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
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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…

Inside the Shop

August 22nd, 2022 by

When you come in for vehicle maintenance or repair, you speak with one of our Service Consultants or Managers. You give them your key and then what happens? For Labor Day, we wanted to celebrate our technicians and look at what happens inside our shop. We are fortunate to have over 100 years of combined…

Ready Set Hurricane

June 8th, 2022 by
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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…

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…

Spring Maintenance Tips

March 17th, 2022 by
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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,…

Major Mileage Service: 30K Miles

January 27th, 2022 by
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Kia Country recommends the first major mileage service at 30K miles. Why Is It Important? Routine car maintenance is essential to keep your vehicle running smoothly.  If you have kept up with our recommended maintenance schedule such as oil changes, you will see that those services are incorporated into the 30K mile service and will…

Tire Rotation, Balance & Alignment

January 11th, 2022 by
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Tire rotation, balance, and alignment are important to vehicle maintenance and performance. We routinely check your tire tread depth as part of our multi-point inspection on every service visit, but balancing and alignment require more. Tire Rotation Front tires generate more friction and therefore can wear more quickly. Rotating your tires, will prevent premature wear…

Chips, Dings, and Dents

June 1st, 2021 by

Chips, dings, and dents are an inevitable part of car ownership. Cars are expensive and finding a blemish of any kind is frustrating. You can prevent damage to a degree and easily remedy. First, let’s differentiate between chips, dings, and dents. The primary difference is size. Rock chips are the most common cause of damage…

Consequences of Not Driving

May 25th, 2021 by

Many people do not realize that there are negative consequences of not driving. With COVID, people worked from home and restricted their activity which meant cars sat cars idle. This is not ideal for your vehicle. Driving your vehicle keeps moving components properly lubricated and your battery charged. A vehicle that is not driven for…

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