Kia Niro: How vehicle radio works / AM (MW, LW) reception

AM broadcasts can be received at greater distances than FM broadcasts. This is because AM radio waves are transmitted at low frequencies. These long, low frequency radio waves can follow the curvature of the earth rather than travelling straight out into the atmosphere. In addition, they curve around obstructions so that they can provide better signal coverage.

FM reception
AM and FM radio signals are broadcast from transmitter towers located around your city. They are intercepted by the radio antenna on your vehicle. This signal is then received by the radio and s ...

FM radio station
FM broadcasts are transmitted at high frequencies and do not bend to follow the earth's surface. Because of this, FM broadcasts generally begin to fade at short distances from the station. A ...

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Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Necessary inspections
Fluid levels, such as engine oil, engine coolant, brake fluid, and washer fluid should be checked on a regular basis, with the exact interval depending on the fluid. Further details are provided in chapter 8, “Maintenance”. WARNING Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle c ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Storage compartment
These compartments can be used to store small items. CAUTION To avoid possible theft, do not leave valuables in the storage compartment. Always keep the storage compartment covers closed while driving. Do not attempt to place so many items in the storage compartment that the storage compar ...

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