip than the backside of the vehicle. Therefore, you are prone to a spin if you are driving to a corner. The rear-wheel drive is going to be more likely to have oversteering because of the power being in the…

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Styling with the Hatchback

When asking people who prefer the hatchback why they prefer that type of vehicle, you are going to get plenty of different answers. However, there is one answer that is an interesting answer to us at Sterling Kia. This answer is that they choose the hatchback for the style of the vehicle.

The hatchback as a vehicle type is a bit more stylish than the typical sedan. This also goes to show that the aesthetics of a vehicle do not hurt it. This is also one of the reasons that manufacturers look for ways to bring about a better aesthetic…

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