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How to Use a Roof Rack

When you use a roof rack, its cargo may be exposed to high speeds, wet weather, and flying debris. Here are three rules for keeping your belongings, not to mention your back and neck, safe from harm.

  • Read the instructions before getting started.
  • Don't work alone; ask for help.
  • Attach the carrier to the roof of your vehicle first, then load it in situ.
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Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Explained

Many a driver has had the unpleasant experience of another vehicle trailing close behind with their headlights glaring in your rearview mirror. The bright light creates a blinding effect. However, after the vehicle passes or slows down, your vision is left with a blind spot.

The blinding or Troxler Effect has been shown to slow a driver's reaction time by more than one second.

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The Link Between Transmission Type and Stability

Here at Redding Kia, we like to help our drivers maintain the highest levels of safety and stability. As it turns out, the type of transmission that a vehicle has can have a lot to do with how stable it is. Some of the commonly found transmissions include front-wheel-drive, rear wheel drive, and all-wheel-drive.

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Get Your Timing Belt Checked Out at Redding Kia

Our team here in Redding understands the importance of keeping up on the maintenance of your vehicle. We want you to be informed so that you can stay on top of repairs before they can get out of hand.

Just what is the timing belt? It plays an important role in synchronizing your vehicle's crankshaft and camshaft to get the engine running.

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Mechanical Design of the Modern Hatchback

A hatchback typically has a compact body and an efficient powertrain. Having four doors and a liftgate, this versatile car is available for lease and sale at Redding Kia. As you browse the dealer's inventory in Redding, CA, you'll have plenty of options in terms of design and performance.

A sporty hatchback is engineered to accelerate quickly on the highway.

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Drive Safely with Bright Headlights

You depend on your headlights when you have low visibility. Dim headlights are a safety hazard. Other drivers might not see your car when you are driving at night, and you may have difficulty seeing obstructions in the road.

Your vehicle's headlights should shine brightly at night and on cloudy days. The headlights should be inspected by a professional automotive technician on a regular basis. 

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Knowing Your Brakes So That You Can Take Care of Them

One of the most thought about parts of the vehicles are the brakes. However, the average person has only a general idea on how brakes work. The truth is that there is a lot that goes into the workings of brakes on a vehicle. Understanding them can help you keep them working well.

One thing to know is that some vehicles have disk brakes. 

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Keep Your Dog from Getting Hurt by Possible Accidents

One thing that is almost inevitable for drivers is being in a collision. Collisions are a danger not only to people but to dogs as well. There are certain areas in a vehicle where a pet is not safe.

One of the places where the pet is the least safe is in the front passenger seat. 

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Know How to Avoid Hydroplaning

There are different driving situations that you will find yourself in where you will need to use your knowledge to proceed with caution and stay on the road. Redding Kia wants you to know how to avoid hydroplaning when water has collected on the road's surface.

It can be helpful for you to reduce your overall speed when you are driving in rainy condition...

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What is the Purpose of Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is an important part of your car's braking system. It lies in the brake lines and should be changed on a regular basis because moisture can cause it to degrade over time. Moreover, you should also be sure that your vehicle has an adequate amount of brake fluid because you won't be able to stop your vehicle (when you apply the brakes) if you don't have enough brake fluid in your brake lines. Read further to learn more about the importance of brake fluid.

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