3 Steps to Trim Restoration

August 18th, 2022 by

3 Steps to trim restoration is the third of five DIY Detailer blogs including car washing basics, headlights, tires, trim restoration, and ceramic coating. In this installment, we show you the steps you can take to bring faded exterior plastic trim back to life. Many cars have black plastic trim on some parts of the…

10 Summer Car Essentials

July 28th, 2022 by
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Let’s look at 10 summer car essentials that will help you enjoy a Lowcountry summer and say safe. There are lots of things to see and do within a relatively short distance, but humidity and heat can stall you or your car. It’s so easy to forget something if you are packing for each outing….

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…

Make the Switch to Synthetic

June 2nd, 2022 by
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Make the switch to synthetic. Kia recommends synthetic oil for all vehicles and our goal is to convert 100% of customers by Labor Day. Quite simply, synthetic oil is better for your engine. It offers superior protection for your engine. The primary difference with synthetic oil is additives used in the refinement process. Synthetic oil…

Help! My Car is Overheating

July 23rd, 2019 by

Do you know how to recognize that your car is overheating and what to do if it is? It is very simple and something that every driver should know. How do you know if your car is overheating? The temperature gauge on your vehicle’s dashboard is usually close to the middle. If this rises to…

Battery Basics

July 2nd, 2019 by

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…

Time for an Air Conditioning Refresh

April 9th, 2019 by
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With a hot Lowcountry summer looming, it is time to consider an air conditioning refresh. Your vehicle’s air conditioning system creates moisture. You may notice a foul odor when your first turn the air on.  The evaporator core is located in a closed container. Condensation build-up results in fungi growth and cabin odor. The temperature…

Seasons Change, But Our Commitment Remains

October 23rd, 2018 by
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Seasons Change, But Our Commitment Remains. We chose that as our inspiration for  Car Care Month to remind ourselves and our customers that The Kia Service Experience means service centered around you. It’s more than a slogan, “Peace-of-mind and no surprises” – that’s our goal each and every day.  Car Care Month is a major effort mounted each…

6 Summer Car Care Essentials

June 21st, 2018 by
6 Summer Car Care Essentials

It’s the first day of summer and we wanted to share our essential summer car care tips. Extreme hot temperatures like we experience in Charleston can negatively impact your vehicle. Whether you are hitting the road for a summer vacation or staying home, take these precautions to avoid breakdowns and protect your car through the…

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