How to Clean Foggy Headlights

April 23rd, 2024 by

Having clear and bright headlights is essential for safe night-time driving. Over time, the material that makes up headlight covers can break down in the sun and cloud over. This can heavily impact nighttime visibility when you’re relying on your headlights to give a clear view of the road ahead of you. Most people assume…

Must-Have Equipment for DIY Auto Repairs

April 11th, 2024 by

Car care month means more than just getting your vehicle into the shop for discounted maintenance. At Kia Country of Charleston, we also believe owners should dedicate this time to stocking up on equipment for DIY repairs that don’t justify bringing your car to service every time. To start, let’s run through some tools that…

Kia Introduces New Theft Deterrent Device

January 2nd, 2024 by

Kia America has announced a new security measure to prevent vehicle theft of certain vulnerable models.  This is part of Kia’s continued support of car owners who may be affected by a string of thefts popularized by social media. Kia is providing an ignition cylinder protector, designed for vehicles that are not eligible for the…

Kia Responds to Vehicle Thefts

March 14th, 2023 by
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A YouTube challenge caused Kia & Hyundai thefts to surge in the past year by demonstrating how to break the under-dash panel and use a USB cord to start the car. Kia has issued Kia Anti-Theft Logic software updates for the Sorento, Sportage, K5, and Optima. This does NOT apply to all vehicles. If your…

Cool Car Air Conditioning

June 6th, 2022 by
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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…

Celebrate Car Care Month

April 6th, 2022 by
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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
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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…

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,…

Perfectly Parts

April 8th, 2021 by

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…

Filling Up with the Wrong Gas

March 4th, 2021 by

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…

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