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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…

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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.

 

 

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Flat Tire Basics

Because you never know when a flat tire may strike, it is important that your vehicle is always equipped with the proper tools. The first thing to do in the event of a flat tire is to find a safe place to park. With the right equipment, you will be able to remove the flat and replace it with your spare before driving it to a dealership for further inspection.

The safety enthusiasts at Hyman Bros. Kia want you to stay safe on the road. That is why we want to make sure that you know how to quickly change…
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When to Replace Your Cabin and Engine Air Filters

Your car needs to take in clean, fresh air to function properly. That's where your passenger cabin air filter and engine air filter come into play.

The passenger cabin air filter takes out pollen, dust and mold spores from the outside air, so you and your passengers enjoy fresh air while you're driving. This filter needs to be replaced at a constant interval, however, the exact timeframe depends on your vehicle. Your owner's manual or a knowledgeable mechanic should be able to help out. An engine air filter removes dust, dirt and other particles before the air…
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Fuel Economy Tips

If you own a car, the cost of fuel likely interests you. While purchasing a fuel-efficient vehicle certainly helps, there are a number of ways to keep fuel expenses down with the vehicle you currently own. Below are some helpful fuel economy tips.

Avoid Heavy Traffic

While most of us want to avoid this anyway, driving in heavy traffic can cause you to use a significant amount of gas. The fuel needed to stop and start constantly can put a huge strain on your vehicle.

Close The Windows

This isn't as much of a concern at slower speeds, but…
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Easy as ABC: Back to School Car Maintenance

All over the country, kids are back at school and parents are busy with this season of change. Organization is key when dealing with this busy season. Fortunately, there are a number of innovative storage tools available to help keep your vehicle organized and tidy. Ensuring that your car is properly equipped with the necessary emergency equipment such as a toolkit and flares is also a necessity this time of year.

Let us help you with this busy season by making sure that your car is ready to tackle the challenges of school and fall sports and activities beginning. The…
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