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
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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 Model Updates

June 22nd, 2021 by

Kia updates some of its most popular models for 2022. Although these are considered carryover models, you will find new trim levels, technology, and option packages. 2022 Kia Telluride The Telluride maintains its bold style. It adds the new Kia badging and a slightly redesigned radiator grille. Inside, Kia’s award-winning SUV adds a larger 10.25-inch…

Making a Down Payment

June 15th, 2021 by
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Ask Zola Questions about making a down payment are among the most frequently asked questions by car buyers. How much do I need for a down payment on a car loan? 20% is a recommended down payment. It shows the lender that good faith in the likelihood that you will repay the loan. Can my…

Facing the Vehicle Shortage

June 10th, 2021 by
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Both dealerships and car buyers are facing vehicle shortages. The battle is real and is unlikely to end this year.  Some vehicle manufacturers are being hit harder than others, but almost all are facing production issues. What are the root causes? Component constraint such as chip shortages Raw material supply availability in steel and plastics…

Chips, Dings, and Dents

June 1st, 2021 by
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Chips, dings, and dents are an inevitable part of car ownership. Cars are expensive and finding a blemish of any kind is frustrating. You can prevent damage to a degree and easily remedy. First, let’s differentiate between chips, dings, and dents. The primary difference is size. Rock chips are the most common cause of damage…

Auto Loan Q&A: Cosigners

April 15th, 2021 by
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Ask Zola What is a cosigner on a loan? A cosigner is generally a parent, family member or friend who agrees to share the loan obligation with the borrower. If you have a co-signer is your interest rate based on their credit score? Banks will take the average of the borrower and cosigner’s credit score…

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