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How to Proceed After a Vehicle Collision

Even the best driver can be involved in a car crash because they can't control everything around them. If that happens, remain calm and get off the road, if you're uninjured and able to move. Here are a few more suggestions for what to do if you're in a car accident.

Once you're safely off the street, contact police. They should come to the scene, but in a few cases law enforcement may not respond to very minor accidents with no injuries. You can file a report at the police station, if that happens.  

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Keep Yourself and Your Car Safe from the Sun's Glare

Visibility can become compromised when driving. A common reason for visibility issues is driving into the sun. The glare from the sunrise and sunset can make it difficult to see the traffic ahead. It's a real driving hazard that you need to take seriously. We, here at Spradley Kia, want to keep you safe.

Protect your eyesight from the glare of the sun. As soon as you notice the sun's glare, pop down your sun visor. It helps to deflect the direct rays. Also, if you have a pair of polarized sunglasses, put them on.  

 

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Android Keeps Eyes on the Road

Android Auto is a widely used driving app that lets drivers use voice and steering-mounted buttons to control telephone calls, music, GPS directions, and other onboard systems. Drivers can connect Android Auto to their phones and use voice commands to select a playlist and set the volume for comfortable listening.

Most drivers know the importance of keeping eyes and attention focused on the road and driving conditions. The Android Auto app can help by making the voice control some of the common electronic features in late model vehicles.  

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What to Know About Move Over Laws

At Spradley Kia, we want you to know as much as possible about safely operating a motor vehicle. If you are driving and see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road, it is generally a good idea to move over. In fact, the law may require you to do so.

This is designed to protect police, firefighters or others who may respond to an emergency situation. They may have to get out of their vehicles while on a highway or other busy road. Therefore, moving over can prevent a collision between your vehicle and a vulnerable individual. 

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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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