Kia of Augusta Blog

Your Augusta, GA Kia Dealer

Kia of Augusta Blog - Your Augusta, GA Kia Dealer

Extreme Midnight Sale Event: Steal a Deal

Our Extreme Midnight Sale Event is happening tonight!

Don’t miss a night in which you could steal a deal all for charity.

We here at Kia of Augusta are all about having fun, and our Extreme Midnight Sale Event this weekend is one opportunity each year in which we do this in style.

Tonight and tomorrow night, we will be hosting our annual Extreme $1 New and Used Car Charity Auction. This event is a unique one because we are opened late from 6 p.m. to midnight each night.

This 2-night event is a great opportunity for you and your family to have some weekend fun. Whether you’re looking for a new or used car or just want to paint the town red, this event is for you.

Extreme Midnight Sale Event

  • Auction bidding on every new and used car on the lot
  • Proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Network
  • Motorcross Stunt Show at 8 PM and 10 PM
  • Live music
  • Light show
  • Door prizes

If you couldn’t find a reason to come, we just gave you six! See you here tonight and/or tomorrow evening at Kia of Augusta’s Extreme Midnight Sale Event!

Kia Overtakes Honda as Automotive Green Giant

Kia is the new automotive green giant.

The all-new 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid is taking the automaker to new heights.

Move over Honda! There’s a new automotive green giant in the land.

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a nonprofit science advocacy organization in America, declared that Hyundai and Kia were now greener than Honda, which formerly held the top spot in the category.

What was the deciding factor that led the scientists to this conclusion?

“Turbocharging and downsizing engines in a number of its models while also introducing hybrid-electric versions of two of its top-selling vehicles, the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima,” UCS said.

The UCS explained that it used estimated EPA ratings for the two OEMs that were corrected following the dispute over test-procedure errors.

This is good news for Kia and continues to hit home the fact that you should buy and lease at Kia of Augusta! We have a huge selection of new 2014 models, and we are starting to get 2015 models in as they are released. Stop in and test drive one today!

The Biggest Memorial Day Sale Yet at Kia of Augusta

Kia of Augusta is throwing the biggest memorial day sale ever.

We are offering deals like never before. Visit us this weekend!

At Kia of Augusta, we are putting on the biggest Memorial Day Sale yet this weekend, and we want you to be there!

No one likes to deal with high prices and hefty payments when buying a car, and we understand that. This is why we are lowering our prices for this weekend and going above and beyond to assure you that you are going to get the best deal of a lifetime. If you are currently under a lease or loan, we’ll go all Arnold Schwarzenegger and terminate it for you. No problem! Plus, we’ll guarantee you a lower monthly payment.

Our Kia cars boast fuel efficiency, and you not only save money with a great fuel economy. We’re also dashing the prices on our 2014 models.

Biggest Memorial Day Sale Deals

  • 2014 Kia Sorento ($3,000 off)
  • 2014 Kia Optima (Now $19,000)

If you have a job and bring home $350 a week, these deals can be yours. We will approve you with as little as $0 down.

Visit us this weekend and ask us about our 10-year/100,000-mile warranty. You will be glad that you did!

4 Reasons to Buy the 2014 Kia Soul

Buy the 2014 Kia Soul at Kia of Augusta today.

The Soul may look small on the outside, but looks can be deceiving.

If you haven’t pondered to buy the 2014 Kia Soul, that may soon change. All of you are probably familiar with the Kia Soul. The urban hatchback is unique, standing out for its size and styling. It probably is the grooviest, most fun subcompact car in the market.

Whether or not subcompact cars are your thing, there are plenty of reasons why the 2014 Kia Soul would be a great buy for you. We’ll give you four.

4 Reasons to Buy the 2014 Kia Soul

  1. Price. At Kia of Augusta, you can buy the 2014 Soul for as low as $14,995. We currently have over 20 Souls on our lot, so you’re bound to find a price and payment plan that is just right for you!
  2. Safety First. The Soul received an overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating from the NHTSA. It was given perfect scores on frontal and side crash tests.
  3. Interior Living Room. Inside the Soul is the definition of peace and comfort. It’s quieter, plusher and made for rest and relaxation.
  4. Family Car. Some of you may read this and think, “Say what?’ Yes, the Soul is small, but the guys over at Cars.com prove the Soul is perfect for family based on its physical performance and personality.

