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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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The Secret to Choosing Your Teen's First Car

Although you might have hoped this day never arrived, it is here. Your teen is ready to drive and you are terrified about picking the wrong vehicle. Here are some tips for making the right buying decision.

The bigger the vehicle, the heavier the car, the more likely your teen will be safe. with more metal instead of plastic around your teen, they are more likely to walk away from a fender bender. 

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Choosing Between Refinancing vs. Trading in Your Car

The crew at Spradley Kia wanted our audience to be informed when making their next vehicle purchase. These are the differences between refinancing or trading in your vehicle.

When you consider refinancing, you'll enjoy that lower interest rate which means you get a lower car payment too. The only thing you'll need to consider is that this option doesn't make sense is the vehicle you are trading in has no resale value because it is too old. 

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What is Causing the Tire Pressure to Drop in the Car Tires?

The crew at Spradley Kia wanted to give you an idea what is causing the pressure to drop in your vehicle's tires.

It might come as a surprise to many drivers how air is naturally escaping from your car tires at a pound of pressure a month. Now add into that mix a drop in the temps by ten degrees could also cause a drop by another pound. These are both natural occurrences. 

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Kick Off the School Year by Scheduling Your Vehicle Services

The summer is officially over! Yes, that means the back-to-school season is upon us! Although some people in your household are happy about it and some others are not so happy, there's simply no turning back the hands of time!

Have you scheduled your back-to-school vehicle service? Now is a great time to get those services completed before the busy time begins! In order to start the year off right, it's important to have an oil change, a tire rotation, and a brake inspection. Additionally, you should have all of your vehicle fluid levels checked. 

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Why You May Want to Consider a Backup Camera for Your Car

When used properly, the backup camera can be an effective tool to avoid accidents. It uses the screen in the car's dash to let you see what is behind your vehicle. In some vehicles, cameras are mounted on all sides of the car to provide a 360 degree view.

One study found that 57 percent of drivers avoided running over items placed behind their vehicles without their knowledge. While these types of tools used to be standard only in luxury models, they are becoming increasingly common in lower trim levels as well. You also have the choice to buy…

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