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How to Assemble a Roadside Emergency Kit

 

 

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If your vehicle has ever broken down on the side of the road, you know that the event is typically unexpected and incredibly frustrating. This is especially true if you end up stranded in an inconvenient place and you're not prepared.

That's why we put together a list of a few things to put in a roadside emergency kit. Whether you need to make a fix yourself to get going again or simply wait safely until help arrives, these items will help…

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Does the Kia Soul ! Turbo Deserve Its Performance Trimmings?

With red stripes around the exterior, and red contrast stitching on the leather seats and D-shaped steering wheel, the 2017 Kia Soul ! is dressed up like a performance hatchback. But can this economical subcompact crossover, starting at only $22,800 MSRP, really stand up to the challenge?

Jalopnik's Andrew Collins took one out for a test drive along a winding mountain road, and drove it like a hot-hatch.

The 1.6-liter turbocharged engine delivers enough juice to have some fun, with 201 horsepower, but the real standout was the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. "Practically...

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Plan Smart for Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip can be a real blast, but if you are not prepared, it can turn to chaos. This can happen especially if you are traveling long distances. You want to be able to sit back and enjoy your adventure without the stress of finding things on the car, bored passengers, or car trouble. That is why it's important to do your pre-check and to pack light. Limit your bags to one bag per person and bring what you really need. You should also bring a lot of things to keep your occupants occupied on your…

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A Car Wash Involves Attention to Detail

Any great car wash involves attention to detail. You'll want to remove every spot, so the car has a chance to look incredible. You've probably spent a lot of money to purchase your vehicle. It only makes sense to spend those extra few dollars to maintain it...

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Autotrader.com Offers Five Good Reasons to Buy the All-New 2017 Kia Sportage Compact Crossover

The2017 Kia Sportage has been fully redesigned for this model year, and besides it's very affordable price, it has the looks and cabin quality of a much more expensive vehicle. Autotrader.com editor Jabari Jones recently spent some time with the all-new Sportage, and has five good reasons to buy this revamped compact crossover.

In particular, Jones loves the new turbo engine option and excellent handling, the spacious, exceptionally quiet interior with cavernous cargo space and an available panoramic sunroof and the sporty exterior design...

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TestDriveNow Auto Critic Steve Hammes Reviews the All-New 2017 Kia Niro

The 2017 Kia Niro is an all-new model, the first Kia designed from the ground up as hybrid/electric crossover. Steve Hammes, auto writer for TestDriveNow.com recently spent some time behind the wheel of the new Niro, and reports that, in addition to delivering exceptional fuel efficiency, this subcompact crossover handles well, is extremely maneuverable (great if you split your time between the city and suburbs or country) and has Kia's terrific UVO3 infotainment system.

As noted above, the Niro is true gas/electric hybrid, versus an existing model that's been modified to...

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Buying vs Leasing a Car

There are a number of people that often look to get a new car. During this process, they will need to decide on a number of things including how to acquire it. There are two options of getting a new car. Consumers can buy a car or lease one. Both have their distinct advantages. When looking to buy a car, consumers will have the opportunity to get complete ownership of the car after they pay off the loan.
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