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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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Safety Tips for Winter Driving

Safety Tips for Winter Driving

  Wintertime is the most dangerous time of the year to be on the road because of a whole bunch of bad weather conditions, including snow and the scariest of all, freezing rain. There are ways to navigate winter weather safely, though, so follow these tips to keep your car on the road in any conditions. Always drive slowly on bad roads, but don’t just drive slowly—do everything else slowly too. Give yourself enough room to coast to a stop…

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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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What Is Hypermiling?

What Is Hypermiling?

Every vehicle that hits the market comes with EPA-estimated fuel economy numbers. Most people will expect to meet—or at least come close to—these estimates. And yet for others, they accept these numbers only as a challenge to be bested. These people are hypermilers. What is hypermiling? According to CleanMpg.com, it is “a variety of techniques to improve a vehicle’s fuel economy.” These techniques include: No Idle EPA tests include idling. Therefore, if you can avoid idling, this will help you…

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