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Safe Driving in Cold Weather: Get Your Winter Survival Kit on Board

A key to safe driving in Billings and elsewhere in the wintertime is to be prepared. Part of proactive preparation is making a winter survival kit for your car. This is part of an overall effort to winterized your car, according to Rimrock Kia.

There are a variety of items to include in a comprehensive winter survival kit. These include nonperishable snacks, drinking water, extra winter clothing, and warm blankets. Your kit should also have a flashlight with extra fresh batteries and an additional mobile device charger.

A complete winter survival kit includes a snow shovel, jumper cables...

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What's The Difference Between Oversteer And Understeer?

Drivers can get in trouble even when they are steering properly. The good news is that modern technology can intervene in steering issues such as understeer and oversteer.

Understeer happens when the vehicle doesn't respond fast enough to the driver's attempts to turn the steering wheel. Front-wheel drive cars are more likely to try to stay straight despite the driver's commands. Oversteer is more likely with rear-wheel drive, but it can happen with four-wheel or front-wheel drive

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A Couple of Signs You Need New Tires

If you change your tires when they are worn down, it will help with traction, stability, braking, and handling. At Rimrock Kia, our associates share a goal to help our customers stay informed about their vehicles, so here are some warning signs that let you know your tires should be changed.

Excessive vibration when you're driving could mean that your tires are worn. However, it could also be worn shock absorbers or misaligned wheels, but the tires will still become damaged in these situations.  

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A DIY Guide to Touch-up Paint

Rimrock Kia knows that informed drivers take better care of their vehicles. Paint scratches are a common occurrence, but many drivers don't realize how simple it is to repair a scratch themselves.

The first thing you'll need to do if your vehicle is scratched is to find the correct paint color. All vehicles have a factory color code to make it easier to find an exact color match. The color code will be listed near your VIN number, on the dashboard, in your owner's manual, on the vehicle's firewall or on the radiator's core support…

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