If you’re preparing to hit the open road with your beloved pet, there are certain steps you should take to ensure your pet’s comfort, safety, and overall well-being. Following these tips for travelling with pets will reduce your stress and ensure you and your furry friend have an enjoyable ride.
Have a pre-trip vehicle inspection. Being stranded on the side of the highway with your pet in the car sounds like one of the least-ideal situations ever. While humans are widely accepted as passengers in taxis, a friend’s car, or a tow truck, you’re going to have to do some serious bribing to get Fido on board. Make sure your dealership checks the air conditioning too, as it will be important to keep your car at a comfortable temperature both for your sanity and your pet’s health.
Secure your pet. All pets should ride in the backseat, and should be properly secured. Cats should travel inside their carriers, and dogs should be restrained by a harness designed for car use, or a secured crate. Never transport a pet in the bed of a pickup.
Pack well. Make sure you bring everything your pet will need for the duration of your trip. Make sure water and food (along with bowls) are easily accessible along with their leash. Throw a towel in the car in case they get wet or dirty at a rest stop. Also consider bringing favorite toys and any medicine they will need.
Stop often. Just like you, your pet will need to stretch his legs and use the bathroom – but you should make it a point to stop more frequently than you otherwise would. Offer water at every stop, and food when you think they need it. Be sure to walk them around the rest area for several minutes.
For more information, visit humainesociety.org.
Here at Gosset Kia, we hope you and your pet have a safe and enjoyable road trip. Be sure to make an appointment for that pre-trip vehicle inspection before you go!
Current Kia Sedona Available at Gossett Kia North!
The 2015 Kia Sedona is changing the game in the minivan segment. Designed to crush the negative reputation of minivans, the new 2015 Sedona is attracting a new generation of families back to the segment. In recognition of the Sedona’s advanced style and modern design, J.D. Power has awarded the 2015 Kia Sedona with its Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) award for the minivan segment.
The J.D. Power APEAL award is granted to vehicles whose owners are most satisfied with their new vehicles based on 10 categories. The study weights the following categories: audio, driving dynamics, exterior, fuel economy, heating and ventilation, interior, powertrain, seats, storage, and visibility.
“Customers want vehicles they’re proud to drive, and Sedona’s superior combination of a strong, confident design, advanced safety features, and premium amenities, is revolutionizing the minivan segment. Earning top honors in the J.D. Power APEAL study is affirmation from our customers of the new Sedona’s appeal and desirability,” commented Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning for Kia Motors America, in a statement.
Stop by Gosset Kia to check out the game-changing Kia Sedona for yourself. Packed with family-friendly technology and amenities, it’s a vehicle you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.
Current Kia Forte Available at Gossett Kia
The new 2016 Kia Forte packaging will offer drivers a lot more out of the already-sleek, stylish, award-winning sedan. A few new options will enhance the Forte’s overall repertoire, making it an even more desirable compact sedan.
The 2016 Forte will be available in two trims—LX and EX—and each will offer new additional packaging. The LX comes with standard steering wheel-mounted controls, SiriusXM and satellite radio, power windows and heated mirrors, and Bluetooth. You have the option of adding on the “Popular Plus” package to the LX also. The new packaging will add on cruise, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a rear camera display.
The EX trim level comes standard with a rear camera display, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED and front fog lights, and has the option of adding on the new “Premium Plus” package. The new EX package will add on LED taillights, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, dual-zone temperature control, and a 4.2-inch color LCD media center.
In addition to the two trim levels and new packaging, the Forte comes with two engine options as well. The 2016 Kia Forte offers premium amenities and great value to those looking for a compact sedan that has it all. Come visit Gossett Kia Covington Pike for more information.
Kia’s June sales numbers have officially been released and the automaker broke another record! Coming off a strong month in May where Kia set an all-time monthly sales record, June sales maintained the momentum and set another monthly record. In addition, Kia recorded the best-ever sales for the first half of the year in the company’s history.
June sales were individually led by the Kia Soul and Optima, and in total, Kia notched 54,137 units sold. Overall, Kia year-date sales are up 4.6%.
Current Kia Optima Available at Gossett Kia!
Michael Sprague, Chief Operating Officers and EVP of Kia Motors America, said, Customers continue to turn to Kia in increasing numbers for our world-class design, technology, value and, of course, our quality, which was recently reaffirmed in J.D. Power’s annual Initial Quality Study in which Kia finished second overall and first among non-premium brands.”
Kia continues to see tremendous success and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of that! Visit us at Gossett Kia Covington Pike to check out all of the new and award-winning models in Kia’s lineup.