How to Deal with Road Rage

drivingWe’ve all experienced those brief moments of anger at somebody else’s bad driving, or experienced anger targeted at us. But it’s important to keep our road rage in check to avoid unnecessary accidents.

How to Deal with Your Own Road Rage:

  • If you get angry at someone else’s driving, deal with road rage by first recognizing that you’re getting angry. Take some deep breaths to try to calm down; if that doesn’t work, pull over. It might be best to distance yourself from that driver.
  • Don’t tailgate, even if you think the other driver “deserves” it. You might end up hitting them and would be at fault.
  • Listen to music, because it’s pretty hard to be angry when you’re belting out your favorite song.

How to Deal With Someone Else’s Road Rage:

  • If someone is trying to get your attention, avoid eye contact with them. Acknowledging them says to them that you want to “participate” in a fight.
  • Drive defensively because some people with bad road rage could try to hurt you or your car.
  • Note the car’s plate number because if they act very aggressively, you’ll want to report them later.
  • No matter what, try to get away from them, even if it means arriving to your destination late.

Kia Sedona Awarded Title of “Must Test-Drive Vehicle for 2016”

The Kia Sedona isn’t just your average minivan. It has more to offer than others in its class and is a surprisingly fun drive, as evidenced by AutoTrader’s recent award to the Kia Sedona: a “Must-Test Drive Vehicle for 2016.”

2016 Kia Sedona
2016 Kia Sedona

AutoTrader’s “Must-Test Drive” awards go out to a small number of vehicles that you simply must test drive. Basically, it’s a “don’t judge a book by its cover” list of vehicles that you should test drive before passing them up.

So why was the Kia Sedona awarded a spot on this list? It has an ample list of standard safety features to keep everyone safe, plus plenty of technology and convenience features to make every drive more enjoyable. And it doesn’t lack quality or style, either.

“Even though the Kia Sedona is an ultra-functional minivan, it manages to be quite stylish as well, and to our eyes, it’s the best looking minivan available,” said Brian Moody, executive editor of AutoTrader.

So what are you waiting for? Go test drive the Kia Sedona today to see what all the talk is about!

Debunking Traffic Ticket Myths

police officerDebunking the many traffic ticket myths you have heard over the years could very well mean the difference between getting a $250 fine and being let off with a mere warning.

  • Never ask to see the radar! There is a certain myth that says you have a right to see the radar gun when pulled over for speeding. Not only is this completely untrue, asking to see it may even aggravate the officer.
  • You must pay a ticket issued in another state! States have agreements to share traffic information. Your home state will inevitably find out about your transgression and the next you’re stopped, it may not be very pretty.
  • Red cars don’t get pulled over more! If you think you can speed freely because you drive a black, blue, yellow or otherwise non-red car, you are dead wrong. com talked to the vice president of the Insurance Information Institute and Insurance Trade Association and she said it’s a bunch of baloney.

Let’s face it. Debunking these myths can go a long in way in helping you avoid a ticket, but the best way to do that is to obey the traffic laws!

Chromecast Setup Changes: Today Google Cast Becomes Google

Chromecast is a streaming dongle which has now reached the 4K Ultra version. The Chromecast ultra Setup device from Google is only for $69, but it has features which are worth a lot more than that. This streaming device was on the best selling list of Amazon for two years until Amazon stopped selling devices that don’t support Amazon video. But the gadget is available easily on Google, Walmart, BestBuy and also staples. This device is available for 4K televisions so you must be sure about your device before purchasing this.

1. Local Media Movies Playback

By default, Chromecast Ultra does not support local media playback. But there is a media management app Plex available with the help of which you can stream the data of music, photos, and movies that you have stored in the cloud via Chromecast. Plex allows you to organize your content and you can access it via tablets, phones, and television.

2. Take a Selfie

If you are using an android device then you can mirror it on your television with the help of Chromecast. With this service, you can see whatever features and data are there on your phone cast to the TV. It is available for Android 4.4.2 or higher versions.

3. Get some room service

Chromecast is portable and can be used on a vacation too. So now you can get access to unlimited TV channels even in your hotel room by using a portable wireless router which can be plugged into the Ethernet port of your television.

