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The Right Path to Buying Used Cars

A used car seems like the perfect plan. You checked your budget and know how much you have available to spend. Previously owned models make financial sense for someone in your situation. You aren't blind to the potential troubles of buying a pre-owned car from a private seller. Buying from a credible dealership eliminates this one worry. A few other tips curtail more.

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Brake Checks Before Traveling

Once you've securely hitched your camper to your vehicle so that you can travel in Ventura, CA, you're ready to examine the rest of your vehicle before getting on the road. Your brakes are an important component. Check your brake pads and your rotors to ensure that they don't need to be replaced.

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How Do Backup Cameras Help Drivers?

Before the days of rear cameras and sensors, there were only the rearview and side mirrors to help drivers back out safely. This left a lot of issues for drivers when parking or backing up in crowded areas. While trucks had backup cameras, these eventually would become mandatory for all vehicles starting in 2018. However, many auto manufacturers started making backup cameras required in their latest models in 2015.

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Fix Your Brakes Today

Have you been hearing some screeching noises when you brake? It’s likely that your brake pads are wearing down, and now your rotors are grinding against metal. This is a dangerous situation that can lead to the total breakdown of your braking system. That’s not a place you want to be in on the highway or any road for that matter. Braking systems are comprised of several pieces, including rotors, brake pads, calipers, and wheel hubs. 

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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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