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Top Five Educational Websites for Kids
With safer-at-home orders and social distancing measures in place, it can be hard to keep kids busy, especially when school lessons are done for the day. After being home all day, each and every day, facing the weekend can seem a bit intimidating and you may start to wonder how you can keep your kids busy this weekend.(more…)
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.(more…)
How to Disinfect Your Kia Vehicle’s Cabin
As the importance of keeping things as clean and disinfected as possible has reached a critical peak it is time to look at somewhere that may have slipped your mind – your vehicle. We spend just as much time in our vehicles each day as we do in our homes or at work, which means our cars can be breeding grounds for germs and illnesses. The time is now to deep clean and disinfect your Kia vehicle’s cabin and here are the top 10 things you should be disinfecting in your vehicle.(more…)
Kia Apple iPhone 11 Connection Instructions
Getting your iPhone 11 hooked up to your Kia might be one of the first things on your to-do list when you get a new Kia vehicle. Thankfully, turning your vehicle’s infotainment screen into a mirror image of your iPhone 11 is easy thanks to Apple CarPlay®. Simply follow these Apple iPhone 11 connection instructions to get your phone hooked up to your new Kia.(more…)
iPhone XS Kia UVO Pairing Instructions
More than simply the products and services they’re offering, visionaries are often driven by a purpose. This purpose fills their work and imbues their creations with a kind of spirit that continues long into the brand’s lifecycle. When talking about visionary work, it’s hard not to think about the Apple iPhone. (more…)
5 Ways to Pick the Best Car for Your Teen
One of the most undeniable markers that your child is becoming more mature and independent is their progression through driving school, behind-the-wheel time and an exam that marks them becoming drivers. Like many things, it’s easy to swing too far one way or the other when it comes to allowing your children to enjoy the freedom that comes with driving. (more…)
What is Kia UVO and How Does It Work?
When it comes to staying both informed and entertained on the road, manufacturers are stepping up their game. Not only has it become somewhat of an arms race to see who can put the most premium branded infotainment experience in their vehicles, but it’s a safety issue as well. The grim truth is that a driver who has been in an accident with a vehicle is unlikely to buy from that manufacturer again. So, small investments in minimizing distractions with technology can go a long way for future sales. (more…)
Connect iPhone X to Apple CarPlay in a Kia Vehicle
Is there any feeling more freeing than setting out on a big road trip with the perfect playlist? Maybe you prefer a podcast or an audiobook. Maybe you’re planning on relying on navigation while you listen to that amazing late-summer drive playlist you cooked up. (more…)
How Does My Engine Work?
At Friendly Kia, we’ve always been committed to transparent and honest automotive service. The people we help feel good and secure about their vehicles every day are the same people who we see at our kids’ parent-teacher conferences or help us with our bathroom remodeling project. You’re our neighbors and because of that, we want to not only give you our assurance that we take our role as Kia service technicians seriously, but also give you some information that can keep you safe from less-Friendly automotive service centers. (more…)
Car Washing Tips to Ensure a Spot Free Shine
Having a clean car and being able to check an item off a to-do list are both happiness-boosting things. Working in such a way that there is a visible and immediate reward has proven psychologic benefits. Not only do you feel that rush of dopamine you get from accomplishing something (something you can see the result of, by the way, unlike those TPS reports you stayed after work to file on Thursday), but feeling like something you own is clean and attractive also helps you take pride in a crucial possession. (more…)