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,…

Service & Quality Control Manager

June 11th, 2020 by
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Kia Country welcomes Eric Dambaugh, otherwise known as EG, to our Service & Parts team as the Service and Quality Control Manager. EG, a Charleston native, has been in the Automotive Service industry for over 40 years. EG grew up around cars, repairing and racing them. His father ran the Industrial Technology Center at Trident…

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…

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…

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