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What Vehicle Is Safest for Your Teen Driver?

Your kid just got a license. It's time to find the all-important first vehicle. You want your teen to be safe out on the road, while your teen just dreams of being behind the wheel. Which vehicle is the safest choice for your teen? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Look for a larger, heavier vehicle. You might be thinking small and light for fuel economy. However, an analysis of insurance data found that teens crash less often in larger, heavier vehicles. Avoid vehicles with too much horsepower.  

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Why is Apple CarPlay a Game Changer?

Apple CarPlay is changing the way that you can interact with your iPhone safely inside of a vehicle. This technology is showing up in more and more vehicles. At Hatfield Kia, we’ll show you how the tech works so that you have more convenience on your daily commute.

All sorts of different apps are supported with Apple CarPlay. You can get your favorite audio streaming apps, ranging from the news to the latest hits. You can get directions or find out where the nearest gas station is. 

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A Few Tips in Case You're in an Accident

Getting into a car accident is one of the more terrifying events that can happen in the average person's life. There are some things that you should know about in case you find yourself in this situation. At Hatfield Kia, we want you to be prepared for everything having to do with your vehicle and the road, so we've come up with a list of things you should know.

One of the first things you should do is make sure that everyone is out of harm's way. If someone is injured, pull them out of the way…

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Don't Let Motion Sickness Put a Damper on Your Travel Plans

One in three people are at risk of developing motion sickness. Fortunately, a bout of motion sickness doesn't have to ruin your summer road trip plans.

Motion sickness occurs when your inner ear sends a signal to your brain that your body is in motion. Your eyes send a conflicting message to your brain, and it causes motion sickness. Taking Dramamine before a car ride helps stop motion sickness in its tracks, but Dramamine can make you drowsy. 

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Two Good Reasons for Owning a Dash Cam

Dash cams are becoming more and more popular with drivers. These cameras are often small, and they can often be installed by the vehicle's owner. You may be wondering if it is worth spending the money on a dash cam. What are the advantages? There are two good reasons that you might want to invest in a dash cam.

A dash cam is a way to protect yourself. Vehicle accidents can happen at any moment. If you are in an accident, a dash cam will provide evidence of what occurred in the accident.  

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The Ratings Criteria of LATCH

One of the best ways to test a vehicle is by putting in a criteria that the vehicle must pass in order to be successful. When it comes to LATCH, the evaluation of this set of hardware is tested based on certain criteria that must be met in order for it to be successful.

One of the criteria that is put in the LATCH evaluation is the lower anchor accessibility. If the lower anchor is accessible, then it is going to make the vehicle safer. Anchors that are obscure or otherwise hard to reach are not good for the children…

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Winter Car Care Tips

As much fun as winter brings to many of us, it also brings the need for winter car care. We at Hatfield Kia want you to be an informed driver who knows the best ways to get through winter safely on the roads. Here are some important winter car care tips.

  • Change all filters.
  • Follow vehicle owner’s manual for scheduled maintenance, such as oil and oil filter change.
  • Add deicer to the gas tank in cold weather.
  • Make sure headlights are all working and clean from dirt and debris. 
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Choosing a Vehicle for Road Trips

One of the major factors in a road trip is choosing the right vehicle. While people may think that the road trip requires a large vehicle that has a ton of people in it, there are actually other vehicles you can use if you are going to take a road trip with very few people.

When choosing a vehicle to go on a road trip in, one of the most important factors to consider is the capacity. This is so that you can pack the vehicle with everything you intend to take on a road trip and still make it…

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Two Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Teen's First Car

That day has finally arrived, the one you have been dreading for years. You need to buy your teen a car and allow them to hit the roads without you being able to protect them anymore. Choosing the right car for your teen will alleviate that concern.

When in doubt, go heavier and bigger with your teen's car. This will help to protect them if they run into any trouble. It might not be that muscle car they wanted today, but as they improve, they can get into that car down the road. 

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Get your Car Ready for Sports Season

Some people look forward to football season all year. Tailgating is the best part of the autumn for them. Before you begin a trip to your school’s game, you need to make sure that you are ready. This includes more than just getting supplies for cooking. Is your car ready?

If the answer is no, there is no need to panic. Sometimes it’s as simple as giving your car a tune up and heading to the local car wash. At other times, you may need to give your car a complete overhaul. Lucky people only need to make…

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