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Team Gunther Kia offer 21st-century solutions for 21st-century vehicles

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
A person filling a tire with nitrogen.

Where can I get my car tires filled with nitrogen near Mobile, AL? 

One of the secrets to having a safe and reliable car, truck or SUV is to properly maintain its tires. Your tires may look like humble air-filled rubber rings but they are so much more than that. A set of tires are the primary way a vehicle safely stays on the road, maneuvers around obstacles and brings the vehicle to a safe and controlled stop. The easiest way to make sure your tires are best able to do their jobs is to make sure they are properly inflated. You might think compressed air is the only option, but that is no longer true. Nitrogen-filled tires are the wave of the future and if you’re wondering, ‘Where can I get my car tires filled with nitrogen near Mobile, AL,’ Team Gunther Kia is here to help. In fact, our dealership is one of the few locations in the area to offer this service.  (more…)

There are some very exciting things coming to the Kia lineup for 2022 and beyond

Monday, March 8th, 2021
A teaser photo of the EV6 badge that will be used on a new Kia vehicle platform.

Is Kia ever going to have an all-electric vehicle? 

Science fiction movies told us that we’d have flying, self-driving automobiles at this point in the 21st century. As great as the lineup of new vehicles available for sale or lease at the Team Gunther Kia truly is, we can’t help but be a little disappointed we’re still commuting on the ground. However, our manufacturing partner is ready to make the jump into the next generation of automotive technology. So, if you have been wondering, ‘Is Kia ever going to have an all-electric vehicle,’ the answer is, yes. Kia will be unveiling a completely battery-powered vehicle in the very near future. It will be called the EV6 and just about everyone at the Team Gunther Kia showroom is very excited to see it arrive. Let’s take a look at what we might be seeing soon.  (more…)

The 2022 Kia Carnival is a next-generation family vehicle

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
A left profile photo of the 2022 Kia Carnival on the road.

What is the 2022 Kia Carnival? 

Kia announced the end of an era with the official retirement of its minivan platform. In its place, and with an all-new logo, will be the Kia Carnival Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV). So, what is the 2022 Kia Carnival? On a basic level, the all-new Carnival will be a direct replacement for the outgoing Kia Sedona minivan. However, nobody will be able to call the Carnival boring. It will feature a powerful standard engine, a bold design that took inspiration from the automaker’s class-leading crossover SUVs, and, of course, one of the roomiest and adaptable interiors in the automotive industryDuring the presentation introducing the 2022 Carnival, Kia stated that it will start delivery of the vehicle during the second quarter of this year. Let’s take a closer look at a few other things we’ve learned.  (more…)

The 2021 K5 balances performance and efficiency

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
A photo of the 2021 Kia K5 parked on a building's roof.

2021 Kia K5 Performance Specs and Fuel Economy Scores 

Anytime a new vehicle is introduced to the Kia lineup, it’s cause for celebration. Now that the 2021 Kia K5 has officially arrived at the Team Gunther Kia showroom, our team has really taken advantage of the opportunity to learn more about it. After examining the performance specs and fuel economy scores of the 2021 Kia K5, our team is very confident that it will be a hit with people looking to balance performance and fuel economy inside of the midsize sedan class of the global automotive industry. The 2021 K5 uses a new Kia chassis architecture that is stronger, longer, wider and lower than the platform employed by the automaker’s previous sedan model. Let’s take a closer look at what our team found.  (more…)

Read this before you visit the 2021 Kia K5 in our showroom

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
A front-end photo of the 2021 Kia K5 on the highway.

Is the 2021 Kia K5 different than the Kia Optima? 

