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Kia Soul and Forte Voted Two of the Best Cars for Teens

Kia Soul and Forte Voted Two of the Best Cars for Teens

U.S. News & World Report recently released a list of the best new and used vehicles for teens in 2019. The 2020 Kia Soul and the 2019 Kia Forte both made that list, showing that the Kia Soul and Forte are reliable and safe vehicles for inexperienced drivers. The 2020 Kia Soul earned the title of Best New SUV for Teens $25k to $30k. The subcompact SUV has an array of safety features, such as the standard rearview camera, available…

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Bad Driving Habits and How to Correct Them

Bad Driving Habits and How to Correct Them

We all have bad habits behind the wheel, and we at Gossett Kia South have created a list of bad driving habits to correct. For example, speeding is something a majority of drivers admit to, yet it can significantly reduce your gas mileage and increase the risk of a collision. Second, never use your cell phone while driving. For many, this is easier said than done. Cell phones have been shown to cause distracted driving, which significantly increases the risk…

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Thanksgiving Travel Tips for Your Family

Thanksgiving Travel Tips for Your Family

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year, so whether you’re flying or driving to your destination, you’re probably going to encounter some mishaps and a whole lot of angry people. Follow these Thanksgiving travel tips to reduce your holiday stress as much as possible. First of all, it’s important to do whatever you can to stay calm and understand that everyone is in the same position as you. Especially if you’re driving, getting mad at traffic doesn’t…

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What Does a Car’s Torque Mean?

What Does a Car’s Torque Mean?

Drivers generally know that horsepower determines how fast a car can go, but it isn’t the only determining factor when it comes to performance. Those who take the time to check out the specifications may find themselves asking “What does a car’s torque mean?” That’s a good question, and it turns out that torque is just as important as horsepower when it comes to power. Here’s a quick explanation of what torque does in a car. At its very essence,…

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Pay Attention to Your Vehicle Warning Indicator System!

Pay Attention to Your Vehicle Warning Indicator System!

Your vehicle is equipped with a Vehicle Warning Indicator system. This is a technical term for all those little icons that light up in your dash. A few common indicators you should know are: Check Engine This could mean a routine maintenance task is needed. It may also mean that a sudden engine issue has arisen. When you see this light, get your vehicle in for an inspection immediately! Coolant Temp See a thermometer icon light up? You will probably…

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Dashboard Warning Lights: What Do They Mean?

Dashboard Warning Lights: What Do They Mean?

When a dashboard warning light comes on, this is a signal from your car to let you know that something might be wrong. While this can be frustrating or nerve-wracking for some drivers, it is important to know what to do depending on the specific warning light you see. While some warning lights may be dangerous, others simply let you know when there is a minor problem. According to AutoZone, many lights are divided into three categories based on color….

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To Avoid Burns, Don’t Forget to Wear Sunscreen in the Car

To Avoid Burns, Don’t Forget to Wear Sunscreen in the Car

Everyone knows to wear sunscreen during a long day at the beach, but should you wear sunscreen in the car? If your skin is going to be exposed by the sun’s UV rays for any amount of time, it’s always a good idea to stay protected. And unfortunately, most vehicles do not provide the protection necessary. While windshields themselves are actually quite good at blocking UV rays–impeding about 100% of UVB rays and 98% of UVA rays–side and rearview windows…

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How to Deal with Road Rage

How to Deal with Road Rage

We’ve all experienced those brief moments of anger at somebody else’s bad driving, or experienced anger targeted at us. But it’s important to keep our road rage in check to avoid unnecessary accidents. How to Deal with Your Own Road Rage: If you get angry at someone else’s driving, deal with road rage by first recognizing that you’re getting angry. Take some deep breaths to try to calm down; if that doesn’t work, pull over. It might be best to…

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Debunking Traffic Ticket Myths

Debunking Traffic Ticket Myths

Debunking the many traffic ticket myths you have heard over the years could very well mean the difference between getting a $250 fine and being let off with a mere warning. Never ask to see the radar! There is a certain myth that says you have a right to see the radar gun when pulled over for speeding. Not only is this completely untrue, asking to see it may even aggravate the officer. You must pay a ticket issued in…

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Before You Get Stuck, Check Out These Tips for Driving in the Snow!

Before You Get Stuck, Check Out These Tips for Driving in the Snow!

When the snowy weather starts to pick up, it’s easy to assume you can avoid driving when there’s precipitation on the road. But what if you leave when the roads are clear, and quickly find yourself in the midst of a downfall? Here are some tips for driving in the snow to help you out: Slow down immediately. Some of the most dangerous, icy conditions occur right as the snowfall begins–especially if black ice begins to form on the road….

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