Auto Loan Q&A: Cosigners

April 15th, 2021 by
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Ask Zola What is a cosigner on a loan? A cosigner is generally a parent, family member or friend who agrees to share the loan obligation with the borrower. Why would someone need a cosigner? An individual who has not yet established credit, has limited credit or poor credit may need a cosigner to get…

The Future is Electric

April 12th, 2021 by
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Kia is staking its future on electric vehicles. The 2020 Kia Niro EV, a compact SUV will be the first electric vehicle to be offered in Charleston. The Niro EV features a 239-mile range battery, spacious cargo, versatile charging options and driver assist technologies. It can be charged at home in a standard outlet. It…

Perfectly Parts

April 8th, 2021 by
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What makes a perfect parts operation? People. Kia Country’s Parts team had a record-breaking March. Given a difficult economy and a relatively new team, it is an outstanding achievement. Meet Justin Mallard, Parts Manager and Maureen “Mo” Alborez, a Parts Specialist who took the helm less than three months ago.  Some people have mojo; we…

Park It!

April 7th, 2021 by
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Charleston’s parks beckon. Being cooped up from COVID and cold has left us with an unbridled desire to get outside.  Take a a Kia Drive to one or more  of these local destinations. Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission (CCPC) operates an impressive network of parks that include beaches, waterparks, a marina and boat landings,…

Kia Revises Oil Guidelines

March 15th, 2021 by
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Kia has revised oil guidelines for some of its vehicles. Effective immediately, all 2021 Kia models and all K900, Cadenza, and Stinger vehicles are advised to use synthetic oil in place of the synthetic blend we use. Although synthetic oil costs more, it has several advantages. Quite simply, synthetic oil is better for your engine….

KIA Dedicated to Electric Future

March 9th, 2021 by

Kia is dedicated to a future lineup of dedicated battery electric vehicles (BEVS). The EV6 will be the first vehicle to use Kia’s EV platform (E-GMP). Kia’s new nomenclature and design philosophy  embodies Kia’s shifting focus towards electrification. Kia revealed its first official images of the EV6.  The distinctive silhouette displays sharp lines and high-tech…

Filling Up with the Wrong Gas

March 4th, 2021 by
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Filling up with the wrong gas is a fairly common mistake. Most gas stations offer regular, mid-level and premium gas which is based on the octane rating.  Many believe that using a higher-octane fuel will improve your car’s performance. This is not true. It should not cause damage either;  but it is important to use…

Kia Introduces Carnival MPV

February 23rd, 2021 by

Kia introduced the  2022 Carnival MPV today. The Carnival pushes the boundaries of design and innovation.  This three-row, seven- or eight-passenger vehicle takes on a bold appearance that follows the same visual language that defined the brand’s recent lineup of rugged utility vehicles, such as Telluride, Sorento, and Seltos. The Carnival will be the first vehicle…

2021 Sorento Boast Five Trim Levels

February 18th, 2021 by
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The All-New 2021 Sorento boasts five trim levels: LX, S, EX, SX, and SX-Prestige. Available with either FWD or optional AWD on all trim levels, the Sorento also features a new turbocharged hybrid powertrain. The star model is the SX-Prestige AWD with X-Line appearance package. The X-Line further demonstrates the transformation of the Sorento into…

COVID Causes Auto Inventory Shortages

February 17th, 2021 by
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COVID has caused automotive inventory shortages across brands and borders. Kia is among those experiencing inventory issues. Chronic shortages are being caused by a number of factors: Shutdowns of manufacturing operations Shortages of critical and non-critical parts and components Interruptions to the supply chain Transportation delays We are seeing problems across the industry. Many manufacturers…

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