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Tips You Can Use for Cleaning Your Vehicle's Tires

If you have had the same set of tires for a few years now, the original black color of them may have worn off a bit by now. You don't have to rush out to the store to invest in new tires, but a few products can help bring your tires back up to their original look. You'll want to make sure that you invest in products that are designed for your tires only. Auto body soap and wax weren't designed for the rubber of your tires. 

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Revive a Dead Battery With a Jump Start

When you want to revive a car with a dead battery, it's time for a jump start. This is an easy process, as long as you understand how to connect the jumper cables. Get both vehicles as close together as possible, preferably nose to nose.

Each battery has a black and red terminal. The jumper cables are black and red with a clamp on each end. Connect the black clamp to the black terminal on the good battery and do the same with the red one.  

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Prevent Rodent Damage With These Simple Tips.

Rodents can be very annoying visitors. They can make a home in just about any space. This includes your vehicle. If you've made the investment of a vehicle, you should take the steps necessary to prevent rodents from getting inside. This includes:

  • Not eating inside your vehicle. If you do have a snack while in your vehicle, make sure that you get rid of all the wrappers and don't leave crumbs behind.
  • Utilize products that are designed to repel rodents. This includes engine compartment mesh coverings and rodent-repelling tape. 
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The Workings of an Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror

As new forms of technology are developed in motor vehicles, there are some innovations that may not be as expected as others. One of the advancements in technology that has come with the newer vehicles is the auto-dimming rear view mirror. The way it works is very convenient as well as interesting.

In order to find out how this feature works, it is important to find out why it is important. One thing that you have to think about is how blinding it would be to drive around with someone's headlights flashing through the mirror and blinding you. 

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How to Pack a Winter Survival Kit for Your Car

When thinking about a winter survival kit for your car, you are probably wondering what you should carry for your survival kit. Fortunately, you are not going to need everything that is suggested for your car in the winter survival kit. There are factors that come into play when it comes to the winter kit.

For the winter survival kit, one of the factors is the part of the country you live in. While it is suggested that you use an ice scraper and snow shuffle for your survival kit, this is only necessary for places where it snows. If…

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Things That Can Cause a Skid

While skids can happen to any driver, there are ways to prevent a skid. One of the things that you can do is learn about the different factors that can cause a skid. That way, you can make sure that you are able to avoid the skid when you are driving.

The main factor that can cause a skid is that there is not enough friction between the tire and the road. Among the factors that can reduce the amount of friction in the vehicle is if you stop suddenly. Another thing that can cause a skid is entering a…

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Choose Winter Tires for Your Safety in the Colder Months

During the winter months, you will want to make sure that you have a great set of winter/snow tires that will provide optimal performance. This is necessary to ensure your safety while driving in the winter. These tires are designed to help you drive more efficiently in harsh weather conditions.

If you live in an area where harsh weather conditions exist, studless ice and snow tires are an ideal option for you. This type of tire is designed as a friendlier alternative to studded solutions. These tires will make you feel like you are driving in the rain rather…

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Use These Driving Tips to Stay Safe in the Winter

When you live in an area that gets plenty of snow and ice during the winter, it is necessary to prepare your vehicle. Here at Spradley Kia, it is important to us to help our customers stay safe during extreme weather. Before the winter sets in, it is helpful to get your vehicle serviced, which will ensure that you don't have any worn hoses, leaks, or parts that need repairs.

Be sure that your vehicle's windows are free of snow, ice, and dirt before you depart. When it snows, it can be helpful to practice driving on snow-covered…

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Safety for Auto Drivers and Bicyclists

With so many people out on bicycles today, it’s more important than ever to exercise safety on the road. We at Spradley Kia want to see everyone safe out on the roads and reaching their destinations safely, so we have some great tips to ensure the safety of everyone.

Bicycle tips:

  • Follow traffic lights and use reflectors after dark.
  • Allow extra room for changing lanes and always signal.
  • Wear a helmet and be respectful of all drivers.

Automobile tips: 

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Tips for Comparing Full-Size vs. Compact Spare Tires

Do you know what type of spare tire is in your trunk in the event you need to replace a flat tire on the road? Our technicians in our service department at Spradley Kia want to share some important information with you about the difference between a compact spare and a full-size spare tire.

A compact spare doesn't require as much storage space in the trunk as a full-size spare. It's lightweight, making it easy to handle when fixing a flat. But be aware that a compact spare is only meant for temporary driving until you get to…

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