Kia of Augusta is your dealer for Kia cars and SUVs. Drop by this weekend and see us for a Soul quote and test drive!

The Griffin Force Kia Optima Adventures Continue

Here are the two latest Griffin Force Kia Optima ads.

Jack McBrayer, are you still talking?

Blake Griffin and his sidekick Jack McBrayer have been fighting injustice in Griffin Force Kia Optima ads for six months now, and they’re far from tossing the cape aside and retiring.

Griffin Force involves these two heroic personas as they head out to prevent the worst crime of all—not buying the Kia Optima.

While these ads tend to weigh heavy on humor and wit, they also show off some of the special features of the 2014 Kia Optima. One of these features is the UVO Parking Minder.

This is just one of many things the UVO eServices infotainment system can do. It also streams music, diagnoses car problems, schedules service appointments and makes 911 calls.

You can’t go wrong with a car that is loaded with gadgets, made for a superhero. If it’s good enough for Blake Griffin and Jack McBrayer, it’s perfect for you.

And right now, with our Memorial Day Sales Event, you can receive up to $1,000 bonus cash when you buy the 2014 Kia Optima. Come test drive it at Kia of Augusta today!

Baseball Picture Ideas: Best Shots to Snap

Here are some baseball picture ideas from Kia of Augusta.

If you don’t want to be in the picture, you can always get creative.

Our Grand Slam Ticket Giveaway is well underway, but at the moment, we don’t have any baseball picture submissions. Is anyone daring enough to step up to the plate? Everything is on the line here. 4 tickets to see the Atlanta Braves battle the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field!

Perhaps, a quick guide of what baseball pictures to take will ease this dilemma and awake inspiration in the lives of our participants.

Baseball Picture Ideas

  • Pose with a player. Though we don’t expect you to have an old picture with Chipper Jones handy (That would be awesome), a picture with a professional baseball player or rising star would be a great submission to our contest.
  • Be the player. Next time, you are out at the ball field batting or fielding, have someone take some shots of you. Photos that involve action and emotion make for the best shots.
  • Get creative. Maybe you don’t want to be in the picture, but you have a creative idea of a photo involving a baseball. Snap the shot and submit it. Who knows? Your friends may be wowed at your skill in photography.
  • Showcase your collection. Do you own memorabilia? Baseball cards? Photograph your collection and share it with the community.
  • Show off your team spirit. Whether you’re at a game with friends or watching the game at home, submit a picture that shows why you are the biggest baseball fan on the planet.

The game is only three weeks away, and you have until May 18 to submit your photo on Facebook and get the most votes. Don’t waste any time. Hit a grand slam at Kia of Augusta today, and prove that you’re a clutch player!

Win Atlanta Braves Tickets from Kia of Augusta!

You could win Atlanta Braves tickets by hitting a grand slam of your own at Kia of Augusta.

Submit a baseball photo of yourself for a shot at 4 tickets to an Atlanta Braves ballgame!

We are giving away something special at Kia of Augusta in May. All you have to do is submit a photo and get your baseball buddies to vote for you.

You could win Atlanta Braves tickets for four by participating in Kia of Augusta’s Grand Slam Ticket Giveaway on Facebook!

The Braves will be hosting the Colorado Rockies on May 23 at 7:35 PM EST inside the confines of Turner Field. You will be overjoyed to know that the winner will also be treated to the #1 rated fireworks show in the Southeast. Georgia Lottery will be shooting them off following the outcome of the ballgame. That sounds like a blast, doesn’t it?

So what constitutes a winning photo submission for this grand contest? Perhaps you play baseball and have the perfect shot of a homerun or diving grab in left field. Or maybe you attend baseball games with friends and have some funny pictures to share. And if you have ever met a professional Major League Baseball athlete and gotten a picture, that’s a fantastic choice as well.

So here is what you do.

