Kia Stinger Tribute Edition

January 19th, 2023 by
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Production of the Kia Stinger ends in 2023 with a new ultra-exclusive, ultimate-specification Tribute Edition. Introduced in 2017, the groundbreaking Stinger made significant contributions to the brand. Limited to 1000 worldwide, the Tribute Edition pays homage to Kia’s high-performance vision. During its short run, the Stinger was heralded by car enthusiasts and rivaled European sports…

Cold Weather Car Care

December 28th, 2022 by
service blog

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….

Oil Change Warning Signs

November 10th, 2022 by
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What are the warning signs that you are overdue for an oil change? Oil changes are among the most routine and important car maintenance tasks. Oil keeps the internal components of your car lubricated and helps the engine run cooler. The oil filter collects contaminants generated from both engine combustion and the environment. Over time,…

Hurricane Ian & Used Cars

October 6th, 2022 by
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Hurricane Ian will have some lasting effects on used cars for sale. One you may not consider is the influx of partially flooded cars in the marketplace. Most cars that get flooded out get totaled out and crushed by insurance companies.  They aren’t an issue. The concern is the cars that got wet inside but…

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
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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
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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
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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…

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