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When to Get Your Exhaust Checked

Here at Hyman Bros. Kia, we care about the safety of you and your passengers when you are out on the road. An exhaust leak can become a dangerous situation if the toxic fumes released by your vehicle's motor start making their way into the cabin of your vehicle. So how can you tell if your vehicle is leaking exhaust?

First, start your vehicle. It is easiest to notice the signs of an exhaust leak while he motor is running. Notice the steering wheel. Does it feel shaky? This could be a sign something is not quite right in…
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Staying Safe When Bicycles Are On The Road

Motorists are encountering bicycles on the road more and more frequently. A lot of people want to get some exercise and save on fuel costs. It's important to practice safe driving when bicycles are on the road. If motorists and bicyclists will both follow some safe practices, everyone on the roads will be safer.

When drivers see bicyclists on the road, drivers should slow down. It's much easier to react at a slower speed. Drivers should only pass a bicyclist when they can give the bicyclist at least three feet of space as they pass. Always check for…
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Jumping a Car For the First Time

If this is your first time jumping a car, there is a lot that you need to know so that you can feel comfortable with the idea of jumping a vehicle. The good news is that the clamps and wires have been designed to make it easier for people.

The jumper cables are color coded in order to make sure that you know which cable connects to the positive and negative terminals of the batteries. When connecting the batteries, you want to connect the positive terminal of the dead battery to the positive terminal of the good battery. The same…

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Winter Tires are for Winter Only

How often should you change your tires? There's no one answer to that question if you're looking at a wheel's wear-and-tear and its lifespan. However, Hyman Bros. Kia wants to you understand why seasonal tire maintenance works in your favor.

Places with harsh winters are a challenge to navigate without winter tires. Made for colder temperatures and roads that are icy or covered in snow or slush, these tires have softer rubber for more flexibility. They grip the road better, which helps you stay safer whether you're driving around Midlothian or someplace else...
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The Importance of Being Steady During a Road Trip

One of the things you want to do on a road trip is make sure that you are keeping a steady speed. This would mean using cruise control on your vehicle while you are driving. This is very helpful when it comes to saving fuel on a road trip.

Another helpful thing is to know the speed where your vehicle is going to have the best fuel mileage. It has been reported by the Office of Transportation and Air Quality that cars reach their best mileage at 60 MPH. If you go over, then it is going to cost you…

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Keeping Your Distance In The Rain

Although it can be intimidating, there are a few tips to keep in mind so that you stay safe while driving in the rain. Always turn your headlights on so that other drivers can see you. If you have your windshield wipers on, then it's usually a law to have your headlights on until they are turned off.

Make sure you increase the distance between you and the driver in front of you. When the road is wet, it usually takes longer to come to a stop. If you're following someone in the rain as you would when…

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Why Buying a Used Car Can Be a Good Idea

When you make your next vehicle purchase, we at Hyman Bros. Kia want you to be an informed buyer aware of all the options, particularly when it comes to buying a used car. Unlike in the past, buying a used car is no longer worrisome. In fact, there are several reasons why buying a used car can be a good idea.

Used cars are much more affordable than new cars and often look as good as new cars. Many used cars are certified, pre-owned cars that are newer cars with low miles. CPO cars have also been inspected and come…
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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.

 

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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…
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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…
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