Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

How to Prepare your Car for Rain

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
stock photo of wet windshield blurry focus on water

For the most part, cars are built to endure lots of exposure. Rain should be the least of your worries if you have a newer car, especially since a mild rain cleans off dust, debris, and flecks of mud and makes your car look cleaner. But rain does present a level of danger that changes depending on how much rain you encounter. Read on for advice on how to prepare your car for rain and stay safe during storms. 


Help! There Is a Spider Living in My Kia’s Side Mirror! How Do I Get Rid of It?

Monday, September 16th, 2019
Spider in front of of a vehicle's wheel

Best Ways to Banish Spiders from Your Kia

Salutations! Here at Performance Kia, we are huge fans of the book and movie Charlotte’s Web. As much as we love Charlotte and her knack for words – and we are always amazed at the radiant lacework of a spider’s web – we don’t exactly appreciate seeing humble spiders take up residence in our Kia. So what can we do to get Charlotte away from our Kia and back to the barnyard with Wilbur and Templeton? (more…)

Do I Need to Pay for Damages if My Rental Car Gets Ruined?

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Two vehicles in a collision

Who Pays for Damages on a Rental Car in a Collision?

If you are planning a vacation sometime in the future, there may be a chance that you will leave your new Kia from Performance Kia at home and rent a vehicle in your desired destination. Flying into a destination and renting a car can be fun because you have the opportunity to try out a different vehicle. However, it can be stressful because you are not familiar with certain components and you just don’t feel “at home” in the vehicle. And the cost can be a big gut-wrenching if you are unable to score a great deal. (more…)

How Can I Get My Kids to Behave During Our Family Road Trip?

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Little girl with a pouty face

Tips for Keeping the Kids from Getting Cranky While Road Tripping

Are you planning on a big family road trip this summer in your new Kia? Family road trips can be fun, but it can become physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting – especially if you are traveling with young kids. Here are some tips to help keep your kids from getting cranky and to protect your sanity. (more…)

Keep Your Kia Looking Like New by Washing It!

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Driver washing their car

How Often Should I Wash My Kia Vehicle?

Kia has been lauded for being one of the most stylish brands on the road. No matter if you choose the longtime favorite Soul, the efficient Optima, or the all-new Telluride, you will enjoy being the envy of other drivers. Since you invested a nice chunk of change in a Kia vehicle that suits your lifestyle and in a color that you love, you want it to stay beautiful for a long time. One of the best ways to do that is by giving your Kia a bath on a regular basis. So how often should you wash your Kia model? Read on to find out! (more…)

How Do I Open My Kia’s Door When It is Frozen Shut?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Doors on the 2019 Kia Forte

Tips on How to Open a Frozen Car Door

How are you holding up with the cold temperatures this winter season? Are you ready to throw in the towel and move to Arizona? Or are you still loving Pennsylvania and eager to get out and do some ice fishing, snowmobiling, or skiing? Those cold temperatures can be especially hard on your Kia – and we are not just talking about the battery draining or the engine being a little reluctant to start during a 50-below polar vortex. During a major snowfall – especially if it is a wet and heavy snow or the storm starts with some freezing rain and then the temperatures drop – the doors on your Kia could potentially freeze shut. So what can you do to open those doors that doesn’t involve waiting for spring? Continue reading and find out! (more…)

Do I Need to Warm Up My Kia in the Winter?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
2019 Kia Sorento in the snow

Brrrrrr! It is really cold here in Pennsylvania right now! And we all dread having to go outside into the cold to go anywhere. If we do not have a garage, our Kia will be cold as well. Many of us remember growing up and our parents warming up the vehicle for several minutes before driving away. But do we need to do that in today’s age? (more…)

How to Drive Safe and Sober in Your Kia This Holiday Season

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Woman enjoying a glass of champagne during the holiday season

Tips for Staying Sober When Driving

The holiday season is a time to eat, drink, and be merry. The only part of that statement where you really need to be careful is the drinking. We already hear about enough car accidents that were caused by drunk driving and we don’t want you and your Kia to experience that tragedy this holiday season. Luckily, we have a few tips to help keep you safe. (more…)

Bringing a Dish to Pass to Your Next Holiday Party? Find Out How to Transport it Safely in Your Kia!

Friday, November 9th, 2018
Woman stressing out in her kitchen

Tips for Transporting Food to Holiday Potlucks

With the holiday season, many of us will be attending a multitude of parties where we are asked (or expected) to bring along a dish to pass. For some events, we are more than happy to share something delicious. But other times, it can be extremely stressful – especially if there is a demand for a certain dish followed by the demand that it be made a certain way (with full fat, fat-free, dairy-free, vegan-style, the list goes on and on and on). No matter if you love or hate making a dish to pass, it still takes time and money – and it will go to waste if it spills all over the interior of your Kia as you make the drive to your Aunt Susie’s house. Let’s prevent this from happening by sharing some great food transportation tips! (more…)

Be “Turtley” Sweet and Help a Turtle on the Road!

Monday, May 7th, 2018
A turtle/tortoise crossing a road

How to Help a Turtle Cross the Road

Spring has finally come to Pennsylvania and we are excited to see a more diverse wildlife when we are out driving. Some animals that are definitely out and about during the spring season are various turtle species. These “turtley” adorable reptiles are typically found near lakes, ponds, creeks, and marshland – but we do occasionally find them out on the road. The last thing that we want to do is hit a turtle with our Kia because it makes us “turtley” sad. Luckily, there are a few ways that we can help turtles that are trying to cross a road. (more…)