Archive for the ‘General Information’ Category

Where Can I Find Affordable Used Vehicles in Tampa?

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
Salesman showing customer a car

Pre-Owned Vehicles Under $10,000 Around Tampa 

Used vehicles are in high demand these days and shoppers around the Tampa Bay area may be wondering where they can find the best deals on used cars. Friendly Kia has a wide range of pre-owned vehicles in its showroom, including a sizable lineup of pre-owned vehicles under $10,000. 


Understanding Down Payments and Trade-Ins

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
Couple sitting on couch with salesman

Do I Need to Have a Down Payment? 

Hearing the promise of no down payments on a new vehicle can give you the push you’ve been looking for to get a new vehicle – but are no down payments a good thing? Do you need to have a down payment in the first place? Understanding down payments, vehicle financing, and vehicle trade-ins can be difficult. We at Friendly Kia want to make the car buying process as easy as possible which is why we’ve put together this helpful financing guide. Keep reading to learn more about automotive down payments and trade-ins. 


Which 2021 Kia Seltos Model Should I Get?

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos exterior

2021 Kia Seltos Trim Level Options 

Changing the game since it first arrived, the 2021 Kia Seltos has done more than make a name for itself. Quickly becoming the face of the Kia brand, the Seltos is bringing everything adventure-seeking drivers need in an affordable crossover package. There’s no other vehicle on the market that is quite like the Seltos. Not only does this Kia bring standard all-wheel drive, in-demand technology features, and a kicked-up engine lineup, but it does so at a cost that falls far below the competition. Each of the 2021 Kia Seltos trim level options is a complete knockout, but which one is right for you? 


How Safe are Kia Vehicles?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
Kia safety diagram with black "2020 Kia Safety" text

IIHS Names 2020 Kia Vehicles as Top Safety Picks 

No other vehicle brand does safety quite like Kia. The vehicles that Kia has produced over the years are known for snagging awards left and right for things like safety, being a best fit for families or graduates, interior design, and more. One area that Kia shines in is safety and a big reason for that is the implementation of Kia Drive Wise in all of its vehicles. This suite of safety and driver assistance features changes the way drivers experience their time on the road and it helps instill confidence in drivers and passengers.  


Friendly Kia Offers Fastest Automotive Service Around

Thursday, June 4th, 2020
Kia serviceman with "Friendly Kia Express Service" black text

Tampa Bay Express Automotive Service 

The need for automotive service can come up at some of the most inconvenient times and often drivers put off routine maintenance because they just don’t have time to get into the shop. The team at Friendly Kia understands that not everyone wants to wait around at the automotive shop for hours on end. That’s why we offer Express Automotive Service to help keep Tampa Bay drivers on the road.  


Is Kia Producing Vehicles Right Now?

Monday, June 1st, 2020
Closeup of two Kia logos

Kia Vehicle Production Updates 

Across the globe many auto manufacturers put their production lines on standby, halting vehicle manufacturing everywhere. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, businesses everywhere shut down to keep their employees safe at home. After some time, some companies turned to producing personal protective equipment to help communities throughout the country as we faced the pandemic head-on. Kia was one of the companies.  


Battle of the Brands: Kia vs Lexus

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
Closeup of Kia and Lexus logos

Kia vs Lexus Lineup Comparison 

Kia is continuing to expand its wheelhouse and has been adding luxury-inspired vehicles, like the Telluride, that have been giving luxury brands a run for their money. With the addition of more and more chiseled and sophisticated vehicles, the Lexus brand has become more of a competitor for the Kia brand. That’s why in this edition of Friendly Kia’s Battle of the Brands we are putting Kia and Lexus up against one another to see how the two will battle it out.  


Battle of the Brands: Kia vs Buick

Monday, May 18th, 2020
Closeup of Kia logo and Buick logo

Kia vs Buick Lineup Comparison 

When it comes to SUVs and crossovers, Buick is one of the Kia brand’s top competitors. Both Kia and Buick produce full-size SUVs and compact crossovers that appeal to the tastes of many. Since the beginning, shoppers have often found themselves torn between choosing a Kia and choosing a Buick. That’s why we thought it was only fitting to pair these two brands up against one another in this edition of Battle of the Brands.  


Battle of the Brands: Kia vs GMC

Monday, May 11th, 2020
Closeup of Kia logo and GMC logo

Kia vs GMC Lineup Comparison 

In the past we have compared Kia to some of its top competitors and some of its less likely competitors. GMC is one of those brands that Kia has been compared to in the past but isn’t often the first manufacturer to come to mind when you think of Kia competitors. In this edition of Battle of the Brands we are putting Kia and GMC head to head to help out those folks who are finding themselves stuck between these two automakers and want some help coming to a decision.  


Tour Famous Museums Online with Virtual Tours

Friday, May 8th, 2020
Vector image of visitors at museum

9 Famous Museums Offer Online Tours 

Across the globe, museums continue to keep their doors closed to the public but many have turned to virtual tours online to allow everyone access to their greatest treasures. Some museums have implemented virtual tour tools on their sites to allow users to have the same experience as they would walking through the building. Other museums have uploaded high-definition photos of their exhibits along with stories about each piece. Below we have provided links for nine famous museums that you can take online tours of right now. Instead of dreaming of flying to Paris to tour the Louvre Museum, visit it right now virtually with an online tour.