Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks / Informative’ Category

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…)

Helpful tips for renting a car 

Monday, December 31st, 2018
man in blue suite holding car keys

The ability to rent a car is a great convenience. If you’re going on vacation, having an easy way to get around is pretty important. Sure, you could call a cab or an Uber, but wouldn’t it be easier if you just had a temporary vehicle of your own? Enter the rental car business. While renting a car is a great option, it can be expensive if you don’t know a few tricks. Check out some helpful tips below.  (more…)

What to pack in a winter supply kit 

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
man screaming in snow with broken down car in background

The winter months can be harsh for everyone, even for those in Northern California. Even if your hometown doesn’t get pummeled with winter weather, you may go on a road trip to see family where the snow has hit a little harder. In any event, check out our tips for what to pack in your vehicle in case of emergency in the wintertime.  (more…)

What to pack in an emergency roadside kit 

Monday, November 19th, 2018
red truck broken down on desolate dirt road

One should always be prepared for the worst. Even though the nightmare scenario of being stranded is not very likely, if it does happen and you aren’t prepared for it, it can be a life-threatening situation. If you do get stranded and you have the right supplies, you can make the best out of a bad situation. Check out what you should pack in an emergency roadside kit below.  (more…)

How can I improve the fuel economy of my Kia?

Friday, September 14th, 2018
Someone filling up their gas tank

Purchasing a fuel-efficient Kia model is the right step towards ensuring you won’t be paying an arm and a leg each time you stop for gas. However, you might be surprised to know some common driving habits are causing you to use more fuel than necessary. We discuss 5 habits that you can adopt that could help contribute in lowering your fuel costs below. (more…)