Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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Automotive Emergency Kit Supplies DIY

What Supplies Do I Need in a Vehicle Emergency Kit? 

Whether you are heading out on your soul-searching road trip, or you’ve just decided to add a little more preparation to your life, keeping a vehicle emergency kit in your car is never a bad idea. Roadside emergencies and inconveniences can happen when we least expect them to and being prepared for when they happen can make the entire process a little less stressful.  

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What Should I Do with My Kia Lease Near New Port Richey?

Kia Lease Returns and Lease-End Options Tampa FL 

Leasing a new Kia vehicle is the perfect choice for shoppers looking for low monthly car payments. When you choose to lease a new Kia vehicle, you’ll have the option to get behind the wheel of a brand-new vehicle every few years when your lease is up. If you haven’t leased a Kia vehicle in the Tampa Bay area previously, you might be wondering what you should do with your Kia lease now that your contract is coming to an end.  

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What Should I Look for in a Used Kia Around Tampa Bay?

Used Kia Buying and Test Drive Tips and Tricks 

When it comes to finding your next vehicle, a used option can always be a great fit in terms of price and value. Often times our used Kia models here at Friendly Kia come with aftermarket features or upgrades that would normally raise the price in a newer model. As you search for a used Kia around Tampa Bay, though, you may be wondering what things you should be checking before buying your new-to-you Kia Soul.   

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Removing and Repairing a Nail in Your Kia Tire

How to Fix a Nail in a Tire 

Many things revolving around vehicles are unavailable and unpredictable. One lingering threat that surrounds our vehicles is stray nails looking for a tire to pop. No matter how conscious you are about where you drive or park your vehicle, you can almost guarantee that at some point in time you’ll find your Kia vehicle has a nail or screw stuck in the tire.  

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Debunk Your Dashboard: What Do My Kia Vehicle’s Dashboard Lights Mean?

Kia Dashboard Warning Lights Glossary Guide 

If you’ve found that your Kia vehicle has gotten into the holiday spirit by lighting up its dashboard like a Christmas tree, then this guide is for you. Understanding what all the different dashboard lights mean in our Kia vehicles can be tricky and knowing which ones are urgent and which ones can be ignored for a while (it’s okay, we’re all human) can get confusing. This Kia dashboard warning lights glossary guide will give you the different meanings of each dashboard light in your 2021 Kia Forte to help you the next time your Kia dashboard lights up the night.  

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Here’s Why Your Vehicle Isn’t Starting

Why Won’t My Kia Vehicle Start? 

If you’ve just hopped behind the wheel of your Kia vehicle and are wondering why your vehicle’s ignition just won’t crank, then this guide is here to help. There can be a broad range of reasons why your vehicle isn’t starting, and this guide will go over some of the most common reasons why your car is failing to turn on. So, take a deep breath, put the key down, and keep reading to see what’s keeping your Kia Seltos from starting.  

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

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.  

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What Do I Do When Driving in a Flood?

How to Protect Your Vehicle from Flood Damage 

Flooding happens quickly and rapidly, and we are not always able to get off the road in time before being faced with rising water. Our vehicles are not meant to travel through high levels of standing water, and while some can tolerate a few inches of water, it is always best to avoid standing water whenever possible. 

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Emergency Preparedness: Swimming Skills and Water Safety

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.  

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