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Clean Your Tires With Care to Protect Their Quality

Tires a very important part of your vehicle that are often overlooked. If you think about it, your tires are what provide you with a good grip on the road. You rely on your tires to get you safely from point A to point B, in a variety of different weather conditions. You should clean and care for your tires just like you would the rest of your car. This can include:

Use cleaning products that are designed for tires. This will removed caked on mud, road salt and other debris. Make sure you rinse your tires completely and let…

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Controlling Odors Will Result in a Fresher and Healthier Vehicle

If you're driving to work one day and notice that your vehicle isn't smelling as fresh and new as it once did, you may want to take a moment to assess the interior of your vehicle. You might be someone who lets clutter build up. There could be something else going on that needs your attention. Here are some tips you can use to control odors in your vehicle:

Figure out where the smell is coming from. If you have a lot of garbage, food wrappers and clutter laying around, this is likely the culprit. Choose a product…

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Keeping Your Car Safe From Rats and Mice

At Turner Kia, we want you to drive a vehicle that works whenever you need it to. To help accomplish that goal, it may be necessary to take steps to guard against rodent damage. Rats and mice have been known to chew through wires and build nests inside of engines.

The good news is that there are steps you can take to stop this type of damage from occurring. One tip is to use electrical tape that is coated with an especially spicy substance. While it doesn't look or smell any different to people, it will taste like a…

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Learn How to Make a Winter Survival Kit Easily

Our team at Turner Kia wanted to make certain local motorists are protected when driving on the roads this winter. Here's some tips on how to create a winter survival kit easily that can stay in your trunk all season.

One winter survival kit essential is non-perishable food. A jar of peanut butter, some crackers, raisins, cookies, or granola bars, will help to keep hunger at bay while you try to stay warm until help arrives.  

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How do Extreme Heat and Cold Affect Car Battery Performance?

Don't ignore the effects of extreme temperatures on car battery performance. We at Turner Kia are proud to help you keep your battery in great shape. Because your battery's operation is dependent on a chemical reaction, the outside temperature plays a crucial role in its performance. The preferred operating temperature for car batteries is 80° F (26.7° C); anything significantly above or below that may lead to issues.

  • Higher temperatures cause corrosion within cells, reducing a battery's lifespan. 
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Choose the Right Tires for Winter

Our team here at Turner Kia understands the importance of making sure that your vehicle is ready when winter weather hits. But which tires do you choose? It all depends on the type of vehicle and which style you need.

Performance snow tires are designed for winter driving in areas with less snow. Performance tires can give you a set of tires that can handle colder temperatures while also providing traction when traversing snow-covered roads. 

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Crossovers - The Best of Both Worlds

Drivers who want something more than a car but not quite as big as an SUV often find a crossover to be a good fit. Crossovers offer the comfort and smooth ride of a car with the spacious interior and performance of an SUV. The experts at Turner Kia can help you make an informed decision by answering any concerns you may have about crossovers and if they’re the right choice for you.

Many crossover owners feel that they have the best of both worlds. Crossovers are much more customizable than SUVs, so drivers can pick and choose the…

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Enjoy Your Infotainment With Different Options

One of the best things we see about the infotainment system at Turner Kia is that you have a lot of options on how you can enjoy it. One of the options you have with infotainment systems is selecting your favorite operating system. If you connect your Android device to your car, you get to experience Android Auto, for example.

Another option is the type of entertainment you get to enjoy. This could include streaming sites for music and video. The best part is if you want to listen to music, you can get the full dynamics of the music…

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Learn How to Share the Road with Bicycles

Cars and bikes often share the roads and streets. Bicycles must obey traffic rules and operate with extra visibility at night. Drivers should look for bicycles and anticipate them in bike lanes. The extra care must continue with parking and opening car doors on the traffic side.

Drivers know that bicycles can appear suddenly and in unexpected locations. When driving near bikes, drivers should give them the right of way and not follow too closely. Drivers must use care, keep below the speed limits, and watch for bikes, especially when making turns and changing lanes. 

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What Causes Motion Sickness?

Motion sickness is a common issue that people experience when they're on the road. While it can ruin road trips, it is treatable. By understanding what causes motion sickness, you can take the steps to control it.

Motion sickness is caused by your inner ear, eyes, and brain. It happens when one part of your body senses motion but the other doesn't. On the road, your inner ear may feel the motions of the road while your eyes only see a stationary cabin interior. Essentially, your brain thinks you're in trouble and will try to save you…

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