Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Watch Now: How Does the Highway Driving Assist Function Help?

Friday, October 29th, 2021
Highway Driving Assist

How to Use the Highway Driving Assist Feature in Your Kia?

When driving on a highway, do you wish for a pilot, a helping hand, or a genie who would navigate the car for you? It seems the Kia brand has made your wish its command. The Highway Driving Assist on Kia vehicles allows you to drive comfortably and safely. This feature uses a combination of Smart Cruise Control and Lane Centering Assistance. It maintains a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you and helps you stay centered in the lane. How to use the Highway Driving Assist feature in your Kia? At Team Gunther Kia in Daphne, AL, we provide you with a video that explains the Highway Driving Assist feature.

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How to Use the Smart Cruise Control Feature in Your Kia Vehicle?

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Smart Cruise Control

How Does the Kia Smart Cruise Control Feature Work?

The Kia brand’s Smart Cruise Control feature makes driving more comfortable. How does the Kia Smart Cruise Control feature work? This feature allows you to opt for your select speed using the steering wheel controls. Your Kia will speed up to your selected speed and continue to run on that speed unless manually overridden or if it detects traffic ahead. The Smart Cruise Control feature also maintains a pre-determined distance from the vehicle in front of you. At Team Gunther Kia in Daphne, AL, we provide you with a video prepared by the folks at Kia that explains the Smart Cruise Control feature better.

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Is it getting hard to see out of your windshield? These videos might help

Friday, January 29th, 2021
A photo of a windshield covered by rain.

What kind of windshield wipers does Kia use? 

Whenever we talk about Kia vehicles, we gravitate to the latest connectivity technology or its performance capability. We apologize for overlooking some of the lower profile, but still very important components that people use every day. One of those oft-overlooked features is the windshield wipers. Anyone who had driven in the rain in a vehicle with poor wipers knows the challenge. Furthermore, it is incredibly important for the right wiper blade to be used so a driver can always see outside the vehicle. So, what kind of windshield wipers does Kia use? Our team found a few videos that will explain things in an easy-to-understand manner. If you have additional questions or concerns, please make an appointment with a Team Gunther Kia product expert today.  (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…)

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…)

A six-pack of Kia vehicles take home IIHS awards for 2020

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
A right profile photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride.

What are the safest 2020 Kia vehicles?

If there is something that every automaker has in common, it is a commitment to safety. Kia has already been recognized for making one of the most advanced safety monitoring systems available, winning a technology award from leading automotive website, Autoblog. The first rounds of safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are becoming available and a six-pack of Kia vehicles have been awarded with the prestigious honor. Team Gunther Kia customers can see the lineup at our showroom during business hours. Let’s take a look at some of the 2020 Kia vehicles that made the cut. (more…)

Kia safety systems help bolster an already impressive awards season

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
A photo of the 2020 Kia Telluride in motion on the road.

How good is the Kia Blind Spot Monitoring System? 

Just about every automaker in the world is pouring a lot of resources into developing next-generation, cutting-edge safety systems. Kia, as always, on the forefront of this work. If you’ve been shopping around for a new vehicle and you’ve placed a high premium on crash avoidance, you might also be wondering, ‘How good is the Kia Blind Spot Monitoring System?’ Our friends at Autoblog published an article on Jan. 30 announcing that the active driver-assistance system has won its 2020 Technology of the Year Award. The team of evaluators took a deep dive into the intricacies of the increasingly popular feature to see which automaker has got it right this year. Buyers will be able to find this version of the Blind Spot monitoring system on the 2020 Kia Telluride, which has had its own monumental success.  (more…)

The Kia Telluride is the first step toward a safer future for our kids

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
A photo of the rear seats in the 2020 Kia Telluride.

Do Kia vehicles offer rear passenger warnings?

Anyone who has kids will understand that sometimes mistakes are made, and some things can fall through the cracks. Unfortunately, those simple lapses in concentration can have major, if not tragic consequences. There is hardly a summer that goes by when there aren’t at least a few stories on the news of a child who was found in a hot car. Kia has joined a pledge with several other automakers to do what they can to prevent this from happening. So, do Kia vehicles offer rear passenger warnings? As of right now, the 2020 Kia Telluride is the only one. Let’s take a look at this potentially life-saving feature and how owners will be able to use it in the future when it’s equipped on more models. (more…)

Is the Kia Sorento a Good Car?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
A cobalt blue 2019 Kia Sorento drives in a snowy environment.

Awards for the Kia Sorento

Anyone can claim their vehicle is high-quality, but the Kia Sorento actually has the awards to back it up. In the past few years, the Kia’s popular midsize SUV line has won two major awards: J.D. Power’s “Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality, 2 Years in a Row,” and the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award. (more…)