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Winter Car Care Tips in Memphis, TN

Winter Car Care Tips in Memphis, TN

While Tennessee might not experience the extreme cold and amount of snowfall that other states do, there are still some car-care tasks you’ll want to perform during the cooler months. We’ve rounded up four winter car care tips to keep your vehicle in great shape. Check your tire pressure Frequently inspect your tires for signs of deflation. A 10-degree drop in air temperature means that your tires can lose up to one pound per square inch of air pressure. Underinflated…

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Kia Forte and Soul Earn Among U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for Teens

Kia Forte and Soul Earn Among U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for Teens

The Forte and Soul from Kia entered the spotlight recently as two of the best cars for teenage drivers. In the most recent U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for Teens list, the 2019 Forte received the “Best Car for Teens $25k to $30k” award while the 2020 Soul earned “Best SUV for Teens $25k to $30k.” The 2019 Forte earned its praise for reliability, one of the evaluation categories. The DRIVE WiSE driver assistance systems also added to…

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Kia Tops Mass Market Brands in 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Kia Tops Mass Market Brands in 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

For the fifth year in a row, Kia reigns supreme as the top mass market brand, earning the No. 2 spot overall in the 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. New Kia vehicles averaged just 70 problems per 100 vehicle (PP100) in the first 90 days of ownership, improving two points from last year’s score and falling well below the industry average of 93 PP100. “Being ranked at the top of J.D. Power’s U.S. Initial Quality Study among all mass…

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2019 Kia Stinger Earns 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+

2019 Kia Stinger Earns 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+

A few years ago, Kia introduced the sporty and thrilling Stinger to its lineup. This sports sedan has sharp styling, advanced technology, and engaging performance. But it’s more than just good looks and exhilarating performance — it’s a safe and sound choice. Further proving this point is the recent news that the Stinger earned the 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ — the highest score for safety offered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn this rating, the Stinger…

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How to Choose the Best Vehicle for a Teen Driver

How to Choose the Best Vehicle for a Teen Driver

Do you have a child who is approaching driving age? If so, you might be asking yourself, “What’s the best vehicle for a teen driver?” We have the answer… No High Performance A performance vehicle with lots of quickness–and we are talking more than 300 horsepower–is probably not a good idea for a teen driver. Performance vehicles normally have touchier throttles and this can be unwieldy for a teen. On the other hand, an old beater that can’t get out…

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Sharing the Road with Motorcycles: Tips for Safety

Sharing the Road with Motorcycles: Tips for Safety

Now that spring is in the air and warmer weather is on the way, motorcycles are bound to be on the road more than ever. That makes it important to understand the dangers of sharing the road with motorcycles, for both drivers and bikers. According to eSurance, motorcycles generally conform to the same traffic safety laws as car. That means in most states, lane sharing, speeding, etc. are still illegal for bikers. They do, however, lack safety devices like seat…

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Kia Safety Technologies Win Top Safety Pick Plus on New Sportage

Kia Safety Technologies Win Top Safety Pick Plus on New Sportage

Kia is raking in the awards, including the prestigious safety award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In fact, the 2017 Kia Sportage recently received the Top Safety Pick+ award, demonstrating that this model is among the safest on the highway. This rating reflects top scores in each of the five crashworthiness tests, including driver assist technologies which aid in preventing crashes. According to the automaker, Kia safety technologies include features like Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure…

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Road Trip Tips for Travelling with Pets

Road Trip Tips for Travelling with Pets

If you’re preparing to hit the open road with your beloved pet, there are certain steps you should take to ensure your pet’s comfort, safety, and overall well-being. Following these tips for travelling with pets will reduce your stress and ensure you and your furry friend have an enjoyable ride. Have a pre-trip vehicle inspection. Being stranded on the side of the highway with your pet in the car sounds like one of the least-ideal situations ever. While humans are…

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