Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

Here’s Why Your Vehicle Isn’t Starting

Friday, October 23rd, 2020
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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.  


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

Friday, September 25th, 2020
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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.  


What Do I Do When Driving in a Flood?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
Vehicles driving through flooded road

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. 


Emergency Preparedness: Swimming Skills and Water Safety

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
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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.  


How Can I Pay Off My Loan Early?

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
Couple looking at tablet to pay off car loan early

Steps to Paying Off a Car Loan Early 

For many borrowers, paying loans is something that becomes routine and is done without much thinking. However, after a few years, many seek relief from the monthly payments. Whether you’ve found yourself with a recent bonus check, new job, or any other major change to your financial status, you may be considering cashing in that check and paying off your Kia Sportage car loan early.  


Will Deferring My Auto Loan Hurt My Credit?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
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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 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.  


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? 


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.  


Friendly Kia’s Test Drive Tips and Tricks

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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What to Look for While Test Driving a Car 

After you’ve been searching around the Friendly Kia inventory to find the vehicle, or maybe vehicles, you like best, the next step in the process is coming by our dealership for a test drive. Test driving your next potential vehicle is crucial to deciding whether or not the car you have your eyes and heart set on is going to be the right fit for you.