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…

Do You Need Brake Service?

October 14th, 2020 by
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Do you need brake service? Do you know how you would know if you do? During Car Care Month, we wanted to review brakes basics. Let’s face it, properly functioning brakes are critically important to your personal safety. First, brake pads sit on each side of the rotor. When you apply the brakes, the pads…

Cold Weather Battery Tips

October 8th, 2020 by
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Cold temperatures can have an adverse effect on your battery. In Charleston, we do not have much excessively cold weather. It does however get cold and sometimes freezes. These are a few tips to protect your battery: Bring your vehicle in for a complimentary battery charge test. On request, we can check the entire system…

Pothole Dangers

October 1st, 2020 by
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Pothole dangers–The Charleston area is notorious them. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that there are $3B in annual damages from potholes and that they cost drivers an average of $300 per year. Potholes can cause damage to your vehicle including but not limited to: Tire and rim damage Loss of control Uneven tire wear…

Highly Skilled Technicians

April 29th, 2020 by
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Kia Country welcomes Cameron Buchanan to our Service & Parts team as a Maintenance Technician. Cameron, a native of Pawley’s Island, SC recently graduated from the prestigious NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC, where he completed the 18-month Automotive Technical Training Program.   Conceived in 2002, by the son of a NASCAR driver, the program…

You Gotta Laugh

April 23rd, 2020 by

Our service team says, “Sometimes, you gotta laugh”.  It helps the days go by. You may think you have a problem; but there really is no problem.  Here are some our favorite tales. #SMH Strong odor? Why did you let a squirrel nest in your cabin filter? Customer complained about a loud rattle. Service diagnostic:…

Essential Skills of a Successful Service Consultant

April 9th, 2020 by
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Most jobs at a dealership are skill specific, but there are numerous essentials skills required to be a successful service consultant. Consultants are the pivot point among customers, service technicians and parts specialists. Communication Communication is the most important skill required. Consultants are front line “detectives”. Asking the right questions elicits better answers. Customers sometimes…

Car Care Month: Our Greatest Hits

October 1st, 2019 by
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In October, we celebrate Car Care Month. Take advantage of Service & Parts Specials, including DIY deals. Whether you bring your car to us for maintenance and service or you do it yourself, we want you to save money and keep your vehicle operating at peak performance. In addition to money-saving specials, we will be…

Safe Wheel Repair

September 25th, 2019 by

There are numerous ways that your vehicle’s wheels may become damaged. A thorough inspection will determine if the wheel is safe to repair or if it must be replaced. Oftentimes, repairing a wheel is possible. Aluminum wheels that may have been curbed can be usually repainted at a very low cost. Kia Country is able…

Battery Basics

July 2nd, 2019 by
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A vehicle’s battery sends power and engages the starter and provides the juice for all the bells and whistles on your vehicle. Extreme temperatures, either hot or cold are a battery’s worst nightmare. Hot temperatures often result in battery failure.   You can bring your vehicle in for a complimentary battery charge test. Our diagnostic…

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