Archive for August, 2017
How far will my Kia go on empty?
Across the board, Kia vehicles are almost universally respected for have outstanding fuel economy scores from the Environmental Protection Agency. The automaker has put in a lot of effort to make sure each sedan, crossover SUV or wagon in its lineup will get as far as possible, using a little fuel as possible. This seems to present a challenge to some Kia owners who seem to really like to push limits. It’s pretty common for people to ask about how far their Kia will go with the needle on empty or the low fuel warning light comes on. Our sales team did some digging and picked the four most popular Kia models at Serra Gardendale Kia and found out how far they will go on ‘E.’ (more…)
What’s different with the 2018 Kia Rio?
A lot of automakers make subcompact sedans and hatchbacks. Not a lot of automakers are as proud of their subcompact vehicles as Serra Gardendale Kia is of both versions of the upcoming 2018 Kia Rio. For the new model year, the 2018 Rio sedan and hatchback have been completely redesigned and will offer more space, better technology and much the same level of fun-to-drive handling as its previous versions. Serra Gardendale Kia is expecting the 2018 Kia Rio to arrive in the showroom later this fall. When it finally does get here, anyone interested is seeing what’s new for the 2018 Kia Rio is more than welcome to schedule a test drive or just stop by the dealership to ask some questions. (more…)
2017 Oktoberfest festivals in Alabama
Alabama may not be world famous for its Oktoberfest celebrations, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have fun. Tickets are already on sale for the 2017 installment of Birmingham Oktoberfest on Sept. 23 at Caldwell Park. Make sure you’re hungry for some authentic German food, which you can wash down with some beer as well as dance to live music and play some Oktoberfest-themed games. Serra Gardendale Kia wants people to have plenty of time to get a new pair of lederhosen and answer as many questions as possible so every can make arrangements for the day. (more…)
Is Kia UVO free to use?
The capability of an automaker’s infotainment system has become just as important as figures for performance, fuel economy and safety. The Kia UVO infotainment suite has come a long way over the years and has become one of the most respected in the entire automotive industry. Buyers coming to Serra Gardendale Kia, especially first timers, often have a number of questions about how the Kia UVO suite works. Our sales team put together this handy guide to help people answer some of the most common questions they have about the new technology. If you’d like to see a live demonstration, make an appointment with a dealership representative today. (more…)
What should I do with eclipse glasses after it’s over?
Even if you didn’t walk outside to take a look at the grandiose event that was the Great North American Solar Eclipse of 2017, certainly you should be aware of it. Few things became as hard to find as the eyewear needed to safely view the moon covering the sun, but now what? Plenty of people are wondering today, ‘What should I do with eclipse glasses after it’s over?’ Serra Gardendale Kia has some suggestions ranging from donating them to how to properly recycle the frames. Of course, you could also choose to hang on to them until the next solar eclipse coming around on April 8, 2024. (more…)
Places to buy solar eclipse glasses in Birmingham, AL
For the first time in nearly a century, much of the continental United States will be able to a full-scale solar eclipse on Aug. 21. This is really a once in lifetime opportunity and Serra Gardendale Kia wants to make sure everyone has an opportunity to experience it. The most important piece of gear everyone will need to view the eclipse is a pair glasses that meet industry safety standards. Because of the buzz surrounding the event, many online retailers are already sold out. If you are looking for places to buy solar eclipse glasses in Birmingham, AL, Serra Gardendale Kia has found a list of stores selling shades approved by the American Astronomical Society. (more…)
Best new back to school car for 2017
In a few weeks, kids will be heading back to school. Parents and guardians have likely already started gathering pens, notebooks and new shoes. Those with older, and newly licensed, children may be in the market for another car. Kelley Blue Book recently published a list of their 10 coolest cars under $18,000 and the 2017 Kia Soul made the list. If you are new to the brand, let Serra Gardendale Kia introduce you to what think is the best new back to school vehicle for 2017. Since its inception in 2010, the Kia Soul has provided a safe and fun-to-drive solution, wrapped in one of the most unique silhouettes in the automotive industry. (more…)
Places to watch Alabama football near Birmingham, AL
Labor Day weekend is both the traditional end of the summer season and the start of something even greater, football season. Our beloved University of Alabama Crimson Tide opens the season on Sept. 2 against Florida State with a 7 p.m. kickoff. We can’t think of a better reason to get a group of friends together and find some new places to watch Alabama football near Birmingham, AL. The Serra Gardendale Kia sales staff has made some suggestions for their favorite places to catch a game. Hopefully, one of the sports bars and grills will work for your whole team. As always, ROLL TIDE! (more…)