What You Need in a Winter Survival Kit

Many people don’t understand the importance of having a winter survival kit in their home and their cars. We never know when we could have a home disaster or get stranded on the road. Having a fully stocked winter survival kit can make it a lot easier to get through the emergency. Stop at George Gee Kia Liberty Lake and allow us to offer some tips on what you need in your survival kit.

Whether your winter survival kit is for your house or car, it will need items like:
• Water bottles
• Nonperishable food
• Medication for three days
• Blankets…
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An Overview of Understeering and Oversteering

At George Gee Kia Liberty Lake, we want you to know as much as possible about driving terminology. This can work to keep you safe while driving around Liberty Lake. Two terms that you may have heard about are oversteer and understeer. Oversteering occurs when the car is too sensitive to a driver's actions behind the wheel.

Understeering occurs when the car doesn't respond enough to what the driver is doing behind the wheel. This tends to happen more on vehicles that rely on the front wheels to generate power. Conversely, oversteer tends to happen on vehicles that…

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Everything You Need To Know About A Vehicle Recall

Here at George Gee Kia Liberty Lake, we pride ourselves on providing up-to-date information to all of our clients. We believe an informed driver is a safe driver, and all drivers should know what to do in the event their vehicle is recalled.

Vehicles are recalled when there is a defect that poses a safety risk. If your vehicle is recalled, you'll receive a letter from the manufacturer. Manufacturers are required by law to send these letters. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website also lists all current recalls.
 

 

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Load Your SUV for the Perfect Road Trip

There is nothing quite like leaving behind the familiar streets of your neighborhood and heading out on the quintessential road trip. Before you embark on this rite of passage, be sure that your SUV is equipped for the challenges that lie ahead. Knowing how to properly load cargo into your SUV is the first step in being for the trip.

When loading your SUV, be sure to put the heavier items in first so that they are as close to the front of the vehicle as possible for even weight distribution. It is also important to secure all loose items…

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The Change of Season Brings a Change to Driving Habits

With every weather season, there is a change in the way that you drive. Start the winter season off right by making sure your car is up-to-date with all scheduled maintenance, such as having the proper engine coolant level, an engine tune-up or the tires rotated. It's also a good decision to check your wiper blades and make sure they're in peak condition.

The winter season is very unpredictable and a heavy snowstorm or icy conditions can quickly obstruct your driving visibility.  

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The Safest Way to Change a Flat Tire Quickly

This guide will give you all the information you need for changing a flat tire safely.

Before you do anything with a flat tire, move the car off the road, ride the rim if needed for a few feet.

Once in a safe area off the road, use the tire lug wrench and loosen the lug nuts only one or two turns. Then it is safe to jack the car into the air high enough so the tire is no longer in touch with the road.

Now it is safe to remove all those lug nuts from the flat tire…
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Know Your Spare Tires

Most drivers will experience a flat tire away from home at least once in their lives. It's important to keep a spare tire and the tools needed to replace a flat tire. Spare tires come in a couple different varieties, and some have limitations you should be aware of.

There are three types of spare tire that most vehicles will have: Full-size matching, full-size temporary, and compact temporary tires. A full-size spare tire can be used for extended periods if it matches the tires you're currently using. Temporary tires are designed only for minimal use to get you…

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Protect Your Precious Cargo

Whenever you're driving with young children, it's important they stay safe. The type of seats they ride in depends on several factors.

One of the most important considerations is the size of the child. Smaller children with less-developed muscles are much safer riding backwards. It's recommended that children under one should always ride backwards, with some states calling for children under two to always ride backwards. The next step up is a forward-facing car seat with a five-point harness. It's recommended that kids ride in this type of seat until they reach the maximum...

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Handling the Unfortunate Event of a Blowout

Blowouts are one of the events that you want to avoid. However, there comes a time when you might be faced with a blowout. Therefore, it is important to prepare for the possibility of facing one.

If you do experience a blowout or a tire going flat, then the best thing to do is try to get to a safe area as soon as possible. If you are having a severe blowout where you are having to drive on your rim, then it is okay to drive on your rim until you can get to safety. If you must sacrifice…

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Back to School Service Tips

With another school year starting, you’re going to want to make sure your vehicle is in good working condition so it can your children to school safely and on time. We at George Gee Kia Liberty Lake are here to make it as easy and affordable as possible. Stop and pay us a visit and let us offer you some tips.

While many things should only be done by professionals, there are some things you can do yourself to keep your vehicle operating smoothly.

• Read the owner’s manual to learn about the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding basic maintenance…

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