Floodwater: Dangers & Safety Precautions

August 16th, 2021 by
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Living in the Lowcountry means living with flooding. Floodwater is one of the most dangerous road hazards, yet it is so common in Charleston we may become complacent. As we head into prime hurricane season, we wanted to review dangers and safety precautions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that over half…

2022 Kia Stinger

June 30th, 2021 by
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Revamped, the 2022 Kia Stinger takes it up a notch.  When the Kia Stinger debuted in 2017, it challenged German sports sedans and pushed boundaries in style, performance and engineering. New exterior design details offer a more upscale look and performance has been enhanced with a more powerful standard engine. The 2022 Stinger is available…

Nightfall Leads 2022 Sportage Lineup

May 4th, 2021 by
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The popular Nightfall Edition highlights an unchanged but simplified 2022 Kia Sportage lineup for 2022. The Nightfall Edition replaces the S trim as a standalone package. The 2022 Sportage offers more tech and convenience features. The Sportage Nightfall Edition includes:  Panoramic Sunroof Black Roof Rails Special Black Badging Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel with Paddle Shifters SynTex Seating Materials…

Wiper Blade Performance

January 21st, 2021 by
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Proper wiper performance and visibility is critical when you are on the road and even more so in inclement weather. When was the last time you changed your wiper blades? If you can’t remember, it is probably time. Specifically designed for optimal performance, Genuine Kia wiper blades maintain Kia’s factory safety standards. Wear Indicator—An innovative color-coded…

Pothole Dangers

October 1st, 2020 by
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Pothole dangers–The Charleston area is notorious them. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that there are $3B in annual damages from potholes and that they cost drivers an average of $300 per year. Potholes can cause damage to your vehicle including but not limited to: Tire and rim damage Loss of control Uneven tire wear…

Hurricane Preparedness

September 8th, 2020 by
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With two storms brewing in the Atlantic, it seems like a good time to revisit hurricane preparedness. You do not want to wait for an evacuation order before you get ready. First, you want to make certain that your vehicle is properly serviced. Inevitably, people start calling to schedule service just before a storm and…

Why Tire Month?

August 27th, 2020 by
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Why Tire Month? Each March and September, Kia Country sponsors Tire Month to help educate our customers on tire safety issues and help them save money on maintenance and replacement. Over 80% of the customers who come into our Service Department need one or more tire replaced. Only 19% have properly inflated tires. At best,…

Best Cars for Graduates

May 26th, 2020 by
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What are the best cars for high school and college graduates? There are some common denominators that make sense for drivers in this age group. Most important among them are: Affordability. Many are looking at college tuition or paying off college loans or may be just starting a career. There are really good cars at…

Kia Receives Six IIHS Top Safety Pick Ratings

February 20th, 2020 by
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently awarded 2020 Top Safety Pick (TSP) to the Kia Telluride, Sorento, Sportage, Soul, Stinger and Forte. These TSP ratings reflect Kia’s commitment to safety. IIHS evaluates crash readiness, build integrity and available standard safety systems. To qualify for IIHS 2020 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn…

Seat Belts: 60 Years of Saving Lives

November 14th, 2019 by

It has been 60 years since Nils Bohlin, a mechanical engineer invented the three-point safety belt for Volvo. The seat belt was actually invented by George Cayley, an English engineer in the late 1800’s to keep pilots in their gliders. The first patented seat belt was created by Edward J. Claghorn in 1885 to protect…

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