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Android Auto Overview

Automotive technology has come a long way. Twenty years ago, vehicles just used to have one radio to access all of your music, news, weather, and so forth. With the invention of the smartphone, there have been a lot of apps that sync up to other devices. However, it was just in 2014 when Google and Apple created smartphone apps to hook into vehicle infotainment systems. 

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How Vehicles Correct Their Own Steering

One good thing about the newer vehicles is that they are getting smarter. They are designed to handle issues such as oversteering and understeering. While some vehicles are more prone to understeering with others being prone to oversteering, both of these can occur with any vehicle. This is especially the case with vehicles that have powerful engines.

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Get Off-Roading Tips for Beginners

When you decide to get started with off-roading in your vehicle, there are some important tips to follow. At Kirby Kia of Ventura, we’re constantly asked about how to outfit a vehicle. We’ll have you ready to hit the trails in Ventura in no time.

You need to get your vehicle ready for the trails. 

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Consumers Choosing Different Safety Systems

Vehicles are now holding different types of safety systems. These systems have long been a feature of some of the higher end products in the industry. However, these features have started to trickle down into the lower end models so that everyone can have a chance at using the models and the safety features.

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Tips for Finding Dog-Friendly Features for Your Car

What features do you look for when making your vehicle dog-friendly? Whether it's factory installed features or features added on after you get your car, here are some tips from our team here at Kirby Kia of Ventura in Ventura, CA to help get your vehicle ready to bring along your dog.

Hot weather can make human and furry passengers uncomfortable.

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How Do You Pick A Great Mechanic?

You cannot trust your car to just "any" mechanic. You want to be sure the repair pro arrives at the correct diagnosis. Of course, you also want the resultant fix to be a safe one. To increase the chances of receiving a good repair job, you must find the best mechanic.

References and reviews mean a lot. Ask people you know and trust for referrals on good mechanics.

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Reasons to Buy a Hatchback

At Kirby Kia of Ventura, we enjoy educating Ventura's drivers like you about your car options. We believe informing you will help you make better car-buying decisions and increase your happiness with your new vehicle. Today, let's consider reasons you might choose a new hatchback.

If you want a convenient, versatile car, a hatchback could make sense in your life. 

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How to Safely Load Cargo into Your SUV

The great American road trip is something that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. Being on the open road with family and friends is a feeling like no other which creates memories that will last a lifetime. That is why our team of road trip lovers wants to ensure you know the proper way to load your SUV.

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How to Test Your Car's Battery in Ventura

Getting into your car on a cold morning and turning the key only to have it not start is a hassle. You can prevent this by checking your car's battery once per month. To do this, take the key out of the ignition. Make sure the vehicle's lights are off. Connect the red test lead on the voltmeter to the red lead on your battery. 

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Immediately After You Get in an Accident

At some point, most people will be involved in an automobile accident. This happens to even the most careful of drivers, although it is not always their fault. Whenever an owner of any type of car gets into an accident, it is important to handle some things first. Always check to make sure no one suffers from any injuries. If everyone involved in the accident is in good shape, exchange insurance information. 

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