Archive for May, 2019

Quakertown Kia Service Tips: Wiper Washer Operation

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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In this article, our Quakertown Kia Service specialists describe wiper washer operation. We at Gateway Kia of Quakertown understand how details to operating new features and technologies can be overwhelming and sometimes confusing. Accordingly, Kia dealers collectively strive to educate customers regardless of where the vehicle was purchased. Please be sure to ask your Kia representative to demonstrate wiper washer operation during your perfect Kia delivery.


For safety reasons, it is crucial to ensure you are familiar with the front and rear wiper washer operation, and the Auto Control Rain-Sensing function (if equipped). This is especially true states with harsh climates. After reading this article, watch the video below.

Windshield Wipers Washers Operation

gateway kia quakertown service tips wiper washer controlTo operate:

  • Move wiper-lever Up/Down to change wiper modes.
  • Push switch “B” to adjust intermittent wipe
  • Pull wiper-lever to spray and wipe

QUICK TIPS

  • Moving switch “B” up increases intermittent wipe frequency and wipe speed.
  • Moving switch down decreases the frequency of wipes

Auto Control (Rain Sensing)*

The rain sensor located on the upper end of the windshield glass senses the amount of rainfall and controls the wiping cycle for the proper interval. The more it rains, the faster the wiper operates. When the rain stops, the wiper stops. To adjust the Auto Rain Sensing speed setting, move the control switch “B” up/down.


Rear Wiper & Washer*

gateway kia quakertown service tips wiper washer controlTo operate:

  • Rotate Rear Wiper switch to change Wiper modes
  • Push to spray and wipe

QUICK TIPS

  • On Rear Wipers, intermittent wipe function is not adjustable.

In most models, the wiper mode can be displayed in the instrument cluster as well. Customers can enable or disable this function in the user settings menu. Please also refer to the Owner’s Manual and Features and Functions Guide (FFG) for instructions on how to change wiper blades as some models require the system to be in Service Mode.

Wiper Service Mode

gateway kia quakertown service tips wiper washer controlTo inspect or replace the windshield wiper blades to prevent damaging the hood, the blades need to be moved to the service position “A”.

With the ignition ON, then turning the engine OFF, within 20 seconds move the wiper switch to the MIST position “B” and hold the switch for more than two seconds until the wiper blade is in the fully up position.

To return wipers to normal position, turn the ignition ON, then activate MIST.


Quakertown Kia Service Tips: Tire Pressure Setting

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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In this article, our Kia Service specialists describe your tire pressure setting. We at Gateway Kia of Quakertown understand how details to operating new features and technologies can be overwhelming. Accordingly, Kia dealers collectively strive to educate customers regardless of where the vehicle was purchased. Please be sure to ask your Kia representative to explain the importance of your tire pressure setting during your perfect Kia delivery.


Most customers are concerned about tire pressure because they don’t want a flat tire. Yet, they never know the optimum setting because tires don’t require daily upkeep. However, keep in mind how important it is to set tire pressures correctly to ensure the best overall driving experience. Tire pressures set above the recommended settings can negatively impact ride comfort. Low tire pressure can cause the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) warning lamp to illuminate.

For your convenience, Kia installs a Tire Pressure placard on the inside of every door jamp (sample below). The placard provides the vehicle owner easy access to proper inflation rates. We advise checking your tire pressure from time to time and use the installed placard for proper pressure rates.

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Prior to taking delivery of your new Kia, we suggest you ask your Quakertown Kia Service specialist to check your pressure rates. Something we want you to understand is part of every dealer inventory storage process, the tire pressure is set much higher than the rates on the placard. This additional pressure prevents tire flat-spotting while the vehicle is stored in dealer inventory.

Quakertown Kia Service Tips: Trunk Liftgate Operation

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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In this article, our Kia Service specialists describe the power trunk liftgate operation. We at Gateway Kia of Quakertown understand how details to operating new features and technologies can be overwhelming. Accordingly, Kia dealers collectively strive to educate customers regardless of where the vehicle was purchased. Please be sure to ask your Kia representative to demonstrate the different operations of the trunk liftgate operation during your perfect Kia delivery.


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Actual fob or key may appear different while maintaining the same functions

Manual Trunk / Liftgate

Standard Key Fob

  • Press and hold [Shaded Button] for more than one second to unlock
  • Manually open and raise the Liftgate
  • When the Liftgate is closed, it automatically locks

 

NOTE: The Liftgate simply unlocks when [Shaded area] is pressed and it does not automatically raise


Power Trunk / Liftgate

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  • Press and hold [Shaded Button] for more than one second to open or close the liftgate

NOTE: The liftgate height is adjustable!

To program the opening height:

  • Open liftgate and position it to your preferred opening height by manually stopping the liftgate or by pressing the liftgate close button on the key fob to stop it at the desired position.
  • Depress and hold the close button on the liftgate for 3 seconds or more.
  • The system will beep two times when the programming is complete.

