Archive for September, 2019

Fall Back to Early Sunrises with the End of Daylight Savings Time

Monday, September 30th, 2019
2020 kia sportage near fall leafs and alarm clock

When Does Daylight Savings Time End in 2019?

It’s always a wild time throughout the year keeping up with the comings and goings of Daylight Savings Time. The is-it-EDT-or-EST panic is a common thread that goes throughout the year, forcing us to quickly type “is it saving daylight savings time?” into the Google search bar of our phone. (more…)

What Awesome Features Does the 2020 Kia Optima Have?

Friday, September 27th, 2019
three quarter shot of 2020 kia optima

2020 Kia Optima Features and Technology

Helping to break the midsize sedan out of the staid and predictable form for which it spent entire decades, the Kia Optima has challenged the status quo since its inception years ago. These days, the Kia Optima serves as a reminder that the midsize sedan can feel a lot like a luxury car at half the price. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Tampa skyline with "What's going on in the area this weekend" image superimposed

Tampa Bay Events September 28 and 29, 2019

It’s nearly October and that’s blowing our minds over here at Friendly Kia. Hard to believe Halloween is just over a month away and the winter holidays following in short order. (more…)

See the Stylish and Sophisticated Color Palette Available for Your 2020 Kia Optima!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
composite color image of 2020 kia optima

2020 Kia Optima Color Options

Refined and alluring, the Kia Optima is a midsize sedan that harkens back to what has historically made the midsize sedan such a popular and iconic segment. After all, the midsize sedan is the vehicle we likely associate most closely with the word “car.” (more…)

Go Back to Your Summer Place with Some of 2019’s Best Summer Jams

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
2019 kia stinger in orange with sunglasses on

Best Songs of Summer 2019: Mixtape

Although summer doesn’t mean the same relief from harsh cold and precipitation in Florida that it does in the northern states, it’s still a time when kids are out of school and everybody’s just a bit more lax about their otherwise stringent schedules. (more…)

Should I Buy a Used Kia Soul?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
funky picture of 2016 kia soul

Used Kia Soul Reliability

Unless you’re inheriting a gently-used model from a loved one, buying a pre-owned vehicle is a study in patience, research and eventually taking a leap of faith. Without knowing a vehicle’s history, it’s all guesswork – guesswork which can chill you to the bone imagining a vehicle revving up to 10,000 RPM on the freeway or sitting underwater for three days when the town aquarium burst open (is there even a way to get squid ink stains out of the seating?). (more…)

Where is that Rumored Kia Truck?

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Kia Telluride truck mockup

Kia Truck Release Date and Rumors

We like to split our time here on the Friendly Kia Blog between showing what is in the form of current model specs, features, comparisons etc. and what could be in the form of Kia concepts, Kias You Can’t Buy in the United States and more. As a brand with both two feet on the ground and a head in the clouds, Kia has mastered the art of remaining aspirational and thought-leading without ever overpromising. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Tampa skyline with "What's going on in the area this weekend" image superimposed

Tampa Bay Events September 21 and September 22, 2019

As we come to the final few weekends of September, one thing is obvious: 2019 has been stolen from us under our noses and it’s up to us to find a way to get it back. (more…)

How to Winterize Your Car (Even in Florida)

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
car driving on snowy road

Car Winterization Tips for Florida

Although winter is typically a season to fear for much of the nation, for us here in Florida, it can be a huge relief following the fall season that’s most likely to bring damaging wind and rain. For many of us, winter means finally some decent temperatures that aren’t 100 degrees with 99-percent humidity or 90 degrees with non-stop rain and wind. (more…)

Kias in the News: September 2019

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Kia News Network image with funny chiron

Kia News for September 2019

When you cover a company as dynamic and innovative as Kia, you get to learn a little bit about where to look to see what’s coming in the automotive industry. Often, the designers and engineers at Kia are the ones creating the technology and features which will come to be standard in all vehicles. (more…)