Archive for August, 2020

2020 Kia Soul Receives a Stamp of Approval from Tampa Bay Dogs

Monday, August 31st, 2020
Front view of red 2020 Kia Soul and happy dog in vehicle

Is the 2020 Kia Soul a Good Car for Pet Owners? 

For some of us our pets are our at-home companions, someone to come home to for unconditional love after a long day at work. For others, our pets are our ride-or-die, best buds for life who we just can’t imagine going on any adventure without.  


Want Cookout Ideas for Labor Day Weekend 2020? Here’s Your Guide!

Friday, August 28th, 2020
Closeup of person grilling

Local Butcher Shops for Labor Day 2020 Tampa Bay  

Many typical Tampa Bay-area Labor Day traditions have been canceled or postponed this year to help locals stay safe and healthy as social distancing guidelines are still strongly enforced. While Labor Day around Tampa will look a little different this year, one thing will remain the same and that is that backyard cookouts will be going on all around town this upcoming holiday weekend.  


Kia Confirms Engine and Safety Updates for 2021 Kia Stinger

Thursday, August 27th, 2020
Blue Korean 2021 Kia Stinger

2021 Kia Stinger Engine Updates Revealed 

Kia has lifted the veil off of the long-awaited 2021 Kia Stinger, confirming circling suspicions about updated engines and technology. While we looked at the revised design of the Stinger previously, today Kia confirmed the updates we have all been waiting for.  


Will Deferring My Auto Loan Hurt My Credit?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
Closeup of person in suit talking with another individual

What Happens When You Defer a Car Payment? 

From time to time nearly every loan borrower finds themselves struggling to make ends meet to pay their car loans. Whether an emergency has come up, a payday doesn’t fall when expected, or additional bills and payments have popped up, finding the money to make a full car payment can sometimes be difficult.  


How Big is the 2021 Kia Sedona?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
Rear view of blue 2021 Kia Sedona

2021 Kia Sedona Passenger and Cargo Space 

Without a doubt, the 2021 Kia Sedona is the best passenger vehicle on the market. With space for up to eight passengers, versatile seating and cargo options, and plenty of personality, there’s simply nothing better for families than a 2021 Sedona from Friendly Kia.  


How to Prepare Your Kia for a New Baby

Monday, August 24th, 2020
Man putting baby in car seat

Car Seat Installation and Inspection Locations in Tampa Bay 

If you are preparing to bring a new child home for the first time you may be finding yourself overwhelmed with things to do. One thing many new parents overlook is how to prepare their vehicle for their new baby. While installing a car seat is obvious, more goes into preparing your Kia for a new baby than just having the right seat installed. Check out our tips below for how to baby-proof your vehicle and see where you can get your car seat installation inspected at various locations in Tampa Bay.  


Auto School: When Should I Check my Coolant Levels?

Friday, August 21st, 2020
Engine coolant pressure light turned on

Why Does My Coolant Light Come on When I Start My Car? 

Any time your dashboard warning lights pop on it can be unsettling – even ones that you see every day. If your coolant light is popping on each time you get behind the wheel, you might be wondering when and if you should check your vehicle’s coolant levels. This edition of Friendly Kia’s Auto School is going to go over the coolant system in your vehicle to help you better understand what’s going on below the hood.  


Can I Drive on a Bent Rim?

Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Closeup of vehicle wheel

Five Car Repairs You Can’t Put Off 

Bent rims happen suddenly and sometimes we don’t even notice we have one until we look closely at our vehicles. Getting a bent rim is actually quite a bit easier than one would expect – all it takes is hitting the right curb or pothole and your rim will go from a perfect circle to bent out of shape. But can you drive on a bent rim? 


Take a Tour of the New Kia Sedona Here!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
Side view of black 2021 Kia Sedona

2022 Kia Sedona First Look Video Tour 

The fourth-generation Kia Sedona is here and it is looking better than ever. The Sedona was unveiled at the Kia Beat 360 center in Korea and everything there is to love about this minivan was on full display. In the first look video tour below, Asian Petrolhead on YouTube takes viewers through multiple variations of the 2021 Kia Carnival or what could be the 2022 Kia Sedona, giving us a look at everything the Sedona is bringing to the table.  


Does the 2021 Kia K5 Have Wireless Apple CarPlay?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
Blue 2021 Kia K5

How to Connect to Wireless Apple CarPlay® in 2021 Kia K5 

The Kia brand’s latest arrival, the 2021 Kia K5, comes equipped with some of the latest and greatest in-car entertainment features. One of the biggest standouts from this vehicle’s resume is the addition of wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ — two firsts for the Kia brand.