Archive for the ‘General Information’ Category

Are All Kia Cars Built in America?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
White 2021 Kia Telluride on manufacturing line

Where are Kia Vehicles Made? 

Up until 2006, all Kia vehicles were made outside of North America, meaning any Kia vehicle you saw on the road was made overseas. These days, though, five of our beloved Kia vehicles are built in North America, with different models coming from different areas of the continent. Being a South Korean brand, many shoppers wonder if the vehicles themselves all come from South Korea. Get a look at exactly where your Kia vehicle was built in this Kia brand production location overview from Friendly Kia.  


Where Can I Upgrade My Lease to a Kia Seltos Near Clearwater?

Monday, October 19th, 2020
Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos exterior

Kia Lease Trade-In and Buyouts Tampa Bay 

With so many new vehicles hitting the automotive scene this fall, many Tampa Bay-area shoppers have been asking our team about trading in their current Kia lease model to upgrade to the latest Kia vehicles, like the 2021 Kia Seltos. Our lease trade-in and lease buyout programs make getting yourself behind the wheel of a new Kia model near Clearwater simple.  


When Do We Turn the Clocks Back in 2020?

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Alarm clock by pumpkin in fall scene

When Does Daylight Savings Time End in Florida 2020? 

The time to turn back our clocks is nearly here, meaning we are getting closer and closer to earlier sunrises and sunsets here in Florida. The end of Daylight Saving Time is quickly approaching and like many around our great state, you have likely found yourself Googling “when does Daylight Saving Time end in Florida 2020?”  


How Much is a 2018 Kia Soul Worth?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
Red 2018 Kia Soul and black "How Much is a 2018 Kia Soul Worth?" Text

Tampa Bay Kia Vehicle Trade-In Information  

If you’ve found yourself considering taking the plunge and upgrading to a new vehicle, you may be wondering how much your current vehicle is worth. At Friendly Kia, we offer free trade appraisals and rapid quotes so you know right away how much we can offer for your trade-in. Quit wondering how much your current vehicle is worth around Florida and instead use the online appraisal tool here on our website for instant results.  


Step-By-Step Guide to Cleaning Coffee Out of Kia Seats

Friday, September 25th, 2020
Person holding iced coffee in car with "How to Clean Spilled Coffee on Vehicle Seats" black text

How to Clean Spilled Coffee on Vehicle Seats 

Whether it’s your first cup of the day or your fourth, nothing quite compares to that terrible feeling of hitting a bump in the road or taking a turn too tight and your fresh cup of coffee goes flying. If you’ve recently found yourself in this situation and need to figure out how to clean spilled coffee out of your Kia Forte seats quickly, this guide is for you.  


How Much Space Is in Each 2021 Kia Telluride Row?

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Green 2021 Kia Telluride

2021 Kia Telluride Rear Legroom and Cargo Space 

Since the beginning the Kia Telluride has been taking home award after award, expanding its trophy case to more than 60 awards and titles. One of its most recognized and awarded features is its spacious seating and cargo area. The Telluride offers ample legroom in every row and plenty of space for cargo and passengers. But how big is the Kia Telluride and how much space is in each row? 


Emergency Preparedness: CPR

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
Closeup of individual demonstrating CPR on CPR dummy

How to Perform CPR and Local CPR Lessons Tampa Bay 

Being prepared for a wide range of emergencies is critical and as we continue to be in the middle of hurricane season our team at Friendly Kia has been putting together a series of emergency preparedness guides. So far we have covered hurricanes and swimming lessons and this time around we’ll be going over CPR.  


How Much Space is in the 2021 Kia Sportage Trunk?

Monday, September 14th, 2020
Red 2021 Kia Sportage driving

2021 Kia Sportage Trunk Space and Cargo Room 

As more and more individuals turn to crossover models and small SUVs, looking for a vehicle that offers just the right amount of space is key. It isn’t often that those who have only driven sedans want to jump immediately to a full-size SUV. A crossover or small SUV is the perfect middle ground for those who need a little more space than a small car but less space than a three-row SUV.  


Why Should I Buy a 2021 Kia Telluride?

Thursday, September 10th, 2020
Black 2021 Kia Telluride in front of sunset

2021 Kia Telluride Highlights and Features 

The Kia Telluride has quickly become one of the most popular members of the Kia lineup here at Friendly Kia, attracting a wide variety of drivers in the Tampa Bay area. Now in its second year on the market, the 2021 Telluride has brought a few minor enhancements to set it apart from last year’s model. 


Emergency Preparedness: Swimming Skills and Water Safety

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
Group of kids sitting on edge of pool learning swim lesson from coach in water

Swimming Schools and Lessons Tampa Bay FL 

Learning how to swim might be something fun to do during the summer, but it is also an essential part of being prepared in case of an emergency. Being able to swim is crucial for those living around Florida, as for many the threat of hurricanes and flooding is a yearly occurrence. While hurricanes are something we don’t often like to think about, being prepared for them is critical.