10 Summer Car Essentials

July 28th, 2022 by
road trip

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….

Pros & Cons of Taking Car to College

July 27th, 2022 by
college

There are both pros and cons to allowing your child to take a car to college. If you haven’t made a firm decision, these points are worth considering. First, be certain that you know the college or university’s policies and restrictions regarding student vehicles and parking. Check out public transportation, biking, and walking options as…

Always Original: 2023 Kia Soul

July 18th, 2022 by

Since its introduction in 2008, the Kia Soul has been nothing if not always original. The 2023 Soul features updated design elements, a simplified lineup, and option packages loaded with technology and convenience. Choose from new two-tone color combinations and four trim levels. The 2023 Kia Soul starts at $19,790 before destination charges with the…

Auto Loans & Rising Interest Rates

July 13th, 2022 by
interest rates

Interest rates are rising which will impact car buyers that plan to finance. The good news is that it will not affect existing loan holders. The bad news is that the Federal Reserve predicts as many as seven rate increases in 2022. Such increases will affect both new and used vehicles. In truth, vehicle loan…

Bugs Cause Paint Damage

July 5th, 2022 by
Bugs and Paint Damage

Bugs cause paint damage to a vehicle.  Routine cleaning is an important part of protecting the paint. Your car can go from clean to dirty in the blink of an eye.  At certain times of the year, there are more bugs that cling to vehicles. Dead bugs leave behind acidic fluids that calcify and can…

Kia Forte Earns Top Ranking

June 30th, 2022 by
forte

The Kia Forte earned the top ranking in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) for the fourth consecutive year. The annual report analyzed responses from 84,165 respondents with regard to 189 vehicle models across 26 segments. Vehicles were evaluated on driving experience, engine and transmission performance, and a broad range of quality…

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…

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