Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks / Informative’ Category

What Is Kia Drive Mode Select and What Are the Drive Modes?

Monday, June 29th, 2020
Close Up of 2020 Kia Stinger Driver Information Display with Drive Mode Select Modes

How Does Kia Drive Mode Select Work? 

Kia cars and crossovers are at the forefront of automotive innovation with a wealth of innovative technology and features that will fine tune performance when you get behind the wheel. Kia Drive Mode Select is an automotive advancement that will upgrade your drive at every turn and many drivers want to know – how does Kia Drive Mode Select work? Find out with this quick, in-depth overview created by Concord Kia! 


How Many Kia Cars and Crossovers Are Available with All-Wheel Drive?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
Close Up of AWD Badge on Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos

Which Kia Models Are Available with AWD Concord CA? 

Are you looking for a car or crossover that is at home on the freeway and dirt roads? Look no further than the Kia model lineup at Concord Kia. Drivers in search of a rugged and capable Kia may want to know – which Kia models are available with AWD in Concord, CA? We have the answers for you in this quick Kia model guide and we will help you find the right fit.  


Kia Models Add Kia Dynamax™ AWD System to Improve Performance

Monday, May 11th, 2020
Gray 2020 Kia Sorento on Dirt Trail

How Does Kia Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive Work? 

Do you love family adventures on the road less traveled? Are you looking for a more capable vehicle when faced with inclement weather or rough road conditions? All-wheel drive may be the answer and the Kia brand has got you covered with the intelligent Kia Dynamax™AWD System that is a highlight of the 2020 Kia Sorento. Many drivers interested in an all-wheel drive Kia crossover may want to know – how does Kia Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive work – and this overview will provide the answers you need. 


Driving your vehicle during quarantine measures can prevent mechanical issues

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
low angle of woman driving car

Is not driving your car during quarantine bad for the car?

With the current coronavirus crisis, we in California (and many across the nation) are under orders to stay at home with the exception of essential travel. This is important in order to help slow or stop the spread of the virus, which causes the illness COVID-19. While many businesses are closed and non-essential travel is not allowed, some recreation is still allowed outdoors as long as you maintain proper social distancing by staying at least six feet away from people, as well as wearing protective masks as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control. This is good, because you will find you’ll need to take your vehicle out for a ride once in a while rather than keeping it cooped up in the garage. Is not driving your car during quarantine bad for the car? Yes, and we will explain why. 


Is it illegal to drive without auto insurance in California?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
paper car covered by hands on a table

Is car insurance mandatory in California?

Insurance is a tricky road to navigate, but it is something that is necessary for your own protection in case you find yourself needing such financial assistance. Automobile insurance in particular can be a hard one to figure out, but it is so important to the financial well-being of drivers everywhere that many states have made it illegal to drive without insurance. Is car insurance mandatory in California? Yes, it is a requirement of all vehicles operated or parked on the roads in this great state. Read ahead for some more details. 


How to use the Tire Pressure Monitoring System in your Kia Sportage

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
kia sportage driving on a snowy road

2019 Kia Sportage Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Newer models are sometimes equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMSs). TPMSs check the vehicle’s tire pressure and report to the driver, usually through the instrument panel of the vehicle. The TPMS of the 2019 Kia Sportage is easy to use and convenient for vehicle maintenance. Watch the video below to learn how to use the Tire Pressure Monitoring System in your Kia Sportage.


How to use the Auto Defogger in your Kia vehicle

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
white kia cadenza in the snow

Video guide to defogging your Kia vehicle

We all know the struggle of vehicle windows fogging up when the inside temperature of the vehicle does not match the outside temperature. It is not only frustrating to have your vision obscured by a white film but dangerous since the glare on the fog or the thickness of the fog can prevent a driver from seeing through their vehicle’s windshield. Thankfully, your Kia vehicle can help you deal with unruly fog. Watch the video guide of how to use the auto defogger in your Kia vehicle to learn how.


How Far Can You Travel in a Kia Vehicle with Low Fuel?

Friday, May 10th, 2019
Exterior view of a red 2019 Kia Stinger driving over a bridge in the country

Driving Range in a Kia Vehicle with Low Fuel Warning

Are you interested in discovering how far you can drive your Kia vehicle while the Low Fuel Warning Light is on? If so, then you have come to the right place! Our staff here at Concord Kia is very knowledgeable on the warning lights inside Kia vehicles and can help you to discover just how far you can travel after the Low Fuel Warning Light turns on. We recommend that you stop to fill your tank as soon as the light shows up, but we also know that the nearest gas station may be a little further away. Now, let’s find out just how far you can travel in your Kia vehicle with the Low Fuel Warning Light on together!


Active safety features vs. passive safety features

Monday, February 18th, 2019
front-right view of dark gray kia sorento

The most important part of any vehicle is its safety. Whether you’re a driver or a passenger, you should make sure the vehicle you’re in is as safe as possible. Driving is inherently dangerous, but modern technologies have made it safer than ever before. Automotive safety features can be active or passive. These features are vital to providing a safe ride, but how do they differ? Keep reading to learn more.  (more…)

What is the difference between conventional oil and synthetic oil? 

Friday, January 25th, 2019
engine oil being poured into red funnel

If you have spent any time around an auto parts store, you have likely seen conventional and synthetic motor oil. What’s the difference? Is one better than the other? A big part of being a car owner is maintenance. And one of the main ways to do that is by getting your oil changed regularly. Your mechanic might recommend synthetic oil, so let’s discuss what makes these oil types different.  (more…)