Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

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.


Where can I buy the best Food for Thanksgiving 2017?

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Thanksgiving Dinner on a Table

Top 3 Markets in Birmingham AL for Turkey Day 2017

It’s getting close to Thanksgiving and we’re getting all prepared for our holiday meals. One of the best ways to make this holiday extra special is to get the very best ingredients for your holiday meal. We’re putting together a list of our picks for the top 3 markets in Birmingham, AL for Turkey Day 2017. Take a look!


Best Service Procedures for Summertime

Monday, July 31st, 2017
Tips for Car Maintenance and Repairs During the Summer Months

Tips for Car Maintenance and Repairs During the Summer Months

We love taking our cars out in summer for long drives. But, cars always need proper care to keep running smooth. In honor of the summer road trip season, we’re bringing you our favorite tips for car maintenance and repairs during the summer months.


What Foods Should I make for 4th of July 2017?

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Top 4 Tasty July 4th Recipes for your Independence Day Activities

Top 4 Tasty July 4th Recipes for your Independence Day Activities

When it comes to the 4th of July, we love throwing parties and spending time with our family and friends. In honor of this holiday, we’re putting together a list of our top 4 tasty July 4th recipes for your Independence Day activities. Try out some of these takes on good ‘ole American staples!