Automotive Parts Shortage Impact

September 16th, 2021 by
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The automotive parts shortage impact on Kia Country of Charleston’s service and maintenance cuts deep.  Service & Parts Director, Mitch Jones said, “I’ve never seen anything like it in 30+ years in this business.” The shortages started about six months into the pandemic and have affected both foreign and domestic parts. It has affected everything…

Step-by-Step: Change a Tire      

July 15th, 2021 by
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These step-by-step instructions will be helpful if you need to change a tire. If you drive in Charleston, SC you are familiar with potholes and road hazards that can lead to a flat tire. You can call Kia Roadside Assistance 1-800-333-4KIA for help. You can also change the tire yourself. It’s a relatively simple process….

Chips, Dings, and Dents

June 1st, 2021 by
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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…

Know Your Kia Warranty

April 21st, 2021 by

Kia warranty coverage is an industry-leading 10-year or 100,000-mile warranty program. Kia’s confidence in the quality of its vehicles makes it easy to offer this extensive coverage. The Kia warranty is governed by Kia Motors not individual dealerships. We perform warranty work at no charge to the customer. We then file a claim for reimbursement with…

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…

Wiper Blade Performance

January 21st, 2021 by
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Proper wiper performance and visibility is critical when you are on the road and even more so in inclement weather. When was the last time you changed your wiper blades? If you can’t remember, it is probably time. Specifically designed for optimal performance, Genuine Kia wiper blades maintain Kia’s factory safety standards. Wear Indicator—An innovative color-coded…

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…

Why Tire Month?

August 27th, 2020 by
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Why Tire Month? Each March and September, Kia Country sponsors Tire Month to help educate our customers on tire safety issues and help them save money on maintenance and replacement. Over 80% of the customers who come into our Service Department need one or more tire replaced. Only 19% have properly inflated tires. At best,…

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