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What's the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer?

When you drive around a curve, you have to steer your vehicle just right so that you don’t go into another line or turn too close to the curb. This is the basics of understeer and oversteer. When you oversteer, the car turns more sharply, causing you to go directly into the curb or into another lane quickly. Obviously, it can be dangerous when driving in super snow conditions, so it’s important that when you turn your vehicle, you think about the pressure on your vehicle and watch how your axles respond.

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What Does a Blind Spot Monitor Do?

Most newer vehicles are equipped with innovations that provide drivers and passengers with superior protection. At Raymond Kia serving Antioch, IL, we try to keep our consumers informed about the features that are offered with our models. A Blind Spot Monitoring System is one of the most popular safety features that come equipped on vehicles. 

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Ways to Keep Your Car Safe

Your car can be an enticing target for thieves in Antioch or wherever you happen to be. However, there may be ways to minimize the risk of having your car stolen. For example, you could choose to not drive in areas where crime is most likely to occur.

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More Reasons Why Buying an SUV Is the Right Decision

Quite a few customers confide in Raymond Kia salesmen that they've avoided buying an SUV because they are fuel inefficient. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many of today's pre-owned SUV models average an impressive 30 mpg on the highway.

In some situations, customers simply need a more roomy vehicle than a compact or economy car.

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Is There an Issue with Your Muffler?

The muffler is one of those parts on a car you don't think about until something goes wrong. Once you hear the unmistakable sounds of knocks and pings, you realize muffler trouble arose. Sometimes, you don't notice anything out of the ordinary, but the vehicle fails its emissions test. Perhaps it is best to learn about mufflers before any problems occur.

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What You Need to Know About Your Car's Headlights

Your vehicle's headlights are one of the primary factors in getting you safely to your destination, especially at night or in bad weather conditions. If you do not take care of them regularly, you risk not being able to see properly while driving in the dark.

When you notice a crack in the plastic cover for the light bulb or think that you are not getting as much visibility as you are used to, it is time to see an auto technician for a replacement light bulb. 

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Preparing Your Car for Winter!

We at Raymond Kia want to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter driving. It doesn't matter if you are driving around Antioch, or taking a winter road trip, there are a few things that you should check on your car to make sure you are prepared for harsh weather conditions or colder weather.

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Tips on Choosing Your Teen's First Car

Choosing the right first car for your teen does not have to be a difficult decision. If you simply keep these tips in mind, you will find the safest car on the lot for your child to drive.

The one thing to consider is bigger is better early on. Your teen does not need a car packed with horsepower, they are going to be learning each time they get on the road. Look for lower horsepower when they are just starting. 

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Differences in Refinancing vs. Trading in Your Car

The crew here at Raymond Kia wanted to help our audience make informed vehicle purchases. To that point, here are a few key differences between trading or refinancing your vehicle.

When refinancing, you are going to be able to get a better interest rate which will result in getting a lower car payment. The only downside is this isn't always the best option if you are bringing a vehicle to the lot that is old and has little to no resale value. 

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What Does the Alternator Do in My Car?

Many people simply think the battery is responsible for keeping everything up and running under the hood of the vehicle. It might come as a surprise that without the alternator, your driving experience would be far less pleasant than it is today.

The alternator is connected to the engine block by a belt, and as the motor runs, that belt spins to charge the alternator. The charged alternator must be in peak condition because it is gong to be responsible for powering many of the items you can't drive without. 

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