Kia of Milford

October 22, 2014
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5 Tips on Having A “Spooktacular” Trunk Or Treat

Trunk or Treat Milford, CT

Little ghosts, goblins, and superheroes will soon be trick-or-treating throughout Milford, CT and surrounding communities. As Halloween fast approaches, it’s important to make sure that everyone has a safe experience.

In recent years, many parents have switched from the traditional form of door-to-door Halloween trick or treating to something that’s a lot safer, but is still lots of fun for both kids and parents alike.

It’s called “Trunk or Treat.”

Some folks also call this fairly new Halloween tradition “Halloween Tailgating.”

Here’s how it works: Usually a church, school, or community center will sponsor a Trunk or Treat in their parking lot right around Halloween. As the name implies, cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans are decorated in a variety of festive themes. Parents and family members also get into the spooky spirit of things by dressing up in costumes and handing out treats from their vehicles.

A couple of key benefits that Trunk or Treating has over traditional neighborhood-style Halloween candy gathering include safety and time. First and foremost is safety. Parents don’t have to worry about walking down poorly-lit streets, dodging cars, or visiting strangers’ houses. Instead, kids can frolic from car to car in a controlled environment under the watchful eyes of parents, school administrators, or church staff. Secondly, Trunk or Treating is less tiring for children; especially little ones.

We here at Kia of Milford have gathered our five top tips for a frighteningly fun Trunk or Treat experience:

  1. Let your imagination go wild with decorating your vehicle. Try these ideas or make up your own:
    • Harvest Festival
    • Sports teams
    • Comics
    • Science Fiction/Fantasy
    • Cartoons
    • Wild WestArrive in plenty of time to get a good spot and to set things up.
  1. Arrive in plenty of time to get a good spot and to set things up.
  2. Make sure your children get plenty of rest the night before.
  3. Avoid more “frightening” themes in favor of “fun” ones.
  4. Take lots of snacks, finger foods, and beverages.

Of course, there’s no better way to go “Trunk or Treating” than in a stylish, fuel-efficient, and technologically advanced 2015 Kia from your friends here at Kia of Milford. Check out our large inventory of brand new and certified pre-owned Kia models; from the luxuriously equipped 2015 Kia Cadenza, the sophisticated 2015 Kia Optima, and economical 2015 Kia Forte, to the spacious 2015 Kia Sedona, versatile 2015 Kia Sorento, and fun-loving 2015 Kia Soul. Visit our showroom at 770 Bridgeport Ave., Milford, CT 06460. Schedule a test drive today by calling 888-686-9264.

Happy Halloween!


Additional information:

Trunk or Treat decorating tips

Great Trunk or Treat Themes




September 23, 2014
by admin

Ever Wonder When the Best Time to Buy a Car Is?

Are you getting tired of your current vehicle? It might be time to get a new Kia if your current car is giving you problems. Saving money is great, but driving a beat up car can actually cost you more money in the long run. Dealing with costly repair costs and a declining gas mileage can leave your wallet in a pinch. You’re better off buying a new car that comes with no hassles. When it comes to buying a car, whether new or used, good timing is key. Here are a few tips on when to buy a car and why.

Car Buying Tips

1. Buy when you have a set budget.
Can you remember a time when you bought something and regretted buying it less than a week later? Buyer’s remorse typically comes when you make a purchase that is beyond your financial ability. The best time to buy a car is when you know what you can and can’t afford. You can do this by calculating your credit score and finding out the trade-in value of your current car using our trade-in tool. You can also apply for financial assistance online.

2. Buy when your current car is being problematic
A malfunctioning car can cost more to own than a new car. Did you know? When your car is out of tune, your gas mileage deteriorates by about 4%. Depending on what shape your car is in you might be better off buying a new car. Not only will you save money at the pump you will no longer deal with annoying car repairs.

3. Buy when an old model is being phased out
You don’t have to wait until the end of the month or even for the end of the year to get the best deals on new cars. One of the best times to buy a car is when a new model hits the market. At this time dealers need more room for the new incoming models and are likely to offer great deals on older models. With the new 2015 Kia Optima hitting the market, you’re more likely to get a great deal on its equally smashing predecessor 2014 Kia Optima.

If you are in the market for a new car why not stop by Kia of Milford to view our wide selection of Kia models. With our 2014 Kia Optima and 2014 Kia Sorento specials you too can drive off the lot with your dream car without breaking the bank. Visit us at 908 Bridgeport Ave. Milford, CT 06460 or schedule a test drive by calling 888-615-9243.

August 7, 2014
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Teen Driving Stats That Will Make You More Cautious Behind the Wheel

Dear teen drivers,

If there’s one thing you want the most; it’s freedom from your parents. Now that you received your driver’s license you probably feel like the world is your oyster. Entering into adulthood is an exciting experience but, it also comes with responsibilities. Being a good driver takes making good decisions and being cautious behind the wheel. As a new driver, inexperience is your number one threat. Therefore, practice defensive driving by eliminating all distractions. You might feel confident behind the wheel but as an inexperienced teen driver you are more prone to car crashes. Here are the facts to prove it:

Teen Driving Stats

Whether you just got your license or if you have had a year of driving experience; driving with caution is a must. Here are a few tips to follow in order to stay safe on the road:

  • Avoid distractions – resist the urge to use your cellphone while driving by placing it in a place where you can’t reach it.
  • Wear your seatbelt – this can reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45%.
  • Avoid aggressive driving – this will reduce your chances of collision and improve your gas mileage.
  • Keep your Kia well maintained – Be sure to get your tire pressure inspected and; check your oil and coolant levels.

Are you clueless when it comes to car maintenance? Have no fear; Kia of Milford has you covered. We offer wide range maintenance and repair services. Keeping up with regular car maintenance is essential for your Kia Optima’s longevity and efficiency. Visit our online Service Center to get the ideal service interval times for your Kia Optima. To schedule a service appointment with us, give us a call at (888) 615-9243 or, visit us at 908 Bridgeport Ave., Milford, CT 06460.


July 17, 2014
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Join Kia of Milford at the 4th Annual Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series and SWIM Marathon

Kia of Milford is a proud sponsor of the upcoming 4th Annual Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series and 27th Annual SWIM Marathon events!

Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series 

Summer is in full force and that means the annual Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series is underway! The summer concert series kicked off on Friday, July 4 and runs every Sunday afternoon from 4-7 p.m. through August 24.

As a proud sponsor of the Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series, Kia of Milford wants you to join us for a fun afternoon of music and company every Sunday. The annual event features a variety of local musicians from the Milford, CT area and, did we mention, it’s free!

Grab your blanket, bring some chairs, and enjoy an afternoon with family and friends at the Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series. The concerts take place under the Devon Rotary Pavilion at Walnut Beach.

For more information and the full concert series lineup, visit Milford Walnut Beach Association.

SWIM Marathon 

On August 2, the 27th Annual SWIM Marathon will take place at Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, CT.

Since 1987, this charitable event helps individuals fighting cancer assist with costs of treatments, medical assistance, transportation, and much more.

Whether you want to participate in the SWIM Marathon, donate or simply spectate, this is a truly unique and special event you don’t want to miss. For more information on the SWIM Marathon and ways you can be a part of this great event, visit St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation.

The Kia of Milford team hopes to see you at each of these respective events!

Kia of Milford is located at 770 Bridgeport in Milford, CT. Visit our Kia dealership or give us a call, 203-878-9989 for all of your automotive needs.