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…

Automotive Parts Shortage Impact

September 16th, 2021 by
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The automotive parts shortage impact on Kia Country of Charleston’s service and maintenance cuts deep.  Service & Parts Director, Mitch Jones said, “I’ve never seen anything like it in 30+ years in this business.” The shortages started about six months into the pandemic and have affected both foreign and domestic parts. It has affected everything…

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
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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
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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…

2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2021 Honda Odyssey

August 4th, 2021 by
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The 2022 Kia Carnival was a new introduction this year and replaces the Kia Sedona. Kia positions the Carnival as a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) vs a traditional minivan. In a short time, it has become a legitimate challenger to segment rivals. The 5th generation 2021 Honda Odyssey is a long-time minivan favorite. Let’s see how…

2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2021 Toyota Sienna

July 28th, 2021 by
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The 2022 Kia Carnival was a new introduction this year and replaces the Kia Sedona. Kia positions the Carnival as a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) vs a traditional minivan. The 2021 Toyota Sienna was also new this year. The primary difference is that the Toyota Sienna is only available as a hybrid vehicle. In fact, there…

Step-by-Step: Change a Tire      

July 15th, 2021 by
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These step-by-step instructions will be helpful if you need to change a tire. If you drive in Charleston, SC you are familiar with potholes and road hazards that can lead to a flat tire. You can call Kia Roadside Assistance 1-800-333-4KIA for help. You can also change the tire yourself. It’s a relatively simple process….

Electric Car Tax Credits

July 13th, 2021 by
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Is it true I can get an income tax credit for purchasing an electric car? All electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles purchased new in 2010 or later may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7500. Are there any state tax credits available? Each state is different. In South Carolina, there…

Three Niro Models

July 8th, 2021 by
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Kia offers three distinct Niro models. 2021 Kia Niro Hybrid 2021 Kia Niro PHEV 2020 Kia Niro EV The Niro comes in a trio of engine options. What is the difference between a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle? A hybrid vehicle is a gas-first engine. The lithium-ion battery is charged by the operation of…

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