Bluetooth setup made easy

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Helpful Advice, Technology, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 8:59 PM
Picture of a smartphone with the words "How to set up Bluetooth on your Kia"

Kia Bluetooth setup guide

Technology makes everything easier, except when it doesn’t. If you just purchased a new vehicle or simply need a refresher on how to connect your smartphone to your Kia’s Bluetooth technology, our handy guide is for you. Here we will walk you through the setup process, step by step. Whether you have the all-new Sorento or the Kia Soul, these tips apply to most Kia models with Bluetooth capability.  Read the rest of this entry »

Are Kia Optima models AWD?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, New Vehicles, Optima, Stinger on Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 9:43 PM
2018 Kia Optima Exterior and Interior Color Options

Since its creation, the Kia Optima has remained one of the most popular models in the Kia lineup. And for good reason! This sophisticated sedan has it all, including a variety of exciting updates for 2018. In fact, the Optima is now standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 7-inch touchscreen, blind-spot monitoring and much more. With that said, one common question we receive from customers is about whether the 2018 Kia Optima has all-wheel drive. Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s where to go hiking there summer

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just for Fun, Local Happenings on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 10:15 PM
Forest at dusk

Best hiking trails near Birmingham, AL 

Ah, the call of the great outdoors. There is nothing quite like a hike on a beautiful morning. Whether you’re looking to take a trek through the woods or simply would like to explore the countryside, the Birmingham area has a variety of parks to choose from. Our part of the state is fortunate to have so many beautiful natural resources and landscapes. With that said, here are some of the best hiking trails that are a must-see.   Read the rest of this entry »

Fireworks, special events to highlight 4th of July in the Magic City

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just for Fun, Local Happenings on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 8:00 AM
People watching the fireworks

4th of July fireworks near Birmingham, AL 2018

Living near Birmingham brings many benefits. Not only are we in a central area with the best events, concerts and music scene, but there is always something fun to do. One of the highlights of the season is 4th of July. No one does 4th of July like we do in Alabama! The fireworks, parades, food—we have it all. That brings up an important question: How will you celebrate 4th of July this year? If you don’t have your calendar set yet, we are here to help. We have rounded up some of the many 4th of July celebrations happening the area, including when you can expect to see the fireworks. Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh color options, engines for 2019 Sorento

By blogsadmin | Posted in Color Options, New Vehicles, Sorento, Technology on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 9:13 PM
2019 Kia Sorento driving down the road

What are the new 2019 Kia Sorento colors?

After much anticipation, we are proud to announce that the 2019 Kia Sorento is now in stock at Matt Castrucci Kia! This sleek new crossover SUV packs a punch thanks to styling updates and new technologies. In fact, the 2019 Sorento sports a redesigned grille, lighting elements and fresh color options. Choose from nine shades, including two new options: Passion Red and Dragon Brown. Polished Walnut and Remington Red will not be available for 2018. Here’s the full list of 2019 color choices: Snow White Pearl, Sparkling Silver, Titanium Silver, Passion Red, Sangria, Blaze Blue, Dragon Brown, Platinum Graphite, Ebony Black.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to keep your car rust-free

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Helpful Advice, Services, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Man hand-washing a car

After you purchase your dream car the last thing you want to think about is maintenance. Whether you bought your vehicle new or used, all cars, trucks and SUVs are susceptible to rust. With that said, time can either be your friend or your enemy in the battle to protect your vehicle from decay. The good news is there are several things you can do to keep your car rust-free in the long run. Read the rest of this entry »

Are Kia Souls good on gas?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Fuel Efficiency, Soul on Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 4:31 PM
Does the Kia Soul get good fuel economy?

You love the style and capability of the Kia Soul, but does it have the fuel economy to back up its good looks? We have some good news. If you like the Kia Soul you really can have your cake and eat it too. This is because the Kia Soul is good on gas. In fact, it boasts up to 24 city and 30 highway mpg for models with a 130-hp or 161-hp engine. Models with the 201-hp engine achieve up to 26 city and 31 highway mpg. You might be wondering; how does that compare to other vehicles in its segment? Here’s a closer look. Read the rest of this entry »

Ask a mechanic: Your car service inquires answered!

By blogsadmin | Posted in Our Dealership, Services on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 9:23 PM
Mechanic holding a wrench

Get answers to common car service questions

Since 1981, our award-winning service department has helped drivers from across the region keep their vehicle in top-notch condition. Over the years we have repaired countless vehicles and answered lots of questions. Which brings us here. Here are some of the most common questions we have received from our customers over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

How does the car trade-in process work?

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs, Helpful Advice, Our Dealership, Pre-Owned Vehicles, Tips and Tricks on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 8:18 PM
Customer and salesperson shaking hands

Is it time to upgrade your vehicle to something new? At Serra Trussville Kia we make it easy with our straightforward, no-hassle trade-in process. Here we buy a variety of well-maintained vehicle makes and models at fair market prices. The trade-in is a relatively simple process and starts with you bringing your vehicle to our dealership. Read the rest of this entry »

Where to eat on Mother’s Day in Birmingham

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just for Fun, Local Happenings on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 10:03 PM
A table set for breakfast

Mother’s Day 2018 brunch near me in Birmingham, AL

Spring has sprung and that means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Sunday, May 13 to be exact. How will you celebrate this year? We are fortunate to live in a community with so many things to do and places to eat. This Mother’s Day is no different and there are a number of restaurants offering a special menu in addition to their traditional menu. With that said, you might be asking, “where’s Mother’s Day brunch near me?” Here are some of the many Birmingham, AL area restaurants worth checking out. Read the rest of this entry »