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…

Understanding Your Vehicle’s Transmission

August 23rd, 2022 by
transmisssion

A transmission service is not routine maintenance and is something that may be easily overlooked. In fact, depending on which Kia model you drive, we recommend the service at either 60K or 100K miles. A transmission service is a complete fluid exchange. On certain models, a machine is used to cycle all the old fluid…

Inside the Shop

August 22nd, 2022 by

When you come in for vehicle maintenance or repair, you speak with one of our Service Consultants or Managers. You give them your key and then what happens? For Labor Day, we wanted to celebrate our technicians and look at what happens inside our shop. We are fortunate to have over 100 years of combined…

Cool Car Air Conditioning

June 6th, 2022 by
air conditioning

There’s nothing better than a cool car with air conditioning in good working order on a hot Charleston day. The Lowcountry summer heat is here. The optimal performance of your vehicle’s air conditioner is essential. We recommend checking the system every two to three years and having a air conditioning tune-up performed. Over time, the…

Make the Switch to Synthetic

June 2nd, 2022 by
oil

Make the switch to synthetic. Kia recommends synthetic oil for all vehicles and our goal is to convert 100% of customers by Labor Day. Quite simply, synthetic oil is better for your engine. It offers superior protection for your engine. The primary difference with synthetic oil is additives used in the refinement process. Synthetic oil…

Understanding Wheel Alignment

May 11th, 2022 by

It is important to understand wheel alignment and why maintaining proper alignment is beneficial to your vehicle and your wallet. The benefits of wheel alignment are many and yet are an often-overlooked facet of car maintenance. Kia Country recommends a wheel alignment every 12-15,000 miles. What Causes Alignment Problems? Potholes and bumps in the road…

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…

Celebrate Car Care Month

April 6th, 2022 by
Car Care Month

Kia Country of Charleston celebrates Car Care Month each April. It gives us a chance to focus on important service and maintenance functions, and share basic need-to-know owner information. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, and look for service-related email campaigns and weekly blog posts. As always, we celebrate Car Care Month with additional…

Spring Maintenance Tips

March 17th, 2022 by
SERVICE

These spring maintenance tips will get your car in shipshape condition and ready for warm-weather fun. Spring is the perfect time to have preventative maintenance performed on your vehicle. OIL CHANGE Not surprisingly spring and summer can be cause for a build-up of additional debris and dust in your vehicle. Dry dusty roads, rain, insects,…

EV Charging at Kia Country

March 3rd, 2022 by
EV Charger

EV charging has arrived at Kia Country. This is at least our third blog post on EVs and EV charging. Because EV charging is so top of mind and a popular topic revolving around any EV discussion. We now have fully operational Level 2 and Level 3 chargers at the dealership.  The Level 2 charger…

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