4. Google Home upgrade

The Google home upgrade of Chromecast allows you to search the exact app from the list of Cast-enabled apps easily. All you need to do is open the Home app, type the name of the app you are looking for and search. You will find your desired content. With Google Home, you can control the TV content via voice easily. But you must have the TV, Chromecast and Google Home all on the same Wi-Fi network.

5. Do the Vudu

With the help of Vudu app, you can convert the media of old DVDs to a new form which will enable you to play it using Chromecast.

6. Kids Zone

Chromecast Ultra allows your kids to watch their favourite videos on YouTube on TV. You can restrict content based on age so that your kid does not view any wrong type of content.

7. Let your guests be at Ease

With the guest mode ON in the Chromecast, you can allow your guests to choose what they want to watch. You need not share your Wi-Fi password for this and all guests with a Google Cast Ready app can operate the Mobdro on Chromecast within a distance of 25 feet.

With these amazing features and add-ons, Chromecast Ultra is one of the best streaming devices on the television. You can easily connect it with your smart television and loads of other devices. So grab it now and enjoy unlimited videos, TV shows and a lot more using Chromecast Ultra.

The Walken Closet: Strange, Memorable Kia Super Bowl Spot Scores Big

2016 Kia Optima
2016 Kia Optima at the Chicago Auto Show

There is no one quite like Christopher Walken. The actor has been in some of the greatest films ever made like Annie Hall and Pulp Fiction. He also cut a rug in a popular music video for the Fatboy Slim. In other words, the man is an artistic genius.

If you didn’t catch it, Walken lent his image, voice, and star power to arguably one of the strangest spots during the Super Bowl. The commercial featured the Kia Optima—utilizing a play on Walken’s name—and scored as one of the most memorable moments in what amounted to, sadly, one of the most boring Super Bowl games ever.

In this Kia Super Bowl commercial, a man all dressed in beige looking for his socks, checks his walk-in closet. Inside, he discovers Christopher Walken. It’s a “Walken Closet.”

As Walken explains, there are apparently two types of socks, or people, or vehicles, in this world. Beige socks and the “ones that devour” beige socks. Clearly, the Kia Optima is the latter. Or as Walken puts it, “It’s like the world’s most exciting pair of socks.”

Watch the spot here and revel in the strangeness.

Spotify for Windows 10, 7, 8/8.1 (64 bit/32 bit) Free Download

A number of the music is readily available for free and legal download. The difficult part is getting people to cover music and I feel the situation has to change somehow. At this time it’s possible to easily share and listen to music with your pals. You may also have a playlist created by a specific artist with the DFX Radio App. The mood-based playlist is growing more and more popular since they provide a distinctive way. You can also produce your own playlist and listen to your favorite collections of music. While listening to the song click the DFX Radio app and it’ll make a new playlist of songs very similar to what it is that you are listening to.

Using Spotify For Windows 10 can be a little confusing initially, but after you have a feeling of what you’re doing, finding what you’re searching for becomes much simpler. The app recognizes your favourite music genre, and supplies suggestions of the same type of music. Spotify for Windows 10 The reason which you will want to know how to quickly swap apps employing the quick taskbar at the bottom is to help save you time searching for every app which you have installed. You couldn’t find it as the Playstore won’t show apps which are not compatible with your device. You can also pick default app for a particular file type or specific protocol from different choices.

Spotify for Windows 10 available now in the Windows Store

The service has a song to go for every mood. Spotify For Windows has great social networking integration and also gives you the option to upload your own tracks. It, however, is occasionally plagued by connection issues and downtime owing to the huge influx of traffic. While the completely free service is really good, you would have to pay a little fee to have uninterrupted access to the audio library. It is among the greatest online-radio services readily available on the Internet nowadays.

It is possible to listen to songs from your favourite artists, or local artists, which are offered in an enormous selection on the site. It’s hard work to compose an entire album and I write a lot of albums, I write a good deal of stuff for people, it is sort of pressure to compose songs that are good because you would like to write a good song every moment, you know, you don’t wish to compose a filler track. You’re able to listen to the entire album at no cost and then you can opt to purchase it or not.

