Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

When Do I Need to Replace My Tires?

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
Mechanic carrying a tire with "How Do I Know How Old My Kia Tires Are?" white text

How Do I Know How Old My Kia Tires Are?

Having a reliable set of tires is one of the most important aspects of staying safe on the road. Driving on old or damaged tires can make the difference between stopping and skidding on the road. But keeping track of the age of your tires and when you last purchased new ones can be difficult. This guide from Serra Gardendale Kia is going to give a few tips to help you check how old your tires are and know when they should be replaced. (more…)

How to Install Your Car Seat and Where to Get it Inspected

Thursday, May 9th, 2019
Preschool-aged boy in car with "Where Can I Get a Car Seat Inspection Near Gardendale, AL?" white text

Where Can I Get a Car Seat Inspection Near Gardendale, AL?

Properly installing a car seat is key to keeping your child riding safely in your vehicle. There are multiple ways to install your car seat, whether it’s using a seat belt or using the LATCH system. This guide will show you a step-by-step video, courtesy of BabyCenter, on how to properly install your child’s car seat. Keep reading to see how to install your car seat as well as find out where you can get your child’s car seat inspected near Gardendale, AL. (more…)

Learn How to Program Your Kia Key Fob Replacement

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Hand holding car keys with "How to Program Kia Key Fob" white text

How to Program Kia Key Fob

When you lose your key fob for good or it stops working you’ll have to get a replacement one if you want to be able to lock and unlock your vehicle without using the actual key. However, getting a replacement fob means that you’ll have to program it with your vehicle, which is actually much easier than one may think. Keep reading this guide to learn how you can program your Kia key fob at home.


How to Set Up and Use Navigation in a Kia Car

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
Navigation Home Screen in a Kia Car

Kia cars have plenty of great ways to stay connected on the go. With available navigation, for instance, you can get where you need to go while receiving turn-by-turn directions that are displayed right on your vehicle’s touchscreen interface. Not sure how to set up and use navigation in a Kia car? No worries! We have an official Kia how-to video right here, so keep on reading and learn more! While you’re at it, check out our extensive new Kia inventory, too! (more…)

How to Set Up Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in a Kia Car

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Apple CarPlay Display in a Kia Car

Two of the most must-have features in recent memory—and arguably of all time—Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have taken the nation by storm! These high-tech systems allow car owners everywhere to stay connected on the go just as well as they would with their smartphones in the palms of their hands. As much as the average car customer loves Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, there are still many, many people in the world today who don’t know how to set up these systems in their compatible vehicles. That’s precisely why our team at Serra Gardendale Kia is here to help you learn how to set up Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in a Kia car! Keep on reading and learn all about it! (more…)

What Should I Make for Mother’s Day Brunch?

Friday, April 27th, 2018
Brunch Items on a Table for Mom's Day

Mom’s Day 2018 Breakfast Recipes and Dishes

Mother’s Day is coming up quickly and we’re getting ready for the holiday here at Serra Mazda. In honor of the upcoming holiday, we’re putting together a list of suggestions for Mom’s Day 2018 breakfast recipes and dishes to help you out with your plans for the holiday.


How to set up Bluetooth in your Kia

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Man holding a smartphone with the words "4-step Bluetooth setup guide"

Even if your smartphone has top-of-the-line speakers, nothing beats hearing your favorite music right from the speakers of your Kia. Fortunately, Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to sync your smartphone in a matter of minutes. Best of all, whether you have an iOS- or Android-supported device, the Bluetooth setup is relatively the same. Here are our tips on how to set up Bluetooth on your Kia fast. (more…)

What to do if your car doesn’t have Bluetooth

Sunday, March 25th, 2018
Person holding a phone with text that says "Bluetooth setup guide"

Shopping for a used vehicle has many benefits. Best of all, it’s very easy to find a vehicle for under $10,000. The only downside is that used vehicles usually won’t have the high-tech features that brand-new models do. Especially if you choose a model older than 5 years, you can expect that it may not have features like automatic climate control, heated seats or a premium sound system. So what do you do if your car doesn’t have Bluetooth? There are a number of things you can do, including Bluetooth car kits, auxiliary cables and much more. (more…)

Kia Bluetooth setup & troubleshooting

Monday, March 12th, 2018
Troubleshooting Bluetooth connection issues

How to fix Kia Bluetooth connection issues

Is your Kia’s Bluetooth connectivity giving you trouble? There are a variety of things you can do to troubleshoot any number of connection issues. Here are some of the most common questions we run into. (more…)

How to Choose your next Compact Crossover Model

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
2018 Kia Soul in White vs 2018 Toyota C-HR in Gray

2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Toyota C-HR Comparison

When you decide to shop for a new compact crossover, the choices available to you are plentiful. It is our intention here at Serra Kia to provide our customers with easy-to-use and transparent research tools so that the car shopping process can be done with ease and simplicity. We’re putting together our 2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Toyota C-HR comparison to test out these two compact crossover models.