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Things to Keep in Your Car in Summer and Spring

As the weather warms, it’s about time to switch out the blankets and spare warm clothes for summertime emergency items. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some things to keep in your car in spring and summer. As always, a first aid kit is a must. In the event of a crash, this can be life-saving. In spring and summer it’s also good to have bug spray and sunblock—staying in your car with the windows up when you break isn’t safe in hot weather, so spend some time outside and cover up to protect your skin from bites and burns. Even when you’re driving, sunscreen is important—you…
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Kia Optima is a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

Of the vehicles that were given the distinction of 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the new Kia Optima and Kia Sportage are the only Kias, though other Kias like the Soul and Sedona were named Top Safety Picks. IIHS Top Safety Picks are determined by how well vehicles do in crashworthiness tests. In five tests ranging from small overlap front, moderate overlap front, and side impact to roof strength and head restraints, vehicles must earn a “good” rating in each category. The Plus designation is even more difficult to achieve. Vehicles must have available front crash prevention technology, like the 2016 Kia…
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The Most Scenic Deadly Roads in the World

If you are the kind of person who likes a take a heavy dose of danger with your vacation, then you might want consider driving the most scenic deadly roads in the world… Federal Highway 1 – Baja Peninsula, Mexico USA Today tell us all we need to know about Federal Highway 1 when they write that some “guardrails are split open where previous drivers have missed their turns.” You also need to know that missing your turn could mean rolling down a cliff and into the sea. Million Dollar Highway – Colorado, USA Drive from Ouray to Durango on the Million Dollar Highway and put your life at peril….
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2017 Kia Niro Latest Addition to EcoDynamic Models Lineup

Kia has big plans. If you haven’t heard, the automaker has set a goal of introducing 11 EcoDynamic models by 2020. So far, the automaker has given us three. The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid and the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid both debuted at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. Following these highly green and highly awesome sedan entries, Kia also introduced a brand-new EcoDynamic model that is based on an entirely new platform, a platform upon which Kia says it will be able to a number of upcoming EcoDynamic models. We are talking the very exciting new 2017 Kia Niro. It’s a compact and robust crossover featuring a hybrid powertrain…
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Kia Introduces the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

One of the most important aspects of a car for drivers today is its efficiency. The modern automobile enthusiast is looking for a car that will get them farther while causing less damage to the environment. That desire is the driving force behind Kia’s latest vehicle. According to a Kia press release, Kia has introduced the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid. The new Optima Plug-In Hybrid is the latest addition to a growing list of Kia’s environmentally friendly vehicles. The Plug-In Hybrid makes use of a 2.0-liter “Nu” four-cylinder GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) engine to deliver a more efficient vehicle performance. “As part of our bold initiative to increase fuel…
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3 Spring Break Destinations near Augusta, Georgia

February is nearly over and spring is just around the corner. The arrival of spring also means that it is almost time for spring break! When you live in Georgia, you don’t have to break the bank traveling during spring break. There are 3 spring break destinations near Augusta, Georgia for you to enjoy! Destination #1: Myrtle Beach Driving Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes Myrtle Beach in South Carolina is a popular spring break spot not only due to its lovely beaches, but its incredible boardwalk area as well. Destination #2: Daytona Beach Driving Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes This area of Florida has become synonymous with spring break, and…
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Signs You Are a Bad Driver

For whatever reason, a lot of us never got the proper training or education when we began driving on our own. We just kind of learned by the seat of our pants. Over time, bad tendencies became entrenched and the result is that we became bad drivers. Not sure if you qualify?  The following are a few signs you are a bad driver… 1. You think you are actually able to text and drive If you regularly text and drive and nothing unfortunate has happened, just wait. It’s highly dangerous. One in four accidents involve cell phone use. 2. You drive your family car like a racecar.  Come on. You…
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Kia Autonomous Technology to be Put to Test in Nevada

If you can make it in Nevada, you can make it anywhere. That’s true at least when it comes to autonomous vehicles. Many firms have tested their driverless technology on Nevada’s long and straight desert roads because, well, Nevada passed a law in 2011 making it legal. Now you can add Kia to the list of companies testing in Nevada. According to a press release, Kia will be fine-tuning the performance of various Kia autonomous technology innovations such as Autonomous Valet Parking, Emergency Stop System, Traffic Jam Assist, Highway Autonomous Driving, and Urban Autonomous Driving. Kia predicts that these kinds of features will be available in models by 2020. As…
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Kia Optima Recognized As International Car Of The Year

If the Kia Optima went to high school, it would be the captain of the football team or the cheerleading squad. This car is popular! Not only with consumers, but this decked out mid-size sedan has gotten a lot of attention from various publications. Road and Travel magazine named the 2016 Kia Optima the International Car of the Year. They also liked all of the space that the Optima has to offer, attributing it to the longer wheelbase and wider body. Road and Travel also picked up on all of the great features that give the 2016 Kia Optima its ability to provide a rewarding driving experience. The Optima features…
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Tips For Good Posture In The Car

When it comes to posture in the car, it can be easy to develop bad habits. What can seem comfortable can turn into real pain over time. By that time, your habits have become helplessly entrenched. Here are some tips for good posture in the car! # 1 – Take your wallet out of your back pocket. Of course, this is mostly going to apply to men. Keeping your wallet in your back pocket can throw off the alignment of your hips. # 2 – Create lumbar support If you start to experience a dull ache in your lower back, this indicates you need stronger lumber support. You can buy…
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