To win Atlanta Braves tickets:

  1. Like our Facebook page.
  2. Click the contest button in our app section.
  3. Fill out your information and submit your photo with a title and description.
  4. Photo will be approved and posted in 24 hours.
  5. Share your submission with your friends and encourage them to vote for you.

The contest will end on Sunday, May 18, at 11:59 PM, so what are you waiting for? Find or snap that baseball shot today and submit it to Kia of Augusta!

 

Coloring Easter Eggs 101: Keeping It Simple

Here is what we at Kia of Augusta would like to call Coloring Easter Eggs Made Simple.

A Happy Easter involves coloring Easter eggs.

Easter is this weekend, and before you start the hunt, you know you have to get around to coloring Easter eggs.

We at Kia of Augusta are all about keeping things simple: easy car payments, hassle-free leasing, and helpful consultations. The same is true with coloring Easter eggs. Below is a step-by-step manual of how to go about coloring your Easter eggs.

Coloring Easter Eggs

What You Need

  • Liquid food coloring (20 drops per color)
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Paper towel
  • Tongs, egg dipper, or spoon
  • Bowls or cups to emerge eggs in
  • ½ cup of boiling water

Step By Step

  • Make sure the hard-boiled eggs are cool at the start.
  • Cover your work area with paper towels or a newspaper before you begin.
  • Fill cups or bowls with a mix of water, food coloring and vinegar.
  • Dunk eggs into cups with a spoon.
  • Check each egg individually after five minutes of being immersed in its color.
  • Remove egg nice and gently from the cup or bowl and set it somewhere to dry.

That wasn’t too hard, was it? If you have bought a decoration kit from the store, you can add the finishing touches by following the instructions on the box. Happy Easter from Kia of Augusta and enjoy!

Kia Takes Home 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Award for Best Value

The Kia Optima is one of the reasons for Kia receiving a 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Award.

You’ll go far in an Optima with its 23/34 mpg fuel economy.

It’s no surprise really. Kia Motors America has been a growing brand in the past decade, all thanks to vehicles that are built to last.

This past Wednesday, Kia received a 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Award for “Best Value Brand.” It was the first time the automaker had won the highly-esteemed honor. Kia won it for a handful of reasons.

  • Stylish vehicles with great fuel economy. Specifically, the Optima, Rio, Soul and Forte were praised as cars that drivers could count on for a fun drive along with a strong performance from the gas tank.
  • Price. Quality-made cars usually come with a price. This can either be inviting to consumers or a turn-off. Fortunately with Kias, the price is just right because the value with each vehicle supersedes it.
  • Value. New car customers do not just want to find a sleek car with numerous features at a good price. They want to buy a car that will last and have very few problems for a long time. This is when Kia comes in.
The 2014 Forte is one of the cars that lead to Kia getting the 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Award.

The Forte runs up to 173 horsepower and can get up to 36 mpg on the highway.

Are you looking for a car that fits this profile? Read the press release by clicking the link above, and visit Kia of Augusta for a great selection of Optimas, Rios, Souls and Fortes!

Kia MPV to Debut at the New York Auto Show

Find out about the Kia MPV at the 2014 New York Auto Show later this month.

The 2014 New York Auto Show will unveil Kia’s mystery vehicle (Photo Courtesy of Alexisrael).

Yesterday, Kia announced on its media website that it would debut a new car at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

“Kia will unveil an all-new midsize multi-purpose vehicle at the 2014 New York International Auto Show in two weeks,” the press release read. “This global debut will challenge the segment and will offer the functionality to transport as many as eight passengers and their belongings while also serving as a purposeful offering for adventure seekers. Stay tuned for more information in the weeks ahead!”

As unclear as this announcement may be, we at Kia of Augusta are excited to see the latest creation from Kia Motors.

Previously, the South Korean automaker brought back a minivan, the Sedona, with a few changes after dropping it from its lineup in 2013. While there has been no word as to whether the Sedona will return, the photo on Kia’s website pretty much confirms sliding doors. If it is indeed a minivan, this Kia MPV could end up being a worthy replacement.

Whether it’s a van or a crossover, we can be guaranteed that Kia has something special for us in the next two weeks. In the meantime, head over to our website, and check out our selection of minivans and crossovers!