Tips for Driving in Hazardous Weather

January 9th, 2024 by

Here in the Lowcountry, inclement weather can lead to hazardous travel conditions at any time of year. Being aware of when roads are hazardous and adjusting your driving is crucial to your safety and the safety of your car. Researchers estimate that almost 1,235,000 car accidents occur each year because of adverse weather, according to…

Top 3 Reasons Your Car Needs a Tune-Up

January 4th, 2024 by

A regular vehicle tune-up is just as important as getting your oil changed or tires rotated, however not everyone makes a point to get a tune-up often enough. The benefits that your car will see from getting a regularly scheduled tune-up are expansive. We’re here to break it down and let you know about the…

Keeping your Car Safe During Holiday Travel

November 15th, 2023 by

Packing and prepping for holiday travel means more than just filling bags and securing the house. It’s important to also prepare your car for time away if you’re flying or using another car to get to your destination. We’re used to leaving some lights on or getting a house-sitter, but people tend to forget to…

7 Important Car Warning Lights to Know

October 16th, 2023 by

Modern vehicles make it a very strong point to let their owner know when something is going wrong. It is much easier to self-diagnose any issues yourself these days. With that being said, many car owners get caught off-guard by most of the specific warning lights that cars present to the driver. As a part…

Car Care Month: Extend the Life of your Brakes

October 9th, 2023 by

Your car’s brakes should typically last anywhere from 30,000 and 70,000 miles, depending on multiple factors. The longer you can make your brake pads last, the less often you’ll have to spend around $200 to get any of them replaced. At Kia Country of Charleston, we’re continuing to share car maintenance tips throughout October’s Car…

Maintaining your Car’s Transmission at Home

October 2nd, 2023 by

Here at Kia Country of Charleston, one of our favorite things about fall is sports. There’s no better time of year to take your car on road trips to see your favorite team play live. Which makes it all the more important to take proper care of your car’s transmission in the Fall.   Check…

Cold Weather Car Care

December 28th, 2022 by
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Subzero temperatures over the holiday weekend were unwelcome for many Charlestonians. There were plenty of warnings on how to keep your pipes from freezing, but not much about cold weather car care. Cold temperatures can put stress on various parts of your vehicle. If possible, park your car in a garage when it’s extremely cold….

Battery Basics

September 14th, 2022 by

The car battery provides power to start a vehicle. It also powers lights, stereo, and other components. How long does a battery last? You may be surprised to know not for as long as you would think and not for as long as they used to. Batteries deteriorate over time and the lifespan is impacted by…

Major Mileage Service: 60K

April 26th, 2022 by

Kia Country recommends the second major mileage service at 60K miles. Why Is It Important? Routine car maintenance is essential to keep your vehicle running smoothly. We want to make sure you are provided the care and service to keep your investment in perfect shape. If you have kept up with our recommended maintenance schedule such…

Quick Primer: Cars and Ice

January 20th, 2022 by

With the impending forecast, we thought a quick primer on cars and ice might be in order. Thankfully, we do not have much ice in the Lowcountry and the length between storms may make it difficult to remember these safety tips. Windshield If you can keep your vehicle in a garage or sheltered location that…

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