Asking for help - Please! How to play CD's in car with no CD player!

Asking for help and step by step (bullet format) guidance please.

Here is the issue.  Purchased a new car for the wife.  No CD player in the car. 

(I'm a analog type person, but have a smartphone, laptop computer, and external DVD/CD drive, and of reasonable intelligence.)

I have a lot of 'homemade CD's' that I really, really, like.

How do I go about getting this music to play in the car?

Something to do with 'ripping' the CD's to my computer?

How do you get the music from the computer post ripped to your smartphone and then to your car.  
(Car does have bluetooth capability,  my phone is linked into the car.)

Thanks in advance!  I appreciate the help and guidance.

All, Thanks again for the help. 

Our phone data plan with Verizon is only a gig a month, not a lot of data.
I do not wish to increase our data usage.....retired on a fixed income.  
Reason is we use our phones as phones.  I don't play games, etc.

We have our phones 'set up' to tap into the house Comcast wireless internet when we are home.  But once away from home we only have the one gigabyte of data in the plan. 

BTW the car does have a USB port on it.  So, I may be able to insert a thumb drive into it, with the music on the thumb drive?  (I have not looked at the owner's manual as of yet if that is possible.  Been helping a neighbor all day install a new hot water tank in his house.)

It sounds like I need to copy my CD's back to my current computer, naming each one in a file. 
Then put the music either onto a iPod or iPad, or perhaps a thumb drive.
From there either bluetooth it or cable it to the aux or USB port. 
Sounds like using the smartphone is feasible, but data usage accumulates.
On the surface it seems the thumb drive is the least expensive way, if that is even possible........
Most cars with thumbs drives can be really difficult.  For some reason car audio is not up to the task.  I would suggest trying it.
MP3's take up very little room.  I would think that if you use even media player you could fit a ton of music into 8gb on your phone.  Then just use bluetooth.
Does the car have an audio in 1/8" jack?  Buy a simple mp3 player?
Final option:  Tidal has a "download" feature that will allow you to download music to your phone when you have wifi and they you don't have to stream ever.  We worth 9.99 a month.
I am not sure about Kia but many, if not most, of the new cars play FLAC and Mp3 (I would go for FLAC, but you need to decide). Take a little USB drive, put some songs on it, plug into USB port, see what happens.

If that does not work, put music on the phone (you may have some last generation phone laying around) and plug it in that USB port. It should work.

I just noticed your question how to get your CDs to some "carable format". If you want, send them to me and I will do it. It is quite easy but I would get tangled explaining.

the simplest most glarring solution is....

6 hours of music if compressed on average ought to end up being less than 100 songs. at roughly 5MB per, that's only half a gig of music more or less.

I had a 16GB phone and know the issue very well. you should be able to carry 2GB or maybe more on your phones, since they are not cluttered up with games or other non essentials.

that comes to several hundred files.
you said you bought them all from Amazon.

meaning you have an account. meaning you also have a history with Amazon. even if you don't have the compiled CDs Amazon ought to be able to allow you to redownload them.

if so, just load them onto your phones instead of the laptop.

I would find out what my car can if at all, do with that USB jack, or some other hidden jack there may well be in there somewhere.

does the car have a radio in it at all? there might be a way to tap into that via RCA/Headphone jack, or simply via BT from a small portable media player.

a friend's new Chevy came with Cirrus or XM radio.... punching its buttons he found that its screen doubled as his car's information and maintenence center.

I think its time to read the owner manual and see what options the car does or does not offer. and go from there.