Don’t let the cold weather impact your mpgs

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 9:00 PM
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How to get better fuel efficiency in the winter

The weather in these parts can get pretty harsh this time of year, and as the weather drops, it’s not just our bodies that take the brunt of it. Our vehicles will also be treated to some negative effects. While everyone knows that starting your car in cold weather can sometimes be a struggle, did you know that the cold weather will also decrease your fuel efficiency? Find out how to get better fuel efficiency in the winter with these easy steps below! Read the rest of this entry »

How to use Smart Cruise Control in your Kia

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia How-To on Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 9:08 PM
2019 Kia Niro EV Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

Kia offers innovative active safety technology in each of their vehicles. Each year, they continue to improve in order to deliver the best to you in terms of safety and peace of mind. The Smart Cruise Control feature is just one of those. Available in select models, the Smart Cruise Control feature allows you to set the cruise control while intelligent radar in the car senses how close you are to the vehicle in front of you. The system will automatically slow down or speed up as needed to maintain a safe interval between the two vehicles. Find out how to use Smart Cruise Control in your Kia below! Read the rest of this entry »

What’s new in the 2020 Sedona?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sedona on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at 3:56 PM
exterior profile of the 2020 Kia Sedona

Updates to the 2020 Kia Sedona

The Kia Sedona remains one of the top minivan options available to drivers with large families. Even though the market of available minivans has started to dwindle down, the demand for them won’t, as drivers appreciate the passenger space and cargo volume that can’t be found in most SUVs. Are you interested in owning the newest Sedona available? Check out the recent updates to the 2020 Kia Sedona and see if it’s a good fit for you! Read the rest of this entry »

Powertrain in the 2020 Rio

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Rio on Monday, October 28th, 2019 at 7:35 PM
2020 Kia Rio exterior profile

Engine specs and performance in the 2020 Kia Rio

It’s hard to ignore some of the sporty engine specs of larger sports cars in today’s automotive industry. Kia has even hopped on the bandwagon with models like the Kia Stinger. However, for the everyday driver who just needs a vehicle for commuting and who doesn’t care about the high horsepower numbers, the 2020 Kia Rio should work just fine. Check out the engine specs and performance in the 2020 Kia Rio here on our blog! Read the rest of this entry »

Review of the 2020 Kia Telluride

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Telluride on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 6:35 PM
2020 Kia Telluride Exterior Driver Side Profile

We’ve gone over the highlights and features in the 2020 Kia Telluride. We’ve told you why we like it, but what about the experts? For a third party review of the 2020 Telluride, we invite you to check out the video review from Kelly Blue Book below. You’ll get the chance to see what they think about it and whether or not it’s a good fit for you. Take a look and let us know what you think! Read the rest of this entry »

Overachieving and athletic: the 2020 Sportage

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sportage on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 4:25 PM
2020 Kia Sportage exterior profile

Engine options and performance in the 2020 Kia Sportage

Kia has brought back their most popular SUV for the 2020 model year, fine-tuning and enhancing the Sportage so that it’s even better than in previous years. The combination of utility and performance, not to mention the interior technology and convenience amenities, makes the Sportage a highly sought-after SUV. Does it live up to your expectations under the hood? Find out as we look over the engine options and performance features in the 2020 Kia Sportage! Read the rest of this entry »

Small car with the best safety

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Rio on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 3:03 PM
2018 Kia Rio EX Exterior Driver Side Profile

Which 2019 compact sedan is the safest?

Drivers looking for a reliable sedan will have plenty of options to choose from. Certain names in the industry just have a reputation for reliable powertrains, innovative technology, and relaxing comfort and convenience. Safety is one category that drivers are starting to pay more and more attention to, and with good reason. All those extras don’t mean much if the car isn’t equipped with the proper safety features to protect you and your passengers. Find out which 2019 compact sedan is the safest! Read the rest of this entry »

Why do I need a transmission flush?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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Benefits of a transmission flush

Here at Hometown Kia, we recommend regular maintenance to keep your vehicle operating in tip-top condition. That means wheel alignments, oil changes, and transmission flushes. You may not think of a transmission flush as one of the first maintenance services your vehicle needs, but these are important when it comes to extending the lifespan of your vehicle. Take a look at some of the benefits of a transmission flush here on our blog! Read the rest of this entry »

Review of the 2020 Kia Soul

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 5:01 PM
2020 Kia Soul Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

Are you looking for a unique new vehicle? The signature boxy shape of the Kia Soul makes it stand out from the rest. Some consider it a compact hatchback, others a subcompact SUV. Whatever you want to call it, the Kia Soul is a force to be reckoned with. Here you’ll find a video review of the 2020 Kia Soul from the experts at Kelley Blue Book. There’s no more reputable name in the industry than these guys, so check it out and see what they have to say! Read the rest of this entry »

Why drive a turbocharged vehicle?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Turbo on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 4:45 PM
2020 Kia Soul GT Exterior Driver Side Front Aerial

Which 2019 Kia models come with a turbo engine?

Drivers looking for next-level power and performance may be interested in a vehicle with a turbocharged engine. While Kia hasn’t been traditionally known as a brand with sports cars, they’ve really vamped up their image and now offer sporty models such as the Stinger, Forte GT, and others. Turbocharged engines are usually a good indicator that the vehicle has above average performance. Find out which 2019 Kia models come with a turbo engine here on our blog! Read the rest of this entry »