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A Blind Spot Monitor: How Does it Work and What Does it Offer?

At Redding Kia, we strive to help our Redding, CA customers get the most out of the features that come with their vehicles. Many newer vehicles come equipped with advanced safety features, which include a blind spot monitor. If your vehicle has a blind spot monitor, understanding how it works can help you get the most out of it.

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Search for Your Next Used Vehicle at Redding Kia in Redding, CA

There’s more to picking out a used vehicle than simply seeing one that you like and driving it off the lot. Below are several things that you should consider when choosing a used car for yourself or a family member.

Having a set price and a few specific vehicle models or styles in mind before you begin looking around definitely makes the selection process a little easier. 

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Should You Get an All-Weather Rubber Mat or a Carpet Mat for Your Car?

At Redding Kia in Redding, CA, we care about our readers being informed vehicle owners and knowing how to get the most out of their accessories. A common decision in accessories that car owners make is whether to get an all-weather rubber floor mat or a carpet floor mat.

If you often track in a lot of dirt into the car, then an all-weather rubber mat is probably the better choice. 

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Keeping Coolant Flowing

There's nothing like driving down the road and seeing the temperature gauge in your car starting to climb. This means that your car is overheating. There are a few different reasons as to why this could be happening while you're driving in Redding, CA.

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Android Auto Overview

Have you seen the latest apps available with your vehicle? Android Auto is the latest infotainment app from Google that lets you seamlessly sync up to all of the apps on your phone. This means that you can access messaging, calling, music, and navigation apps on your phone just by syncing up with Android Auto. It enables your LCD screen on your car to instantly sync up and display your phone’s home screen.

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Odd Sights and Smells

You're not supposed to feel a vibration when you depress the brake pedal in your car. Vibrations often occur when the rotors have hot spots from the brakes getting too heated. As time goes by, the rotors will continue to deteriorate, resulting in new rotors being required.

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Follow These Tips for a Great Off-Road Experience

At Redding Kia in Redding, CA, our team tries to keep our consumers informed about their vehicles so that they can get the most out of them. If you have an SUV that you want to take off-roading, it is important that you are prepared. Follow these beginner tips for a fun and safe experience.

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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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