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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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Touch Up Paint Tips

Saving the paint jobs of vehicles: touch up paint simplified. When scratches inevitably happen, it’s very important to deal with them right away. Not unlike failing to disinfect an injury, they can become far worse given enough time, resulting in paint peeling, rust, you name it. Sadly, a lot of people neglect to repair scratches, thinking that they are very difficult to do something about. Truth is, touch up paint is very easy to apply. Here’s what you do: 

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Get Your Car Ready for the Back-to-School with Scheduled Maintenance

It's time for back-to-school and that means it's time for making sure your car is back-to-school ready! Have you had your engine oil changed? How about your tires rotated? We know that the school year can get busy, and it's better to be proactive! You want to schedule those essential maintenance items and get the school year off to a great start.

Additionally, it's very important to have a brake inspection completed. With the school season, there will be more children walking throughout town, as well as more vehicles on the road during the morning and…

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Motor Oil Myths That You Should Be Aware Of

There are many misconceptions about motor oil. At Turner Kia in Harrisburg, we want you to be informed about motor oil myths to help you keep your vehicle in optimal condition. Here are a few motor oil myths that you should know about.

Many vehicle owners feel that they need to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles, but this isn't always the case. While there are some manufacturers that suggest an oil change every 3,000 miles, there are some that recommend an oil change every 7,000 miles. Another myth surrounding motor oil is that it…

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Avoiding a Tire Blowout When the Tire Pressure Lights in the Car Stay On

Don't ignore the tire pressure indicator lights in your vehicle, they could indicate something is wrong with the tires.

One of the things that may trigger the tire pressure lights is something to not be too concerned with. Air is naturally escaping from the tires at a rate of a pound a month, so just be aware. Also, if the temperature drops ten degrees, the tires lose a pound of pressure, just so you are aware.

Things to be concerned with can range from bulges or cracks in the tire tread, or an obstruction in the tire you can…
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Do You Know What's in a Vehicle History Report?

After a lot of searching, you have finally found the car you are looking for. Now all you need is some background information before making your purchase. This is where the importance of a vehicle history report comes into play.

A VHR can give you a wide array of information on the car you are interested in purchasing. What information does it give? That depends on what type you want. A free vehicle history report includes basic information such as ownership, while a paid subscription includes a value calculator, title history, and os much more. 

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The Mechanics of a Backup Camera

A backup camera, also known as a reversing camera, is a safety feature that is becoming more commonplace on automobiles all the time. Indeed, when it comes to some automakers, a backup camera is a standard feature.

A backup camera provides a driver with a wide angle view of what is behind a car when it is placed in reverse. The video is transmitted to a screen on the front dashboard of an auto. 

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What are Infotainment Systems?

Infotainment systems were created to sync up with your smartphone, display GPS navigation, let you scroll through music channels, and access vehicle settings. However, today’s infotainment systems are a heck of a lot smarter and offer way more command control. You can now do almost anything from the driver’s seat hands-free with the way that infotainment systems can sync up with your smartphone. For example, many cars have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which lets you sync up your car to the apps on your phone. You can use your car’s touch screen just as you would…

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The Science of Car Wax

Waxing a car can improve its overall appearance and keep the surface protected from water, UV rays, and other things that could damage it. Choosing the right wax for your car can put a protective layer on the clear coat, making it more hydrophobic and easier to wash.

Wax can be made of either natural or synthetic sources. The leaves of the carnauba plant can be mixed with oils and solvents can create a wax that is easy to spread and highly functional. Waxes can also be made of silicones. 

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