Preventing Uneven Tire Tread Wear

April 19th, 2024 by

During Car Care Month, there is perhaps no more important part of your car than the tires. Constantly in contact with the ground, tires are the heart of what makes your vehicle work and operate safely. So preventing uneven tire tread wear on them is a vital thing, and we’re here to explain how you…

What to do when Your Car Model Gets Recalled

April 5th, 2024 by

Vehicle recalls are a common thing. If you’ve recently discovered that there is a current recall for a car model that you own, but are unsure what to do next, we’ve got you covered. We’re here to walk you through the process of identifying if the recall affects you and what to do if it…

Benefits of Getting your Car Serviced at a Dealership

March 19th, 2024 by

When looking to get their vehicle serviced, most owners are faced with the choice of going to a mechanic or to a dealership’s service department. There are a few clear benefits to bringing your car to a dealership for service. So today, we’re breaking down what these reasons are and how Kia Country of Charleston’s…

Maintaining and Electric Vehicle: A Comparison

February 29th, 2024 by

If you’ve owned a conventional gas-powered car, you’re familiar with the typical maintenance that is required to keep it on the road. There are engine oil and filter replacements every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, tire rotations, and new tires when needed, the brake pads, and eventually, rotors. You often have to check all the fluids…

7 Easy DIY Car Repair Fixes

February 2nd, 2024 by

At Kia Country of Charleston, our service department is prepared to assist you with any repair or replacement your car needs. But not every issue is worthy of bringing your car into the shop, so here are some repair tasks that, with the right guidance and knowledge, you can take care of yourself. Replace your…

Protecting your Car’s Resale Value

December 20th, 2023 by

Protecting a vehicle’s value begins from day one, even that special holiday car that you just gifted or received. Getting a new car is exciting, so the last thing you’ll be thinking about around the holidays is how to preserve the car’s value, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Actions you take now…

Understanding EV Maintenance

November 1st, 2023 by

Whether you’ve picked up one of Kia’s excellent, currently available electric vehicles, or if you’ve snagged yourself a reservation for the upcoming EV9, there are things you need to learn if it’s your first fully electric vehicle. Even though the car may have fewer mechanical moving parts than a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle, EVs still require…

Car Care Month: Maintenance Mileage Checklist

October 23rd, 2023 by

Whether you’ve recently purchased a new or used vehicle, it’s important to know the stages of mileage in which certain maintenance items should be addressed. The checklist we’ll explore today, as we close out Fall Car Care Month, includes major milestones, and minor ones within those. Though some tasks may seem more costly and won’t…

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…

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