Blog

Why You Should Review a Vehicle History Report

When you buy a pre-owned vehicle, you need to know what you’re actually getting. At Hyman Bros. Kia in Midlothian, our goal is to educate you. This is one of the reasons why we show you a vehicle history report.

One of the most important things that a vehicle report can tell you is the number of accidents the vehicle has been involved in over its history. You will get to see the dates of the accidents and how much damage was accumulated. It can make it easier to identify problems that you may experience in the future.

 

Read More
Categories:

Backup Cameras: What are They?


We at Hyman Bros. Kia love to show off the new safety technology that comes is offered in new cars today. Whether you drive around Midlothian to run errands or take many business trips out of town a month, you will notice a difference in how safe you feel with a backup camera.

Too Close

A backup camera is a great way to get an alert if you are too close to an obstacle. You can be backing up out of a driveway, or parking and your backup camera will show you how close you are. Many vehicles have an…
Read More
Categories:

Getting Prepared To Tow

At Hyman Bros. Kia, we believe that it is our duty to keep our neighbors in Midlothian informed about their vehicles. As the warmer months approach, we are particularly concerned with ensuring that everybody knows how to prepare their vehicle to tow a camper. With this in mind, we have put together a brief guide for you to review.

One of the first things that you will need to do before leaving to go camping is to ensure that you have the right hitch. Hitch Class 1 can tow up to 2,000 lbs, Hitch Class 2 can pull as…
Read More
Categories:

Best Cars To Buy For Uber Or Lyft Drivers

With the introduction of ride sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft, the way our country gets around has drastically changed. That is why we here at Hyman Bros. Kia located right here in Midlothian would like to make our personal recommendations for the best possible cars that Uber and Lyft drivers can utilize.

There are two main things to look for in a ride share car. The first is whether or not it will be comfortable for passengers. The second is how fuel efficient the car is. Taking each of these into consideration will save you money and make…
Read More
Categories:

Got A Teenager? You Need a Winter Survival Kit

You're a responsible driver, so of course you try to obey the speed limit and drive with additional caution during Midlothian winters, but can you honestly say the same about your teenage driver?

If you're like most people, the answer is no. That's why it's especially important for parents of teen drivers to keep a winter readiness kit in their cars. Be sure to include all the essentials like a first aid kit, jumper cables, an extra cell phone battery and a flashlight, and make sure your teen knows where the kit is located and how…

Read More
Categories:

Ways to Prevent Your Car from Being Stolen in Midlothian

Going out to your driveway or finding the parking spot in a lot devoid of your car can be terrifying. You don’t want to deal with having your car stolen. At Hyman Bros. Kia, we recommend a few ways to prevent theft.

The first thing you want to do is make sure that you lock your car. Keep any valuable items out of view, too. Otherwise, someone may decide to smash a window to take the contents. It’s a good idea to have a physical anti-theft device installed on your vehicle, too.

 

 

Read More
Categories:

How To Safely Drive Against the Sun

Whether you're driving in the early morning hours or during sunset, you're bound to drive against the sun at some point. Driving with the sun in your eyes can be difficult and dangerous. We here at Hyman Bros. Kia) want you to stay safe, so here are some ways you can drive against the sun confidently.

First, you should always use your sun visor! Visors are built into modern vehicles for a reason. They can create a comfortable shadow over your eyes, improving your vision on the road. To combat the sun's rays even further, you can…
Read More
Categories:

Tips for Finding a Good Mechanic

If you know that your vehicle needs to be seen by someone who knows cars, it is important for you to figure out just who will provide it with the best services. We believe that it is important for you to be picky when you are choosing a mechanic to work on your car.

When you are looking for a mechanic, you should have a good idea of what you should expect to be charged for the project that you are hoping to have completed. If you want to make sure that a mechanic will not rip you off, you…
Read More
Categories:

Negotiating a Vehicle Price Easier than You Think

Purchasing a vehicle can be a stressful time for many consumers. Fortunately, with a little research and preparation, you can drive off the lot with all of your budgeting and vehicle needs and preferences met. The most important thing that you can do to negotiate the best car price is to know your numbers ahead of time. Take the time to educate yourself about market values so that you can begin the negotiating process well-informed. Be prepared to walk away if your offer is not accepted.

The team of automotive experts at Hyman Bros. Kia in Midlothian invite you to…
Read More
Categories:

How To Test For a Weak Battery

Protecting yourself and your loved ones in extreme weather is vital. While many things can go wrong in a vehicle, one of the most common is a dead battery. If your battery is over five years old, that alone is a warning sign to get a new one. There are other ways to tell if your battery is weak.

If your battery is swollen or has corrosion around the terminals, it's time to replace. A slow cranking engine or lights that dim as you start the vehicle is a sign. If your car won't start immediately, and as…
Read More
Categories: