Floodwater: Dangers & Safety Precautions

August 16th, 2021 by
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Living in the Lowcountry means living with flooding. Floodwater is one of the most dangerous road hazards, yet it is so common in Charleston we may become complacent. As we head into prime hurricane season, we wanted to review dangers and safety precautions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that over half…

How Much Can I Afford?

August 11th, 2021 by
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How Much Can I Afford? Buying a car is an expensive proposition. The average cost of a new car is $40,000 and used car prices are up about 30% this year due to vehicle shortages and demand. It is important to know how much you can afford and set a budget before you step into…

Step-by-Step: Change a Tire      

July 15th, 2021 by
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These step-by-step instructions will be helpful if you need to change a tire. If you drive in Charleston, SC you are familiar with potholes and road hazards that can lead to a flat tire. You can call Kia Roadside Assistance 1-800-333-4KIA for help. You can also change the tire yourself. It’s a relatively simple process….

Fuel Economy

May 13th, 2021 by
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Given the current fuel shortage and rising prices, we are sharing tips for improving fuel economy. Many newer vehicles have multiple drive modes that can impact fuel economy. Choose your drive mode wisely: Whenever possible, drive in the eco mode for optimal mileage. You will notice a little less pedal response. Overall, it makes your…

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

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…

Kia Country Named Dealer of Year

January 28th, 2021 by

Kia Country of Charleston has been awarded DealerRater’s  2021 Dealer of the Year Award, which recognizes auto dealerships across the U.S. and Canada who deliver outstanding customer service, based on consumer reviews. This the 5th time, Kia County has won the prestigious award. Kia Country also earned its 6th Consumer Satisfaction Award which recognizes top…



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