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Get to know the latest Kia technology before you take it home

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
The Kia UVO Link system offers more features and functions than before.

What can I do with Kia UVO Link? 

There are not many vehicles that can match the Kia lineup in terms of features and starting price. Concord Kia is home to many 2021 models and most of them are equipped with the automaker’s latest technology, including a widely available smartphone-compatible infotainment system that will work with both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. Additionally, Kia provides a native software architecture that will handle a lot of different functions. If you’re wondering, ‘What can I do with Kia UVO Link,’ Concord Kia is here to help. The UVO Link system is picking up some upgrades for the new model year and can help Kia vehicle owners find local points of interest and even remotely control certain features, like door locks. Our team found a couple of videos that explain how these features work. If you have any questions, please reach out to one of our product experts today.  (more…)

Step-By-Step Instruction Guide to the Kia Drive Mode Select Feature

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
Close Up of 2021 Kia Sorento Center Console with Kia Drive Mode Select

How To Use Kia Drive Mode Select 

To deliver a memorable driving experience, select Kia models like the 2021 Kia Sorento are equipped with Kia Drive Mode Select technology and provide you with driver-selectable modes to help you customize performance. Kia Drive Mode Select provides drivers with up to six drive modes to choose from – Comfort/Normal, Sport, Eco, Smart, Custom and Snow Mode (for Kia models with AWD) – that will each fine-tune steering response, throttle response and more to upgrade performance. Learn how to use Kia Drive Mode Select with this quick instructional guide created by Concord Kia. Find a Kia car or crossover equipped with Kia Drive Mode Select today when you visit the Concord Kia inventory

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Does Your Kia Model Require Premium Fuel at Concord Kia?

Monday, December 14th, 2020
Yellow and Green Gas Pumps

Which Kia Models Recommend Premium Gas Concord CA? 

High-quality fuel can make a difference in performance when you get behind the wheel of the 2021 Kia Sorento at Concord Kia. Drivers who are unsure of which type of fuel is needed for their Kia-brand vehicle may want to know – which Kia models recommend premium gas in Concord, CA? We are here to help at Concord Kia. 

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Step-By-Step Instructions to Use Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in Your Kia

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
2021 Kia K5 Touchscreen Display with Apple CarPlay

How To Use Kia Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 

Are you the proud new owner of a 2021 Kia K5? Did you know that the Kia K5 is available with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone capabilities? Leave the cords at home and learn how to use Kia wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with this step-by-step tutorial and stay connected to your favorite Apple and Android apps. Visit the Concord Kia online inventory today to find a Kia car or crossover equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto! 

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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! 

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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