Kia National Dealer Meeting

September 28th, 2021 by

Last week, Steve Appelbaum, Kia Country of Charleston, General Manager attended the Kia National Dealer Meeting in Las Vegas. This annual event gives dealers a firsthand look at new vehicles and insights from corporate leadership. This year’s event focused on how Kia is leading the movement to EV’s and how they are transforming the brand…

Get Pre-Approved for Car Loan

September 22nd, 2021 by
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Ask Zola Should I get pre-approved for a car loan? There are advantages to getting pre-approved. It will help you establish a realistic budget with a monthly payment that you can afford before you visit the dealership. It also allows you to see the total cost of the vehicle with interest so you know exactly…

Beware of Flood-Damaged Vehicles

September 9th, 2021 by

If you are in the market for a pre-owned vehicle you need to beware of flood-damaged vehicles. New vehicle shortages have increased used car demand. Kia Country does not sell flood-damaged vehicles. Our Kia Trained and Certified technicians know how to spot flood damage and/or a coverup and all vehicles that are traded in go through…

How Much Can I Afford?

August 11th, 2021 by

How Much Can I Afford? Buying a car is an expensive proposition. The average cost of a new car is $40,000 and used car prices are up about 30% this year due to vehicle shortages and demand. It is important to know how much you can afford and set a budget before you step into…

Vehicle Inventory Shortage Solutions

August 5th, 2021 by

Kia Country combats vehicle inventory shortages with customer-first solutions that work.  I’m sure you have heard the gloom and doom, there are no cars stories. No worries. Inventory is my problem. My job is to get you the car you want and a deal you can afford.   And that’s just what we do at…

Credit Scores & Car Loans

May 10th, 2021 by

Ask Zola How does my credit score affect a car loan? Car buyers often do not understand the relationship between their credit score and ability to secure a car loan. Your credit score impacts not only your ability to secure a loan but the interest rate on the loan. What credit score do I need…

Filling Up with the Wrong Gas

March 4th, 2021 by

Filling up with the wrong gas is a fairly common mistake. Most gas stations offer regular, mid-level and premium gas which is based on the octane rating.  Many believe that using a higher-octane fuel will improve your car’s performance. This is not true. It should not cause damage either;  but it is important to use…

2021 Sorento Boast Five Trim Levels

February 18th, 2021 by

The All-New 2021 Sorento boasts five trim levels: LX, S, EX, SX, and SX-Prestige. Available with either FWD or optional AWD on all trim levels, the Sorento also features a new turbocharged hybrid powertrain. The star model is the SX-Prestige AWD with X-Line appearance package. The X-Line further demonstrates the transformation of the Sorento into…

Kia Country Named Dealer of Year

January 28th, 2021 by

Kia Country of Charleston has been awarded DealerRater’s  2021 Dealer of the Year Award, which recognizes auto dealerships across the U.S. and Canada who deliver outstanding customer service, based on consumer reviews. This the 5th time, Kia County has won the prestigious award. Kia Country also earned its 6th Consumer Satisfaction Award which recognizes top…

Command the Season: Kia All-Wheel Drive

November 25th, 2020 by

Command the Season, Kia’s Holiday Sales Event showcases its expanding lineup of all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles. Save on the 2021 Seltos SX AWD, 2021 Stinger GT1 AWD, 2021 Telluride SX with Nightfall Edition, 2021 K5 GT-Line AWD, Sportage SX Turbo AWD through January 4, 2021. The all-new 2021 Sorento, also has an optional AWD. Kia…


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