Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

When Do I Need to Replace My Tires?

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
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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
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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
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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.


Kia Dashboard Key Symbols Meaning

Monday, April 8th, 2019
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What Does the Key Icon on My Kia Dashboard Mean?

When icons light up on our Kia dashboards, we might not always be sure what they mean. Three different key-related icons can light up on our vehicle’s dashboard and this guide is going to help break down what these key icons mean. Keep reading to view these key symbols and learn what each one means.


What Should I Make for Mother’s Day Brunch?

Friday, April 27th, 2018
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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.


What is Happening for Memorial Day Weekend in Birmingham AL?

Friday, April 27th, 2018
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Memorial Day 2018 Parades, Parties and Fundraisers in Jefferson County

Memorial Day is not far off, and here at Serra Gardendale Kia, we’re getting ready for the holiday weekend. We’re putting together our list of suggestions for Memorial Day 2018 parades, parties and fundraisers in Jefferson County. Check these out and make your Memorial Day Weekend plans.


What is the best automotive oil?

Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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When it comes to your vehicle, only the best will do. From routine maintenance to the occasional repair, your vehicle should receive the care it deserves. And while you’re doing everything you can, you might find yourself wondering if there is more you can be doing to prolong the life of your vehicle. Synthetic oil has long been promoted as the best way to protect your vehicle’s engine, but is there any truth to it? What is the best automotive oil? (more…)

How to set up Bluetooth in your Kia

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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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
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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…)