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Safety For Your Pets In Your Car

Most dogs enjoy traveling in the car, and there are a few other pets that can tolerate the adventure. When you're traveling with your pets in Midlothian, try to keep a carrier or crate on hand to keep your pet safe. This can also provide a sense of comfort for your pet if they feel agitated or afraid.

Avoid letting your pet sit in the front seat. If you're in an accident, it's possible for the airbag to deploy, which can cause your dog to get injured. Hyman Bros. Kia can show you various seat belt options…

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How to Safely Change a Flat Tire

It happens to pretty much everyone at some point. You are driving down the road in Midlothian and get a flat. While some situations may call for a professional, it is important to have the know-how to also do it yourself. First, make your workspace as safe as you can. Try to park on a hard, flat surface, if possible. You will also want to turn off your engine, engage the parking brake, and use wheel chocks to secure the wheels on the opposite side of the vehicle.

Loosen your lug nuts prior to lifting the car, but do not…
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Signs Your Vehicle's Ignition System Needs Professional Service

You must keep your vehicle's ignition in peak condition. The key to accomplishing this vital objective is obtaining service on your vehicle's ignition promptly when needed. There are key signs that you need to be aware of that indicate ignitions service needs to occur.

A commonplace sign your vehicle needs ignition service is nothing happening when you turn the key. This can mean that your vehicle's solenoid is not working. The solenoid is the element that transmits electricity from the battery to the starter motor. If you hear a grinding sound when you turn your vehicle's…

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Winter Tire Options

Winter in many parts of the country brings with it a lot of ice and snow. In some areas, snow can be an issue any time from early fall through early spring. In places where there is a lot of snow, Hyman Bros. Kia believes that you should consider putting winter tires on your vehicle. These tires provide more traction than all-season tires.

One of the best types of winter tires are studdable winter tires. These are tires that have small metal studs placed within them to enhance traction. These little studs really grip into the ice. There is a…

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Gaskets: What Are They and What Is Their Function?

We want you to be as informed as possible about how your vehicle functions. From us here at Hyman Bros. Kia to you, here is a fact page to educate you about the gaskets on your vehicle.

What Is the Function of a Gasket?

The function of a gasket is to hold in fluids and keep parts airtight. Gaskets can be made from a few different kinds of materials including multi-layered steel, rubber, and copper. All gaskets eventually fail, but performing regular maintenance can help prolong their life.

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How to Prevent Motion Sickness While Driving

Motion sickness has the potential to ruin your whole road trip. However, it can be treated so not all is lost.

What is Motion Sickness?

Motion sickness is when your motion-sensing organs like your eyes and ears become irritated and confused. This can lead to nausea and vomiting.

Bring Remedies Along Just in Case

A smart idea is to bring some motion sickness remedies along just in case you or your passengers start to become ill. Over the counter products like Dramamine as well as homeopathic remedies like peppermint and ginger can be 

 

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An Overview of the Kia Soul at Hyman Bros. Kia

Has the Kia Soul in Midlothian piqued your curiosity? The Soul is a subcompact SUV with an alluring appeal and a plethora of features. Read on to learn more about the enticing Kia Soul.

The Soul keeps you connected when you're behind the wheel with a vibrant 10.25-inch touchscreen. This display screen is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. These technology systems give you hands-free capability. You can also use the Kia Access app and the UVO link on your smartphone to get remote access to the Soul.

The Soul features a host of driver-assist technologies that…

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Kia Optima Overview

Drivers are ecstatic about the latest lineup from Kia. The value automaker is surely making some changes and upgrading many of its midsize and economy sedans. The Kia Optima has been updated with a completely new interior and premium cabin. The soft-touch materials and lining make it seem more luxurious, and there are a ton of technology options to take advantage of. For example, you can connect your phone to your car instantly to mirror most of your apps and take advantage of voice assistance technology.

Voice commands let you control everything from the driver’s seat. 

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Knowing Your Starter Condition

There are a ton of ways your car can break down. One of the things you have to watch out for is your starter. A bad starter can cause a lot of problems in your vehicle. If you are wondering if you are having a problematic starter, there are a few signs that will let you know.

A bad starter may cause a grinding noise in your vehicle. As the starting gear wears out, it is going to make a grinding noise in your vehicle. If you hear some kind of grinding noise in your vehicle, then you are going…

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Find Out Why Tire Rotations Are So Important

At Hyman Bros. Kia, we want Midlothian drivers to know why tire rotation is such an important part of their ongoing tire care. When you pay for a new vehicle or a new set of tires, this routine maintenance is key for getting maximum performance and value from your purchase. It is also a critical part of optimizing your tires' lifespan.

Evenly Spread Wear Across All Four Of Your Vehicle's Tires

Tire rotation ensures that ongoing wear gets evenly spread across all four tires. 
 
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