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Buckle Up and Avoid Motion Sickness on the Road

Motion sickness is a debilitating condition that can ruin any road trip. If not treated immediately, it can quickly progress to nonstop nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. Natural remedies such as peppermint or ginger have been shown to stop the symptoms before they start. Acupressure bands and focusing on the horizon can help to restore equilibrium to your brain and counteract the effects of the movement. Over-the-counter medications such as Dramamine can be taken as a preventative measure prior to beginning the trip. 

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Sharing the Road with Bikes

As more residents take to riding bikes on streets and roads, there is a greater need for driver awareness. Despite the growing number of bicyclists, many drivers are not sufficiently on guard for cyclists and the need to share the road. Bike lanes help drivers and cyclists share the road, and drivers must exercise care when driving and making turns near bike lanes.

Most drivers understand the importance of watching for bicyclists. They can avoid collisions by looking out for bikes and spotting their reflective gear at night to avoid getting too close. 

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Features in the New Volvo XC90 Momentum Trim

The all-new Volvo XC90 Momentum Trim is a popular luxury SUV for good reason. Here are two features you'll want to take a closer look at to appreciate.

Get the Volvo XC90 Momentum Trim on the road and activate the Adaptive Cruise Control feature, the vehicle does more than simply cruise at the desired speed. If the radar senses a vehicle ahead moving too slow, the car powers down enough to keep a safe distance til clear, then resumes that desired speed once clear. 

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Comfort For Everyone in the XC60 Inscription

The XC60 Inscription from Volvo has many features that are designed to help you and your passengers stay comfortable. This sought-after luxury SUV has a robust climate control system and an attractive moonroof.

The moonroof is expansive. It extends beyond the front seats and into the back so that your passengers can enjoy the view. With a simple press of a button, you can open the roof up to let in some air. You can also control light with the included shade. 

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Make Your Road Trip Extra Fun with Games

Giles Automotive wants the time that you spend on the road with your family to be enjoyable and time where you all are able to bond. There are games that you can play to make your road trip fun.

Start up a game where everyone writes down the states that they see listed on the license plates of those vehicles passing you. The one with the most states written down at the end of the day is the winner. Have someone in the vehicle think of an object and then play twenty questions as everyone else tries to figure out…

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Learn More About the History of Horsepower

Horsepower was developed in the eighteenth century but is still an important unit of measurement today. James Watt had recently developed a new steam engine that was superior to anything on the market. He tried to convince buyers to give this new machine a try, but they were skeptical. They had already seen the failures of past steam engines and weren't willing to replace their faithful horses with an unknown engine.

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Is All-Wheel or Four-Wheel Drive Best for Your Needs?

When most of us think about all-wheel or four-wheel drive, we think of jeeps in mud or, climbing the side of a mountain in a blizzard. Our staff members at Giles Automotive would like to explain these features, and, how they can benefit the average driver every day. Adventurer or not, these features are designed to keep our families’ safety in any type of scenario. Of course, they do provide additional traction, leading to better vehicle handling.

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Make Holiday Food Transport Stress-Free

Driving to see family for the holidays can cause you enough stress and anxiety. Driving with food in the car can make those feelings more intense. If you have an interior that is cleanable with a rag and cleaner, you will not stress as much. If you have an interior that does not clean well, this can cause you to panic each time you hit a bump. Traveling with food doesn’t have to be stressful. You can drive to see family during the holidays without freaking out each time that you hit a bump.

While traveling, the idea is…

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What Kind Of Tires Do I Need?

Choosing the right kind of tires for your car is a vital role in enhancing the efficiency and ride quality of your vehicle. Tires are the only parts of the vehicle touch the ground and without them, you wouldn't get very far. Therefore, you must take serious consideration of the type of tire that you want for your vehicle to have to obtain the intended performance. There are several different types of tires to choose from. So which tires are best for you and your car?

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Pass the gas stations by in the 2018 Nissan LEAF

Are you planning a trip to New Orleans? Whether you are going for a weekend getaway to watch Drew Brees throw touchdown passes or you're just heading downtown to meet with some friends, you can make the trip without the cost of gasoline. The 2018 Nissan LEAF can now make it 150 miles on one charge, easily enough to make it to a Saints game.

The first step in the relaunch of Nissan's EV platform returns in 2018 with a new designed look, more interior technology and the ability to go 150-miles on a single charge, coming with…

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