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Understanding Your Blind Spot Monitor

Perhaps you have just walked off the lot of a car dealership with thoughts still buzzing in your mind about all of the things that the sales team told you about their vehicles. One of those things may be the blind spot monitor, and you may be wondering what it is.

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

Driving in traffic is one thing, but when you have any type of weather problem, you'll have to slow down and take precautions. With icy roads, you'll also want to know how to correct your wheels if you get stuck in a slide or fishtail. Everyone has experienced sliding before. With icy roads, if you go faster than 45 mph, you are probably going to slide due to your wheels locking.

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Which Connections Will You Make with Infotainment Systems?

An infotainment system in a modern vehicle includes a high-resolution LCD monitor with a touch-screen menu. Monroeville Kia in Monroeville, PA offers various models that have GPS navigation systems and other popular technological amenities.

Luxurious trims might have touchpads and other electronic controls near the cup holders and shifting lever. 

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Timing Belt Service and Maintenance

An incredibly critical part of keeping your vehicle well maintained and running is the timing belt. In fact, allowing the timing belt to snap can lead to thousands of dollars in damage and repairs, including replacing your whole engine, in a worst-case scenario.

A vehicles crankshaft and camshaft are controlled by the timing belt.

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The Effect of Extreme Temperatures on Your Battery

Extreme temperature swings can have a negative effect on your car's battery. In the dead of winter or the heat of summer, you may discover your car simply won't start. Understanding how your battery functions will help you to be a better informed car owner.

The capacity of your battery to hold a charge is diminished by up to 50 percent in cold weather.

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What Is Apple CarPlay?

Apple CarPlay is the ultimate copilot for your vehicle. This provides a smart and safe way to use your smartphone while you are driving your vehicle.

One feature that Apple CarPlay has is the "Maps" feature. This feature can make a prediction about where you are going based on your text messages, emails, contacts, and calendars. 

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