Archive for the ‘General Information’ Category

Can I Go Outside During the Hillsborough County Safer at Home Orders?

Friday, March 27th, 2020
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What Does Safer at Home Mean in Tampa Florida? 

As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to escalate across the globe, many individuals have done their part in practicing social distancing to slow the spread. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that everyone practice social distancing by staying home whenever possible and when it is necessary to leave, keep a generous distance of six feet between yourself and those around you.  


Friendly Kia Streamlines Online Vehicle Shopping Options

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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Where Can I Buy a Vehicle Online in Tampa? 

As we face uncertainty with each passing day, needing a new vehicle right now can come with an overwhelming amount of stress. Luckily for Tampa-area car shoppers, we have streamlined our vehicle shopping options at Friendly Kia to help those in need of a new vehicle.  

With our virtual shopping options, customers are able to complete all of the necessary steps and paperwork before coming into the Friendly Kia dealership. And if you don’t want to come to the dealership, you don’t have to! We’re offering at-home test drives and free delivery on all new and used vehicle purchases. So, if you’ve been wondering where you can buy a vehicle online in Tampa, Friendly Kia is the perfect spot for you to shop.  


Wash Away Your Car’s Bad Luck this Friday the 13th

Friday, March 13th, 2020
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How to Quickly and Properly Wash Your Kia Vehicle at Home 

There’s nothing worse than finally getting around to washing your Kia and seeing it’s left with streaks, watermarks, and even sometimes scratches. Washing your vehicle at home can save you money and is a great way to ensure that every nook and cranny is accounted for while cleaning. While washing your vehicle may seem as easy as picking up a rag and a bucket of soapy water, there is actually a technique to properly washing your Kia at home. Check out the videos below, courtesy of Autoblog on YouTube, for some tips and tricks on how to wash away bad luck this Friday the 13th and get your Kia sparkling like new.  


Does Kia Have a New Logo Coming Out This Year?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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Kia New Logo for 2020

As far as brand reclamation goes, Kia has done an incredible job over the past ten years of seeing its brand perception switch from low-price, low-feature vehicles to market challengers that actively shape the automotive industry through innovation and style.


Kia Best Decade (So Far) Summarized

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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Kia’s Greatest Hits 2010-2019

If you’re like us, the arrival of the 20s has snuck up on you like the “clever girl” velociraptor in Jurassic Park. It’s true – we’re already looking at a new decade that has come and went with some of the most interesting, controversial and historically important moments and trends that are sure to mark our culture for decades to come.


Which Kia Models Have Good Safety Ratings?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
2020 kia optima driving on the coast

Kia Safety Ratings and Features in 2019

Your airbags and seatbelts and pretensioners and collapsible steering columns are tiny sources of comfort and confidence while you drive. They’ve always been there for you, just like they’ve always been in the automobile.


Kia Scholarship Celebrates Potential in Students Everywhere

Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Kia “Great Unknowns” Scholarship Information and How to Apply

Kia’s advertising history is about more than just chart-topping hits and dancing hamsters. For almost ten years, Kia used the biggest commercial platform of all – the “Super Bowl” – along with some A-list star power to highlight the panache and flair of its models. Christina Hendricks, Laurence Fishburne and Melissa McCarthy are just a few of the names that have lent their personalities to Kia’s challenger brand. (more…)

Kia Supports Heroes in Children’s Adventure Show

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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Kia Models in Tobot

At Friendly Kia, we’re big fans of pop culture. We write several blogs about film, tv and try and shine a light on interesting things people are doing in the world through our Facebook page and the Friendly Kia Blog here. (more…)

With the 1980s Back in Full Swing, Will Kia Be Making a Convertible?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Kia Convertible Models: Past, Present and Future

If you go by the way its portrayed through the romantic lens of nostalgia, the 1980s was a wild time of neon, synth-driven music and self-expression. It was referred to as “morning in America” in a now-iconic presidential campaign ad and was marked by its extremity and ambition. (more…)

How Can Your Favorite Kia Models Help the Best Car Scenes of All Time?

Monday, November 18th, 2019
2019 kia stinger in traffic in red color

Best Car Chases and How Kia Models Could Have Helped

The routine of our daily drives has made us, in many ways, forget about how insane driving can actually be. Rules of the road, infrastructure and crowded urban areas make driving feel like second nature for most of us, something we can do without really thinking about it. (more…)