Palm Springs Kia Blog

Android Auto Overview

Does your car support Android Auto? There are about 400 vehicles that allow you to sync up to your vehicle seamlessly. This lets you access all of the safety features in your vehicle as well as Google Assistant, music apps, texting, and calling. With Google Assistant, you can do everything with your voice. You never have to take your hands off the steering wheel.

Read More
Categories:

Learn About the Technology Inside Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

The autos we sell at Palm Springs Kia in Cathedral City, CA offer a spectrum of standard and available safety-enhancing features. Among those, the auto-dimming rearview mirror is a hit. We'd like to tell you how that technology works.

Auto-dimming mirrors employ electricity, chemistry, and physics to reduce distracting glare. 

Read More
Categories:

Why Brake Service Is Important

When you think about driving safety, brakes often come to mind. As for types, they are either disc or drum, and they employ friction to bring your vehicle to a stop. It’s a good idea to have us at Palm Springs Kia look at your brakes every time you have a tire rotation.

Read More
Categories:

The Benefits of a Car Cover in Cathedral City

Car covers provide a number of benefits. At Palm Springs Kia, we recommend that you invest in a car cover to use all year-round, especially if you don’t store your vehicle in a garage on a daily basis.

Extreme temperatures can wreak havoc on your car. For example, the UV rays can damage the paint job as well as the rubber trim.

Read More
Categories:

What to Know About a Recall

At Palm Springs Kia, it is important that your car stays in good working condition for as long as you own it. If the NHTSA determines that there is a defect with a given vehicle, it will send out a recall notice. The recall notice will describe the defect and the consequences of not having it fixed.

Read More
Categories:

Infotainment 101

As consumers become more demanding with what their vehicles provide, the infotainment system has quickly become a must-have item in any new car. These innovative systems combine the information that you need, packaged with a myriad of entertainment options.

The data is generally presented through a central multi-media screen that relays radio information, communications, and navigation functions. 

Read More
Categories:

Understanding Your Timing Belt

It may be a term you've heard, but never really stopped to study. Your car's timing belt is a vital engine component, and when it fails, it can have long-lasting consequences. Learning to spot the warning signs will save you money on repairs down the line.

The engine's crankshaft controls the pistons, whose driving force powers your engine. The timing belt connects the crankshaft to the camshaft, a device responsible for operating valves. 

Read More
Categories:

How to Safely Load Items into Your SUV

One of the benefits of having SUV is that it has a larger cargo area. Whether you fold the seats down or not, it can hold a number of items. There are a few tips to help you load everything safely.

Weight distribution is extremely important. Heavy items should be pushed towards the front of the cargo area. 

Read More
Categories:

Apple CarPlay Overview

New vehicles almost always include the latest and greatest technology features. This has never been truer than the newest generation of vehicles which include Apple CarPlay which is a system that can do a variety of new and exciting tasks. That is why we here at Palm Springs Kia of Cathedral City, CA wanted to be sure to give you a quick overview of what features it entails.

Read More
Categories:

Fuel Economy Insights for Drivers

Gasoline is expensive. Fuel creates emissions in the air. For these two reasons alone, drivers should seek better gas mileage. Purchasing a car known for fuel economy helps, but drivers should embrace steps that help cut down on consumption.

Often, minute effort improves fuel economy. A driver who cleans out the trunk will get better gas mileage. Less weight means less work for the car. 

Read More
Categories: