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Have you explored what Kia UVO can do to keep you safe?

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
A photo of the dashboard in the 2021 Kia Telluride.

What kind of safety systems does Kia UVO have? 

No automaker takes driver and passenger safety more seriously than does Kia. With that in mind, the automaker has leveraged its cutting-edge technology to help out as much as possible. So, what kind of safety systems does Kia UVO have? The engineers behind the Kia UVO system have made a huge effort to make a necessary emergency response happen as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Contacting help in the event of a collision is only the tip of the iceberg. UVO is capable of so much more and our team of product experts has found a series of videos to walk people through using this incredible technology. If you would like to take a closer look at how Kia UVO works, or you need help using the system to its full potential, make an appointment with a Team Gunther Kia product expert today.  (more…)

Are you using your UVO system to its full potential?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
A photo of the touchscreen used in the 2021 Kia Telluride.

How do I set up Kia UVO Link? 

Kia has been leading the way in automotive technology for a long time. In fact, the automaker has been including its UVO infotainment system in its vehicles since 2011 or so. For the current model year, Kia has expanded its UVO technology to most of the lineup. If you have recently picked up a new Kia vehicle, you might be wondering, ‘How do I set up Kia UVO Link?’ A couple of Team Gunther Kia product experts got together to go through the setup guide. Our team used the 2021 Kia Telluride as a basis for this guide. However, for the most part, this information will apply to almost any Kia vehicle built in the last couple of years. Let’s take a closer look at this technology.  (more…)

Kia adds new capabilities to new vehicles while eliminating clutter

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
A photo of the touchscreen used in the 2021 Kia Sorento.

How do I wirelessly connect to Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ in a Kia vehicle? 

The ability to connect a compatible smartphone to the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications has been a game-changer in terms of connectivity. However, the first generation of this technology required people to plug their phones into the infotainment system. Thankfully, the state of the art has continued to improve, and for several 2021 models, those messy and prone-to-become-tangled wires are no longer needed. So, if you’re wondering, ‘How do I wirelessly connect to Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ in a Kia vehicle,’ the product experts from Team Gunther Kia are here to help. Our team gets this question with increasing frequency and came up with this easy-to-understand guide. Let’s take a look at what they came up with.  (more…)

This could be the year you try something very new for Thanksgiving dinner

Monday, November 16th, 2020
A stock photo of a table set for Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Dinner Take-Out Options in Daphne, AL 

To say this year has been challenging for many people seems like an understatement. One of the many consequences of this year is that people are curtailing or otherwise changing the way they celebrate Thanksgiving this year. This is true of most of the Team Gunther Kia staff and some people are scaling back so much they are going to forego cooking and are looking into Thanksgiving dinner take-out options in Daphne, AL. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to move beyond the usual Thanksgiving fare, grabbing some take-out from one of these restaurants might be exactly what you’re looking for. Be sure to call ahead to finalize plans for the day.   (more…)

Check out some new features coming to a new Kia vehicle near you

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
A photo of the dashboard in the 2021 Kia Telluride

How do Kia driver-assistance systems work?

The last few model years have been very exciting for Kia and its customers. Not only has the automaker raised its profile by introducing a couple of very interesting crossover SUVs, including the Kia Telluride. However, it’s the suite of Kia technology to make the everyday trials and tribulations of driving a little less stressful. So, how do Kia driver-assistance systems work? This is a fairly common question heard in the Team Gunther Kia showroom. Our team of product experts found a few videos that will help explain some of the ins and outs of this technology. For our purposes today, our team chose videos for Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Following Assist and Forward/Reverse Parking Distance Warning. If you would like to learn even more about these systems in greater detail, make an appointment with one of our product experts today. (more…)

Kia introduces next-generation safety technology

Monday, October 12th, 2020
A photo of the 2021 Kia Seltos on the road.

What is Kia Drive Wise? 

Automakers like Kia have just about perfected the science of protecting vehicle passengers in the event of a crash. However, as technology has progressed, thinking has changed. Now, the best way to protect people in an accident by avoiding the collision altogether. So, what is Kia Drive Wise? It’s the working name of what the automaker actually calls Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). The suite of Kia safety systems can be found in a variety of combinations, depending on which model a customer chooses to take home from the Team Gunther Kia showroom. There are about a dozen different systems that comprise ADAS. Our team picked out three that are found on the most Kia vehicles, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Lane Keeping Assist-Line/Lane Departure Warning. Let’s take a look at how these systems can keep you safe.  (more…)

Kia skirts premium fuel requirements on its lineup

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
A stock photo of a gas pump showing different grades of fuel.

Do any Kia vehicles require premium-grade fuel? 

Have you ever been filling your vehicle with gas and wondered who is paying more for premium gas or what premium gas actually does? As the new model year of Kia cars and crossover SUVs start to roll into the Team Gunther Kia showroom, our team has been faced with people asking, ‘Do any Kia vehicles require premium-grade fuel,’ and we thought we could help clear things up before they visit us. By and large, all 2020 and 2021 Kia vehicles are designed to run on regular-grade gasoline that is 87-octane or higher. The only vehicle in the Kia lineup that has a premium gas recommendation is the Stinger. Let’s take a look at some information that you might need.  (more…)

If money is tight, don’t wait until you miss a payment to ask for options

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
A stock photo of a pen resting on some loan paperwork.

What happens if I miss a car loan payment? 

In the time of COVID-19, people are being faced with very hard choices. The true toll of the economic impact of this crisis may never be accurately tallied. If someone has lost their job or is just waiting for the other shoe to drop, they could very easily fall into a very difficult financial situation. You might be doing your books for next month about now and may be wondering, ‘What happens if I miss a car loan payment?’ The last thing a struggling person needs is more uncertainty, so the financial experts at Team Gunther Kia want to help in any way we can. Let’s take a look at what our team came up with.  (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…)

Your phones, tablets and remotes also need to be cleaned

Monday, March 30th, 2020
A stock photo of a person holding a bucket full of cleaning supplies.

How do I sanitize my electronics? 

Keeping everything around us as clean as possible is one of the most important things we can do to keep COVID-19 at bay. Cleaning and sterilizing your house or vehicle is pretty straightforward as both use many of the same products. But, have you found all the high-touch items that might need some attention during this crisis? If you’re wondering, ‘How do I sanitize my electronics,’ a group of Team Gunther Kia product experts did a little research to find this information for customers. Obviously, using hot soapy water isn’t going to work for devices like remote controls and smartphones. These are very important to everyone and if they were to get ruined, times like these would make getting a replacement difficult. Let’s take a look at how you can protect your family by properly cleaning these items.  (more…)