The Spotify For Windows Premium version gives you the ability to listen to your favourite tracks offline! If you purchase the industrial variant of the Slacker Android Radio app, you may download the songs. You may also sometimes find several versions of the very same audio book like a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court.

The website lets users come across online radio at the place where they can listen to their favourite songs, from various parts of earth. With more than 20 million song alternatives, there is barely any site that may beat Spotify when it has to do with delivering quality music to the masses free. The Spotify app for Android streams music while you’re linked to the net. You may also log in their website to listen to your favourite music.

DIY Maintenance: How to Fix Car Door Dings

car doorIt’s not fun having dents or nicks in your car. They’re unsightly, and even if no one else notices them, you know they’re there, marring the perfection of your car’s well-maintained body. Rather than take your car to a professional and paying a bunch of money to fix it up, learn how to fix car door dings at home and take care of the problem in seconds!

There are a few ways you can do this, and they depend on the severity of the dent your car has. If there’s just a ding in your car that hasn’t caused the metal to crease, you can use a rubber plunger to try to pop it back out. Moisten the edges of the plunger and press down on the dent like you’re plunging a toilet.

If the dent is worse than this, try knocking the dent out from the inside of it with a hammer. Hold a sheet of metal wrapped in a towel over the outside of the dent and be careful to only hit the metal crease.

Small paint chips or extremely small dings can just be filled in with glazing putty. If damage to your car is too severe to solve on your own, bring your car to the service department at Gossett Kia Mt. Moriah.

New Kia Ad with Christopher Walken Highlights Optima’s Pizzazz

2016 Kia Optima
2016 Kia Optima

In a world full of homogenous mid-size sedans, a new Kia ad with Christopher Walken cleverly titled “Walken Closet” shows how the new 2016 Optima sets itself apart from the pack. Walken demonstrates the difference in “pizzazz” between the Optima and the rest of the crowded sedan segment using two different socks—one brightly colored and interesting, the other a drab tan.

The ad is part of a social media campaign called #AddPizzazz, which is a collaboration between Influential, Niche, and Stance, with the goal of encouraging online content creators to generate a variety of content types.

The ad and associated campaign are meant to highlight the style and technology that make the Optima one-of-a-kind, like its industry first use of Influential and IBM Watson technology to find active influencers on social media.

The 60-second version of the commercial aired during the Super Bowl game in early February, but the full-length version can be found on Kia’s account.

Yet Again Three Kia Models Earn 2015 Good Design Awards

It seems as if Kia models are being praised more and more each year, with 2015 being no exception. Just recently, three Kia models earned 2015 GOOD DESIGN awards for–you guessed it–really good designs.

The models honored were the 2016 Kia Sorento, 2016 Optima, and Soul-based Trail’ster concept car, thanks to a jury that included design professionals, industry specialists, and design media.

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento

Plus, this is the second year in a row in which three Kia models earned the GOOD DESIGN awards, with the Kia K900, Soul EV, and GT4 Stinger concept car being honored last year. It’s truly a testament to Kia’s top-notch design to have six distinct vehicles honored in such a small period of time.

Interested in checking out the 2016 Sorento or 2016 Optima? Want to chat about the Trail’ster concept? Give us a call or visit us anytime at Gossett Kia Mt. Moriah for more information.

Before You Get Stuck, Check Out These Tips for Driving in the Snow!

snowy roadWhen the snowy weather starts to pick up, it’s easy to assume you can avoid driving when there’s precipitation on the road. But what if you leave when the roads are clear, and quickly find yourself in the midst of a downfall?

Here are some tips for driving in the snow to help you out:

  • Slow down immediately. Some of the most dangerous, icy conditions occur right as the snowfall begins–especially if black ice begins to form on the road.
  • In general, drive slower than the speed limit, which is not determined with snow in mind.
  • Keep an additional distance between your car and all of the cars around you. If someone needs to stop, the snow will prevent them from doing so quickly.
  • Don’t make any sharp twists or turns, which could cause your car to skid on or off the road.
  • If you do find yourself sliding, steer in the direction of the skid in the hope that your tires will sync back up and give you control.

For more winter weather advice or to check out our winter-ready vehicles, visit us anytime at Gossett Kia Mt. Moriah.