Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

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…)

Can a Potato Prevent Foggy Windows in My 2018 Kia Vehicle?

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Close-up shot of Russet potatoes

Preventing Car Window Fog with a Potato

Potatoes are the most versatile vegetables, to say the very least. We love them mashed, twice-baked, in soups and chowders, french-fried, and as chips. But did you know that potatoes can do more than be a delicious side dish? They can also help prevent foggy windows in your 2018 Kia vehicle! That’s right! Autoblog recently shared the simple hack and according to them, it works! With the cooler mornings of spring and summer that frequently come with foggy windows, we thought that we would share the potato hack with you! (more…)

How Hot Can the Inside of My Kia Get in the Summer?

Friday, July 14th, 2017
Summertime Interior Temperature of Kia Models

Summertime Interior Temperature of Kia Models

As a Mid-Atlantic state, Pennsylvania can get quite warm during the summer months. Luckily, our Kia models are equipped with awesome air conditioning systems. However, once you park your Kia and go about with your business, the cabin heats up extremely quickly – which makes it dangerous for anyone left inside! So how hot can cabin of your Kia model get? Read on to find out! (more…)

Traveling Someplace Where You Can’t Bring Your Kia? Rent a Car at a Great Price!

Friday, July 14th, 2017
What are the Best Ways to Save on a Rental Car While Traveling?

What are the Best Ways to Save on a Rental Car While Traveling?

Kia vehicles are awesome travelers, but we know that in certain situations it is not possible to bring your model along – such as when you are flying to your destination or if you are traveling with group organizations and need a different vehicle due to group size or insurance/legal issues. In order to explore your desired destination and the surrounding area, you will want to rent a vehicle. However, if you do not do your homework, renting a car over the course of a few days can seriously add up! Here are some awesome – yet very simple – ways to save on your rental car! (more…)

How to check your automatic transmission fluid

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
how to check automatic transmission fluid

If you haven’t had your transmission fluid checked recently, it might be time to make sure it is at a safe level. Although you might normally let the pros deal with what’s under the hood of your car, checking your vehicle’s automatic transmission fluid level is a simple task that you should be able to complete at home by following these steps. (more…)

How often does your car need a coolant flush?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
how often does your car need a coolant flush

Your car’s cooling system has a very important job, which means it can cause great damage to your vehicle if it isn’t properly maintained. In addition to all other regular vehicle maintenance, it’s important to know how often your car needs a coolant flush. (more…)

How to Prevent Christmas Stress

Monday, November 28th, 2016
Handling Christmas Stress

For all the fun and festivity of the Christmas season, this time of year also brings with it a fair bit of stress. Studies have shown that seasonal stress affects us all, regardless of social status, and that the steps to avoid it are largely the same as well. So, with the holidays coming up soon, how can we prevent Christmas stress from occurring? (more…)

5 Ways to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Winter Car Service Scranton PA

If reports are to be believed, we may see experience our very first visits from winter weather over the coming weekend. This means that it’s a good idea to make certain that your vehicle is ready for what is certain to occur over the coming months, and your friends at Performance Kia are here to help. Here are five ways to prepare your vehicle for winter. (more…)