 

* If you unlocked your vehicle or opened the rear tailgate by pressing the unlock button on your Remote/ Smart Key, be sure to re-lock your vehicle using the lock button on the Remote/Smart Key before walking away.

NOTE: The tailgate and doors will not require a re-lock if only the liftgate button [Shaded Button] was used.


Smart Trunk / Smart Power Liftgate

Demonstrate Smart Trunk / Smart Liftgate function!

Video link below, explaining Smart Power Liftgate Operation

NOTE: It is possible that some manual trunk lids may stick to the new weatherstrip on initial opening. This is normal and usually due to weather conditions. If the trunk lid still does not open after multiple attempts, see your Quakertown Kia Service Specialist. The torsion bar adjustment may need a small adjustment.

Quakertown Kia Service Tips: Smart Trunk

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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In this article, our Quakertown Kia Service specialists describe the Smart Trunk feature. We at Gateway Kia of Quakertown understand how details to operating new features and technologies can be overwhelming and sometimes confusing. Accordingly, Kia dealers collectively strive to educate customers regardless of where the vehicle was purchased. Please be sure to ask your Kia representative to demonstrate the Smart Trunk feature during your perfect Kia delivery.


Your understanding of the Smart Trunk feature improves your overall Kia experience. In fact, the Kia Smart Key incorporates many convenient features which can improve access and start of the vehicle. A full explanation of this feature can “surprise and delight” when learning how to navigate your Kia vehicle. Watch the video below for additional information.

Maximizing the Smart Trunk feature:

  • gateway kia quakertown service tips smart trunkThis feature can be activated in the instrument cluster settings menu (default setting from the factory is OFF).
  • To enable the Smart Trunk, go to User Settings in the LCD Instrument Cluster modes.
  • When the Smart Key fob is in your possession and you are near the back of the vehicle, within close proximity, the hazard lights will blink and a chime will sound for about 3 seconds as an alert that the Smart Trunk is about to open.
  • Then the alert system will blink and chime two additional times before opening the Trunk. Once you are finished, simply close the rear trunk and it will lock automatically when you walk away.

KEY REMINDERS

gateway kia quakertown service tips smart trunkThe Smart Trunk feature will not operate:

  • If doors are recently closed and locked upon exiting the vehicle.
  • The Smart Key will be detected for 15 seconds within close proximity of the door handles (60 inches)
  • When a door is not locked or closed
  • When the Smart Key is in the vehicle

For additional information on the Smart Trunk operation, please refer to your vehicle Owner’s Manual.


Quakertown Kia Service Tips: Windshield Cleanliness

Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Kia’s Executive Director of Product Quality says most people don’t know the importance of Windshield Cleanliness. A vehicle’s interior creates an ideal atmosphere for film build-up on the inside of windows. And, it’s because the evaporation of materials (used in the manufacturing of various plastic and vinyl interior components) contributes to quicker film build-up.

That phenomenon is known as “out-gassing” and is common to all new vehicles; it’s also what gives a new vehicle that “new-car” smell. As the vehicle ages, the outgassing will diminish. During cooler weather, the film on windows impairs the effectiveness of the defroster.

Regular window cleaning is recommended to help the defroster clear up the condensation faster so you can see better. Part of Gateway Kia Quakertown’s delivery preparation is the special attention to cleaning all glass (windshield, side, and rear windows, etc.) and mirrors (rearview and side) right before you take your new car home. Be sure to visit your Quakertown Kia Service Department and inquire about glass cleaners for your vehicle.

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Kia suggests using a good quality Glass Cleaner – (Part Number: UM040-CH006) and a Micro Fiber Cloth to effectively remove the film from the interior window surfaces. You’ll see a noticeable difference!

Texans Love 2020 Kia Telluride, it’s Just Bigger!

Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Kia’s Biggest & Boldest Utility Vehicle, the 2020 Kia Telluride Takes the “Mid-Sized CUV” Category at the 2019 TAWA Auto Roundup.

IRVINE, Calif., May 1, 2019 – After two days of driving and evaluations, journalist members of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride “CUV of Texas” as well as the “Mid-Size CUV” category winner at the association’s recent Auto Roundup event.  The results were based on the assessments of the 44 journalist members of TAWA who attended the event and evaluated 29 vehicles across a wide variety of criteria.

“The Telluride was designed in California, assembled in Georgia, and has now been honored in Texas with two awards from this distinguished group of journalists,” said Michael Cole, COO and executive vice president, Kia Motors America. “TAWA members know automotive, especially utility vehicles, and Telluride being crowned not only the ‘CUV of Texas’ but also ‘Mid-Sized CUV’, is further proof of Kia’s ‘Give It Everything’ credo. It’s true what they say: Everything, even Telluride, is bigger in Texas.”

After driving each vehicle on predetermined street and track courses, TAWA members voted on the top vehicles in a variety of categories. Journalists were encouraged to drive the vehicles as they would if they were simulating their own day-to-day driving conditions.

