Making Smart Choices When You've Been In an Auto Accident

1) Stay safe:
-Move to a safe spot, off the roadway if possible
-Stay clear of passing vehicles as you exchange information with others involved in the accident
2) Get Help
-Check right away to see if injuries are suspected.
-Notify the proper authorities of the accident
3) Be Smart
-Get complete information about the other driver (license plate, insurance policy, contact info, drivers license)
-Describe the accident to the proper authorities exactly as it occured
4) Use that smart phone! Take pictures or videos of everything rather than writing everything down on paper that could possibly get lost!!!

With winter behind us, and spring just ahead you may be preparing for some seasonal travel. The team at Tynans Kia wants to offer you spring car care tips to make sure your vehicle is reliable and running efficiently.

    Check the Battery
    Check the Brakes
    Inspect the Tires
    Check the Belts and Hoses
    Test the Air Conditioning

If you feel your vehicle needs any tuning up for your spring getaways please feel free to call Tynans Kia.

If Your Remote Stops Beeping when Locking You Vehicle

Its as simple as holding down a few buttons at the same time! Hold down the lock and unlock button towards the car and it should beep. From now on, upon locking the car, you should hear your beep.

Maybe you don't want your car to beep when you lock it? Same thing, simply hold the buttons down at the same time and it should stop beeping!

How to Lock Your Car and Why

I locked my car. As I walked away I heard my car door unlock. I went back and locked my car again three times. Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!! Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the store.
They were obviously watching me intently, and there was no doubt they were somehow involved in this very weird situation. I quickly chucked the errand I was on, jumped in my car and sped away. I went straight to the police station, told them what had happened, and found out I was part of a new, and very successful, scheme being used to gain entry into cars. Two weeks later, my friend's son had a similar happening...

While traveling, my friend's son stopped at a roadside rest to use the bathroom. When he came out to his car less than 4-5 minutes later, someone had gotten into his car and stolen his cell phone, laptop computer, GPS navigator, briefcase?you name it He called the police and since there were no signs of his car being broken into, the police told him he had been a victim of the latest robbery tactic -- there is a device that robbers are using now to clone your security code when you lock your doors on your car using your key-chain locking device.

They sit a distance away and watch for their next victim. They know you are going inside of the store, restaurant, or bathroom and that they now have a few minutes to steal and run. The police officer said to manually lock your car door-by hitting the lock button inside the car -- that way if there is someone sitting in a parking lot watching for their next victim, it will not be you.

When you hit the lock button on your car upon exiting, it does not send the security code, but if you walk away and use the door lock on your key chain, it sends the code through the airwaves where it can be instantly stolen.

This is very real.

Be wisely aware of what you just read and please pass this note on. Look how many times we all lock our doors with our remote just to be sure we remembered to lock them -- and bingo, someone has our code....and whatever was in our car.