It’s so fun to hit the road in your brand new Kia vehicle, and at Jake Sweeney Kia, we’re dedicated to making our cars on the road as safe as possible. So, whether you’re running out to the grocery store or packing up the family for a big road trip, here are some ways to avoid common road hazards and get to your destination safely.

When it starts raining, we can easily overlook the risky conditions that can be generated. Roads get slick and treacherous, and when they’re slick, it can be hard to keep your vehicle under control. It’s always a good idea to reduce speed to help with your vehicle’s traction, and it helps even more if your vehicle is equipped with all-wheel-drive, like the 2019 Kia Sportage. This system can utilize the engine’s power in a way that it transfers acceleration to the wheels that need it, so that your new or pre-owned Kia vehicle has the most traction possible. Remember, if the weather is affecting your ability to drive even after you’ve taken the appropriate measures, don’t hesitate to take an exit or pull over to wait the storm out.

Another problem you’ll encounter on the road are drivers who aren’t paying attention. These reckless drivers can be a threat to everyone around them, so it’s important for you to make sure that you’re keeping as much distance between you and them as possible. And with the advanced safety features in your Kia vehicle, like the available Brake Assist System available on the 2019 Kia Optima and all other new Kia models. This system can determine whether you’re braking to avoid an accident and apply extra pressure to help you stop quickly.

Wherever you’re going, make sure you’re doing it as safely as possible this summer. The experts at our Florence, KY Kia service center can make sure that your vehicle is running in top shape, so feel free to set up an appointment with them if you don’t already have one scheduled.