The Features that Keep You Safe on the Road

When you take your Kia vehicle out on the road, it is good to know what sorts of features and technology are helping you to stay safe. The next time you drive your Kia Carnival or Stinger around Amarilla, TX, you can do so knowing that some or all of these features are protecting you and your passengers.

Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology

This suite of safety features and technology does a wide array of things to protect you and your passengers in just about any driving condition. Kia Drive Wise is available on all new Kia vehicles. Some important features of Kia Drive Wise include:

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection

Whether you are driving in heavy traffic or in a crowded city street, even the most careful drivers can use some help in preventing potential collisions. FCA works independently of the driver to apply the brakes when a potential frontal collision is imminent.

Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert

This system keeps track of how you drive, and senses when your attention level appears to be reduced. It also alerts the driver if the vehicle begins to move forward from a still position.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

LDW uses cameras to monitor your vehicle's position on the road. If your vehicle begins to veer out of its lane, LDW warns you. It also warns you when you begin to depart your lane without first activating your turn signal.

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

Working in tandem with LDW, LKA applies steering to course-correct your vehicle if it begins to drift outside of its lane.

Lane Following Assist (LFA)

Whenever you have Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go activated, LFA will use the Kia vehicle's cameras to monitor lane markings and stay centered in its lane.

High Beam Assist (HBA)

Knowing when to use high beams has long been a challenge. They can be crucial for safely navigating a poorly lit road, but they can also make it difficult for approaching drivers to see. HBA solves this problem by detecting approaching vehicles and automatically changing your car's headlights from high beam to low beam.

Rear View Monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance

A rear view monitor automatically turns on when you put your vehicle into reverse, showing you a live feed of what's going on behind your vehicle. Guidelines also appear, giving you a clear visual aid for backing into a tight parking space.

Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)

ROA provides visual and audible warnings if any passengers are left unattended in the rear seat of the vehicle. ROA can also send a push notification to a registered account holder.

What is the difference between a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle and a used vehicle?

While any car that is being resold after having been driven might be categorized as "used", a vehicle that has been designated as CPO has been through a far more rigorous screening process. At Pete's Car Smart Kia, every vehicle that earns CPO certification has to meet specific criteria. First, they need to be no more than five years old and have less than 60,000 miles. Next, they need to undergo a 150-Point Quality Assurance Inspection. During this inspection, every single part of the vehicle will be inspected, from the brakes and wheels to the windows and sunroof. Only when the vehicle passes this inspection can it earn CPO status.

Want to see the safety features on a Kia vehicle of your own? Then come by Pete's Car Smart Kia and schedule a test drive today!

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