2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2021 Toyota Sienna

July 28th, 2021 by
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The 2022 Kia Carnival was a new introduction this year and replaces the Kia Sedona. Kia positions the Carnival as a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) vs a traditional minivan. The 2021 Toyota Sienna was also new this year. The primary difference is that the Toyota Sienna is only available as a hybrid vehicle. In fact, there…

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….

Electric Car Tax Credits

July 13th, 2021 by
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Is it true I can get an income tax credit for purchasing an electric car? All electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles purchased new in 2010 or later may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7500. Are there any state tax credits available? Each state is different. In South Carolina, there…

Three Niro Models

July 8th, 2021 by

Kia offers three distinct Niro models. 2021 Kia Niro Hybrid 2021 Kia Niro PHEV 2020 Kia Niro EV The Niro comes in a trio of engine options. What is the difference between a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle? A hybrid vehicle is a gas-first engine. The lithium-ion battery is charged by the operation of…

2022 Kia Stinger

June 30th, 2021 by

Revamped, the 2022 Kia Stinger takes it up a notch.  When the Kia Stinger debuted in 2017, it challenged German sports sedans and pushed boundaries in style, performance and engineering. New exterior design details offer a more upscale look and performance has been enhanced with a more powerful standard engine. The 2022 Stinger is available…

2022 Kia Model Updates

June 22nd, 2021 by

Kia updates some of its most popular models for 2022. Although these are considered carryover models, you will find new trim levels, technology, and option packages. 2022 Kia Telluride The Telluride maintains its bold style. It adds the new Kia badging and a slightly redesigned radiator grille. Inside, Kia’s award-winning SUV adds a larger 10.25-inch…

Making a Down Payment

June 15th, 2021 by
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Ask Zola Questions about making a down payment are among the most frequently asked questions by car buyers. How much do I need for a down payment on a car loan? 20% is a recommended down payment. It shows the lender that good faith in the likelihood that you will repay the loan. Can my…

Facing the Vehicle Shortage

June 10th, 2021 by
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Both dealerships and car buyers are facing vehicle shortages. The battle is real and is unlikely to end this year.  Some vehicle manufacturers are being hit harder than others, but almost all are facing production issues. What are the root causes? Component constraint such as chip shortages Raw material supply availability in steel and plastics…

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…

Consequences of Not Driving

May 25th, 2021 by
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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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