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
transmisssion

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…

Ready Set Hurricane

June 8th, 2022 by
hurricane

Ready. Set. Hurricane. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above-average hurricane season. They are calling for six to ten hurricanes caused by La Nina and above-average ocean temperatures. Hurricane season officially began on June 1 and runs through November 30th. On cue, Alex the first major storm of the year slammed South…

Cool Car Air Conditioning

June 6th, 2022 by
air conditioning

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
oil

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…

Major Mileage Service: 60K

April 26th, 2022 by

Kia Country recommends the second major mileage service at 60K miles. Why Is It Important? Routine car maintenance is essential to keep your vehicle running smoothly. We want to make sure you are provided the care and service to keep your investment in perfect shape. If you have kept up with our recommended maintenance schedule such…

Celebrate Car Care Month

April 6th, 2022 by
Car Care Month

Kia Country of Charleston celebrates Car Care Month each April. It gives us a chance to focus on important service and maintenance functions, and share basic need-to-know owner information. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, and look for service-related email campaigns and weekly blog posts. As always, we celebrate Car Care Month with additional…

Kia Key Fobs

March 29th, 2022 by
key fobs

Kia Key fobs control various functions on your vehicle. More and more of our model lineup comes with push button start, remote start and a Smart key fob. All push button starts have a smart fob. Learn about fob functions and what to do if the fob battery dies. Fob Functions Press the lock button…

Improve Fuel Efficiency

March 23rd, 2022 by

With rising gas prices, everyone is looking for ways to improve fuel efficiency. One of the best ways to improve fuel efficiency is to get a Fuel System Service which Kia Country recommends every 30,000 miles. In fact, we consider it to be so important that it is included in our 30K Major Mileage Service….

Spring Maintenance Tips

March 17th, 2022 by
SERVICE

These spring maintenance tips will get your car in shipshape condition and ready for warm-weather fun. Spring is the perfect time to have preventative maintenance performed on your vehicle. OIL CHANGE Not surprisingly spring and summer can be cause for a build-up of additional debris and dust in your vehicle. Dry dusty roads, rain, insects,…

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