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What To Do About Motion Sickness

Whether you're taking a long road trip or simply driving around town, it can be frustrating to suffer the symptoms of motion sickness. Motion sickness occurs because of an imbalance in the inner ear. The good news is that there are ways to stop it from occurring.

One tip is to avoid any form of travel that you know causes your symptoms to flare up. For instance, if you don't tolerate being on water, it may be a good idea to skip that boat tour or cruise to the Bahamas. Instead, take a flight to your destination or…

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Did you know that every time you wash your car, you should also wash your wheels and tires? While you may think your car tires look good, there can be grime and debris that needs to be removed. You can do this just by using a garden hose each week to go over your tires and wheels. If you want to really make your tires shine, you can use something like a tire cleaner or tire gel.

Once you apply a cleaner, you should wipe down and rinse. This is why it’s best to do your tires in sets…

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Don't Let Odors Ruin Your Car

We are a dealership that wants you to be a happy and informed driver with the knowledge of how to keep your car as odor-free as possible. Whether odors come from spilled drinks, pets or traveling with children, they can really decrease the value of your car. Come to KIA Downtown Los Angeles and allow us to offer some great tips and show you what we have to offer.

The best way to eliminate odors is to clean your car regularly, which should include washing car mats, vacuuming the interior and wiping seats.  

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Car Features That Dog Owners Will Love

The people at KIA Downtown Los Angeles love dogs as much as anyone. Therefore, we want to let you know what to look for if you want to travel with your canine companion. Ideally, your vehicle will have a backseat climate control feature that makes it easy for your pet to stay cool in hot California weather.

Furthermore, the car should have a seat that is as low to the ground as possible. This makes it easier for your dog to get in and out of the car without putting too much strain on their joints.  

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Eradicating Rodent Damage in Vehicles

A rodent infestation can cause a myriad of damage to a vehicle's engine and other critical automotive systems. The friendly associates at KIA Downtown Los Angeles want you to understand all of the risks to your vehicle so that you can successfully prevent damaging issues. Our team of automotive experts is on hand to answer any questions that you have.

Fortunately, there are a variety of steps that you can take to prevent rodents from causing damage to your vehicle. Specially designed rodent tape can deter these creatures from visiting. 

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Steering and Knowing the Terms

Sometimes you are going to have to know certain performance-related terminology when it comes to vehicles. One of the most important aspects of driving is steering. You need to have control of your vehicle when it comes to directions so that you can get to where you need to be safely.

One set of terms that you have to think about is oversteer and understeer. Oversteer is when the vehicle turns more than the command of the driver. The understeer term deals with the opposite which is basically when the vehicle turns less than what the driver commands. 

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What Happens When One of Your Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Stops Working?

Auto-dimming rearview mirrors consist of many parts. When one of the components fails to function, the mirror will cease to work correctly. If you notice that just one of your mirrors does not auto-dim while you are driving at night, then the issue is isolated to that mirror and not a system-wide problem.

Light sensors are attached to the back of these mirrors. If dust or another foreign substance blocks one of the sensors, the mirror will not dim properly. Reach behind the mirror with a soft cloth and clean the sensors.  

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SUVs and Why They're So Popular

Today we’re seeing more and more SUVs on the highway than ever before. Just what makes these vehicles so popular? Despite costing a little more than many sedans, many people are still choosing to buy SUVs. If an SUV is something you’ve been thinking about, come to our KIA dealership and check them out to see what they have to offer.

With the high rate of traffic fatalities, drivers often choose SUVs because they’re safer and offer more protection in the unfortunate event that you are involved in an accident. Many modern SUVs will get you close…

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A Differential: An Important Component of Your Vehicle

Keeping your car well-maintained can extend its life and help it run smoothly. At KIA of Downtown LA, we try to keep our consumers informed about ways to keep their vehicles in optimal condition. One important component of your vehicle is a differential.

A differential is a gearbox that is located between the drive wheels. Vehicles that come with four-wheel drive have a front and rear differential. A differential works with the transmission to deliver power from the engine to the axle that turns the wheels, and it is also what enables your vehicle to turn.  

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Compact Spares are Temporary Tires

Many automakers provide compact spare tires in their new vehicles. These small tires save space and increase interior room. The compact tire differs from a full-sized spare because of limits on speed and distance. The small tire does not work well with speedometers, ABS brakes, and traction control. Drivers should use them as a temporary tire.

Most drivers understand that a spare tire is an essential part of road safety. When using the compact spare, drivers must check the tire information and manufacturer information to determine the speed and driving limits for the temporary tire. 

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