Day Tripping on a Dime

June 22nd, 2022 by
South Carolina Day Trips

Day tripping on a dime. Just when you’re ready to travel again, inflation, gas prices, and air travel problems hit hard. Here are Kia Country’s favorite picks for nearby summer adventure attractions. No overnight accommodations are required, less than a tank of gas, and free or low-cost activities offer budget-friendly fun in the Lowcountry. Beaufort…

Ready Set Hurricane

June 8th, 2022 by
hurricane

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
air conditioning

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
oil

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…

Customer Satisfaction with EV Apps

May 26th, 2022 by

Customer satisfaction with EV Apps was recently evaluated by J.D. Power who conducted the U.S. OEM EV App Benchmark Survey. The study found the user experience lacking. “For the most part, owners are still very dissatisfied with the functionality and speed of the EV apps that are on the market,” said Jason Norton, senior manager of global automotive…

Favorable New Car Prices

May 24th, 2022 by
car prices

Kia Country offers favorable new car prices in a difficult and competitive environment. New car prices have risen 12.5% since January 2021. Driven by a chip shortage that has impacted global manufacturing, production, and supply, the average new car price is just above $47K according to Consumer Reports.  Edmunds.com estimates that 82% of all new…

Understanding Wheel Alignment

May 11th, 2022 by

It is important to understand wheel alignment and why maintaining proper alignment is beneficial to your vehicle and your wallet. The benefits of wheel alignment are many and yet are an often-overlooked facet of car maintenance. Kia Country recommends a wheel alignment every 12-15,000 miles. What Causes Alignment Problems? Potholes and bumps in the road…

Matte Paint Care Instructions

May 10th, 2022 by
MATTE PAINT

Kia entered the luxury paint world which means matte paint and matte paint means special care instructions.  Many luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes offer special paints to create unique, exclusive looks. Matte paint finishes are usually only offered on specific upgraded models. The 2022 Kia EV6 and the all-new 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid offer…

Kia Distinction Appearance Plan

April 28th, 2022 by
blog

Kia Country offers a variety of Kia Protection Plans powered by JM&A Group, leading finance, and insurance company with nearly 17 million contracts in force at over 3800 dealerships nationwide. The cost of car ownership includes service and maintenance, as well as, unexpected expenses.   Let’s face it, if you drive, dents happen.  With the Kia Distinction Appearance Plan, you…

Major Mileage Service: 60K

April 26th, 2022 by

Kia Country recommends the second major mileage service at 60K miles. Why Is It Important? Routine car maintenance is essential to keep your vehicle running smoothly. We want to make sure you are provided the care and service to keep your investment in perfect shape. If you have kept up with our recommended maintenance schedule such…

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