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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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Automobile Backup Cameras Prevent Accidents

Highway accidents happen very often when inexperienced motorists try to back up in a parking lot. The big issue is that awareness is low when a typical driver leaves a parking spot in a highly-populated zone. Besides the viewing problems, other things can also impact the ability to exit a parking zone efficiently and safety, such as distractions. Most distractions can happen inside or outside of a vehicle; however, focus usually decreases dramatically when there are distractions in a cabin since the sounds are louder and isolated. 

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Which Infotainment System is Best for You?

An infotainment system can serve many purposes. It can entertain, inform and assist you while you are driving. However, it can be difficult to decide just which infotainment features are best suited to your particular needs until you test them.

Automobile manufacturers have their own infotainment systems. Each of these systems run on either Linux, Android, QNX or some other operating system. Many of these systems can use applications like Spotify and Pandora, and when they are combined with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, they can run the applications on your phone. 

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2017 KIA Soul Turbo Hits Markets

Since its debut, the KIA Soul has gathered quite the following, and for a good reason. Promoting itself as an iconic mode of transportation with its boxy design, it enables drivers to seize the spotlight. However, this model is seeing an evolution this year with the introduction of the 2017 KIA Soul Turbo which boasts more power than its previous generations.

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