Benefits of Getting your Car Serviced at a Dealership

March 19th, 2024 by

When looking to get their vehicle serviced, most owners are faced with the choice of going to a mechanic or to a dealership’s service department. There are a few clear benefits to bringing your car to a dealership for service. So today, we’re breaking down what these reasons are and how Kia Country of Charleston’s…

7 Important Car Warning Lights to Know

October 16th, 2023 by

Modern vehicles make it a very strong point to let their owner know when something is going wrong. It is much easier to self-diagnose any issues yourself these days. With that being said, many car owners get caught off-guard by most of the specific warning lights that cars present to the driver. As a part…

Hurricane Season 2023

June 16th, 2023 by
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Be prepared this Hurricane Season. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above-average hurricane season. They are calling for five to nine hurricanes caused and closer to a near-normal season. With La Nina being present for three seasons, the NOAA scientists are predicting that El Nino has a high potential to develop this…

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…

Hurricane Ian & Used Cars

October 6th, 2022 by
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Hurricane Ian will have some lasting effects on used cars for sale. One you may not consider is the influx of partially flooded cars in the marketplace. Most cars that get flooded out get totaled out and crushed by insurance companies.  They aren’t an issue. The concern is the cars that got wet inside but…

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…

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…

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