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More information on the 2019 TAWA Auto Round-Up, including the full list of participating vehicles, can be found at www.texasautowriters.org.


Press Release Information Notice

Kia and Gateway Kia of Quakertown makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in its press releases is accurate at the time of posting. However, Kia and Gateway Kia of Quakertown makes no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the accuracy of the content presented. Kia and Gateway Kia of Quakertown may, from time to time, update press releases, issue new releases, or publish other information to reflect new information.

2019 Kia Stinger GTS Limited Edition in New York

Monday, May 20th, 2019
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KIA STINGER ENTHUSIASTS REJOICE

Limited Edition Stinger GTS Breaks Cover In New York with Dynamic AWD Tech, Racier Looks

  • Newly developed dynamic all-wheel-drive system adds drift mode
  • Bright orange paint color and genuine carbon fiber parts enhance the GTS treatment
  • Limited production

NEW YORK, April 17, 2019 – Since its debut nearly two years ago, the Kia Stinger has quickly become a crowd favorite, and at the New York International Auto Show, Kia Motors America gave driving purists yet another compelling reason to check out Kia’s highest performing sport sedan. Limited to just 800 units, the special edition Stinger GTS1 punches up its on-road prowess with a newly developed dynamic all-wheel drive system(D-AWD) that inspires more spirited driving. With sport-inspired styling elements including genuine carbon fiber parts and a splashy new color that demands even more attention, the limited edition GTS is the one automotive enthusiasts will be lining up to drive.

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Closing the Gap
During its short time on the market, the Stinger has established itself as a true competitor in the sport sedan segment with performance figures strong enough to embarrass its German rivals. Along the way, it has also redefined the Kia brand and consumer perception. But with all the praise and accolades the Stinger has received, Albert Biermann, head of research and development, strived for more. The result is a new version of the Stinger’s all-wheel-drive system peppered with rear-wheel drive DNA. Dubbed D-AWD, the system has been tweaked to close the gap in behavior between the AWD-equipped and RWD-equipped Stinger GT.

  • Mechanical limited slip rear differential is added to the D-AWD system, which is designed to enhance traction and distribute power more evenly between the rear wheels when slip is detected
  • Drive Mode Select amplifies rear-biased dynamics
    • Comfort mode sends 60 percent of power to the rear for the feeling of stability
    • Sport mode sends 80 percent of power to the rear for more spirited driving
    • Drift mode sends up to 100 percent of power to the rear wheels and holds gears without upshifting

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  • New Control Logic
    • Slip Control and Counter Steer Detection
    • Transmission Shift Pattern
    • Stability Control

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Available in either D-AWD or RWD, the Stinger GTS maintains the Stinger GT’s potent powertrain underneath the hood.

  • 3-liter V6 twin turbo
    • 365 horsepower
    • 376 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

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The Hot Spot in the Stinger Lineup
Aside from what lies beneath, the GTS shows it’s not your average Stinger thanks to a number of exterior and interior enhancements tailored to make it look ready for time on the track or carving hairpin turns.

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Exterior enhancements include:

  • Exclusive “Federation” premium orange paint color
  • Genuine carbon fiber parts that outline the signature tiger-nose grille, side mirror caps, and side vents
  • GTS rear emblem
  • Center Stinger emblem replaces the Kia logo on the trunk lid for more custom appearance

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Inside, the Stinger GTS adds more premium materials befitting of a true driver’s car.

  • The steering wheel and center console swathed in Alcantara®3
  • Headliner blanketed in premium suede-like Chamude®4

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Handsomely and Affordably Equipped
Value continues to be pillar for the Stinger GTS, with lots of tech, creature comforts, and driver assistance systems5. As part of the GTS treatment, the limited edition fastback includes:

  • Sunroof
  • 720-watt Harman/Kardon6premium audio system with QuantumLogic7 and Clari-Fisignal enhancing technology
  • Wireless charger for compatible smartphones

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Keeping it competitive, the Stinger GTS hits the sweet spot in terms of pricing. With a start of production planned for this spring, the limited edition GTS is expected to have an MSRP9 starting around $44,000 for RWD and around $46,500 for D-AWD.


Press Release Information Notice

Kia and Gateway Kia of Quakertown makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in its press releases is accurate at the time of posting. However, Kia and Gateway Kia of Quakertown makes no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the accuracy of the content presented. Kia and Gateway Kia of Quakertown may, from time to time, update press releases, issue new releases, or publish other information to reflect new information.


1 Stinger GTS is expected in Spring 2019 with limited availability.

2 No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely

3 Alcantara is a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A

4 Chamude is a registered trademark of Kolon Industries, Inc

5 Driver assistance systems are not substitutes for safe driving, and may not detect all objects around the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

6 Harman/Kardon is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.

7 QuantumLogic is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.

8 Clari-Fi is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.

9 MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges.  Actual prices set by retailer and may vary.