Kia is one of the most nimble and innovative automakers in the world. Its lineup is filled with vehicles that can meet just about any owner’s needs and budget. Over the last few weeks, word has started to leak out about something new coming to dealerships like Team Gunther Kia. So, is the 2021 Kia K5 different than the Kia Optima? The short answer is, yes. Kia has been using the K5 name for the Optima in foreign markets for a while now and decided to streamline its naming conventions for 2021. For the coming model year, the Kia K5 will feature a bold exterior that has taken some inspiration from the Stinger and it will ride on the automaker’s new chassis architecture.   (more…)

Kill all the germs living in your vehicle at Team Gunther Kia

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
A stock photo of a person sterilizing the interior of a vehicle.

Vehicle Disinfection Service near Daphne, AL 

Without question, the COVID-19 virus has completely changed the way we go about the most mundane daily tasks. With that, businesses across the country have been finding new and innovative ways to continue to meet their customers’ needs in this difficult time. Team Gunther Kia is no different. Since the crisis started, our management team implemented strict cleaning protocols that require the regular sanitizing of work areas and customer lounges. We have also extended that attention to detail and protection to the customers using our service department. Let’s take a look at the Team Gunther Kia vehicle disinfection service near Daphne, AL.   (more…)

New vehicle engines need some special handling for a while

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
A stock photo of a customer learning about a vehicle at a dealership.

Does a new car engine have a break-in period? 

The lineup of new vehicles available at the Team Gunther Kia showroom are, generally speaking, more efficient and more reliable than ever before. Automakers have a lot of reasons for making these improvements which make Kia sedans, hatchbacks and crossover SUVs easier to own. If you’re in the market for one of these new vehicles and you’ve been wondering, ‘Does a new car engine have a break-in period,’ Team Gunther Kia product experts have the answer. For the most part, changes in the way engines are built have all but eliminated the traditional break-in period, but there are still some things you should know. Let’s take a look at what our team found.  (more…)

Do you need a little help dealing with bills during coronavirus?

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
A photo of the 2021 Kia Seltos parked in an urban setting.

Does Kia offer coronavirus financing help? 

The spread of COVID-19 is dominating the news. Just about every single one of us has had to change the way we go about our daily livesPeople who might have otherwise had a strong grip on the budget could now be in tough spot because their job has been suspended or they need to care for a sick family member. Does Kia offer coronavirus financing help? Yes, they do. Not only is the automaker extending many of the incentives that were available in March, but a series of new programs can also be utilized. Not all Team Gunther Kia customers will qualify for these programs and not all vehicle purchases are eligible. Let’s take a look at some important information that could help some customers during these tough times.  (more…)

Are dealerships still performing service during quarantine? Yes, we are!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
A stock photo of a mechanic holding a wrench while wearing gloves.

Can I still get an oil change during lockdown in Alabama? 

Life as we know it has been turned upside down as we band together (by staying apart) to fight the continued spread of COVID-19. Several businesses have been forced to temporarily close their doors, leaving some confusion about where and if people can obtain certain services. If you’re wondering, ‘Can I still get an oil change during lockdown in Alabama,’ Team Gunther Kia is here to emphatically tell you we are still open. The executive order issued by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has carved out an important exception for automotive sales and service, meaning that Team Gunther Kia is still open and ready to serve customers. Let’s take a look at how our service department is protecting customers while working on their vehicles.  (more…)

Team Gunther Kia launches program to keep visitors safe from coronavirus

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
A stock photo of a person cleaning the inside of a vehicle.

Can I still take cars for a test drive in Alabama? 

The spread of COVID-19 has forced everyone to change the way they go about their daily lives. That certainly applies to how we’re doing things at Team Gunther Kia. The health and safety of our customers, visitors and staff is the top priority of everyone working in and around the showroom. In order to make sure that we can provide the best possible experience, our leadership team has implemented some new protocols that will help us stem the transmission of the virus. This includes doing away with the time-honored handshake, thoroughly cleaning our workspaces between customer visits with disinfectant wipes and making sure employees who aren’t feeling well stay home. Additionally, our service technicians will be wearing gloves while they are getting in and out of the vehicle on which they’re working. If these things give you the peace of mind you need to trust in our efforts, take a look at videos below to prepare yourself for your upcoming test drive.  (more…)