Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

How to use Apple CarPlay in your Kia

Friday, December 21st, 2018
Apple CarPlay and touchscreen in the 2019 Kia Forte

There is something particularly exciting about driving a new vehicle with all the latest high-tech features. Today, every new Kia comes packed with a generous selection of premium entertainment and convenience technologies. One of our favorite features is Apple CarPlay. This convenient technology makes it easy to sync your smartphone with your Kia’s infotainment display so you can play music, answer phone calls and much more directly from your Kia. (more…)

Do Kia warranties transfer to new owners?

Saturday, August 25th, 2018
Mechanic holding a wrench

There are many benefits to buying or leasing a new Kia. Not only do you have all the newest high-tech features to enjoy, but you also have peace of mind that your Kia‘s warranty has you covered in case anything goes awry. But what happens when you’re ready to upgrade from that vehicle to something else? Do your Kia’s warranties transfer to the new owner? It really depends on the warranty. Any remaining portion of the Kia New Vehicle Limited Warranty, except for the Power Train Limited Warranty, is transferable to from the original owner to a subsequent owner. (more…)

How to fix Kia Bluetooth connection problems

Saturday, August 25th, 2018
Man holding a smartphone

Is your Kia’s Bluetooth dropping calls, not connecting with your smartphone or is just simply not working? We are here to help. There are several reasons why your Bluetooth may be having issues. The good news is there are some things you can do to fix your car’s Bluetooth connection problems and get your phone working with your Kia again. Whether you have the Kia Forte or the powerful Stinger, these tips and tricks will help you identify and solve any Bluetooth issues you might be having.  (more…)

What steps should I take to keep my dog safe in the car?

Friday, September 15th, 2017
Dogs in the car

How to drive safely with a dog in your car

For so many families, dogs are important members. Many people are close to their pets, and it makes sense that, at times, we’ll need to get behind the wheel with our furry friends with us in the car. The car can be a dangerous place for drivers and passengers alike, especially to someone who doesn’t completely understand what’s going on. To keep the you and your dog safe, there are certain guidelines you should follow. From training to placement in the car, there are things you can do to make driving a safe and fun activity for you and your dog. We want to make sure that you’re always safe on the road, so your friends at Archer Kia have put together this post about how to drive safely with a dog in the car. Keep on reading to learn more!  (more…)

Car camping made easy with these tips

Friday, September 8th, 2017
Car in a campsite

How to camp from your car

Camping is a great way to get outdoors and experience some true, unadulterated nature. Camping today, though, has a lot of different mediums. There extremes on both sides of the spectrum. With “glampers” you can expect a full RV stocked with gourmet food, luxury amenities, Wi-Fi, and of course, and at least cable TV. On the other side of the spectrum, you have ultra-light backpackers who pack a small backpack with what seems to barely anything and a hammock, and head straight into the wilderness. These are both great, but nothing beats a good, old-fashioned drive-in campsite. The kind where you park the car, unload your tent and supplies, and enjoy your time in nature. There are a few steps you can follow to make sure you stay safe in the wilderness. Keep reading to learn how to camp from your car most effectively.  (more…)

Is The Manual Transmission Worth It?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Manual VS Automatic Transmission

Sometime before WWII, the automatic transmission came into existence. For the next 70 years or so, the manual transmission was thought of as something that was efficient, reliable, affordable, and fast in the motorsport world. After the year 2000, however, something changed. The automatic transmission got smart. Now, the same argument remains, but the tables have turned. (more…)

Learn How To Drive A Manual Transmission Vehicle In 300 Words

Monday, January 30th, 2017

How To Drive Stick

The manual transmission is fighting for its life in a world where the automatic transmission is now superior in every way except for enjoyment. Kia knows that there are still many of us that prefer a manual transmission, and that is why the 2017 Kia Forte still comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox. Here is how to drive it. Follow it as literally as you can, like when following a recipe. (more…)