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…

Top 3 Reasons Your Car Needs a Tune-Up

January 4th, 2024 by

A regular vehicle tune-up is just as important as getting your oil changed or tires rotated, however not everyone makes a point to get a tune-up often enough. The benefits that your car will see from getting a regularly scheduled tune-up are expansive. We’re here to break it down and let you know about the…

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…

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…

Maintaining your Car’s Transmission at Home

October 2nd, 2023 by

Here at Kia Country of Charleston, one of our favorite things about fall is sports. There’s no better time of year to take your car on road trips to see your favorite team play live. Which makes it all the more important to take proper care of your car’s transmission in the Fall.   Check…

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,…

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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