Archive for the ‘Maintenance’ Category

How long should I let my car warm-up?

Monday, December 19th, 2016
Does warming up your engine help?

Does warming up your engine help?

When winter comes to the mountains and the temperatures dip, there are things we can do to drive more safely. We may want to check our tires if they are all-season tires, or we may want to put snow tires on our vehicles. It’s also important to make sure wiper blades are in good shape. What about day to day car for your car in the winter? Does warming up your engine really help? (more…)

Where can I find great car gifts?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

5 Gift Ideas for your Car Crazy Friend

It’s that time of year, gift giving time! Are you stumped, need a few good ideas? We are here to help. Here are 5 gift ideas that may not have thought of for your car-crazy friend. They are all different prices too! Let’s take a look. (more…)

Carolina Kia Food Drive in High Point NC

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Service Savings at Carolina Kia in High Point

Service Savings at Carolina Kia in High Point NC

It’s fall! We are gearing up for all the big holidays, and once we get past the election, our hearts and minds are sure to be set on Turkey. We’d like everyone to know the pleasure of a full belly, not just on Thanksgiving but every day. That’s why we are holding a Food Drive at Carolina Kia. There is good news for you also,  when you donate food you will receive service savings from Carolina Kia in High Point NC. (more…)

Is tire pressure important?

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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Will the Fall Weather affect tire pressure?

Tires are important to our cars. It doesn’t matter if your vehicle is new or used. This seems like an obvious statement, after all they are what make the car move, right? They are also what allows the car to have good traction with the road. This is essential to safety. You always want to make sure your treads are good and you have the correct tire pressure. The question is, will fall weather affect tire pressure? (more…)

When Should I Change My Brake Pads?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Brake Pad Maintenance

Brake Pad Maintenance

It can be hard to tell when the right time to change your brake pads is. The wear and tear on them varies. If you are live in a city and are in stop-and-go traffic every day that can wear them down more quickly than if you live in the country and do a lot of highway driving. So, it doesn’t really work to gauge wear and tear by age or by mileage. So, what’s the best way to ensure brake pad maintenance? (more…)

How to replace your windshield wipers

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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How often should you replace windshield wipers?

There are things we do on a regular basis for our car. We fill it with gas, replace the oil and filters, even wash it. Sometimes, we even get help remembering when to do this regular maintenance. That is to say if we are low on gas a warning light comes on. Or, when we have our oil changed a sticker is placed on the inside of our windshield to remind us of when to return for the next oil change. But what about wipers? How often should you replace windshield wipers? The short answer is twice a year.  (more…)

What Do Your Kia Optima Warning Lights Mean?

Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Understanding Kia Optima Warning Lights

Kia has a great record for safety. Kia is known for having both passive and active safety systems. This means there is technology in place in the event of a collision, but there is also technology in place to prevent dangerous situations. Now you may not think of warning lights as technology, after all we are pretty used to seeing them. But they are an import part of keeping your car in top working condition and of keep you safe. That’s why understanding Kia Optima warning lights is so very important.

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When should I bring my car in for maintenance?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Why do Summer Car Maintenance?

When you think about getting your car ready for a season, winter usually comes to mind. Getting your vehicle ready for summer is just as important. Think about it, summertime is when you are most likely to get the whole family in a car and go for a long drive. Proper maintenance will go a long way to making those drives safer. The question is why do summer car maintenance? Let’s look at a couple key areas of your car’s engine and see how those are affected by summer. (more…)

Don’t Run Your Fuel Tank on Empty!

Monday, February 1st, 2016
When to fill your fuel tank

When to fill your fuel tank

We are all guilty of it-running our vehicle on fumes and just barely making it to the gas station. Did you know that running your vehicle on empty is a big no-no? Not only will you and your 2017 Kia Forte have to endure the “push of shame” to the nearest gas station, but you could cause some serious damage to your Kia that could cost A LOT more than it would have if you’d just filled up the tank in the first place! Find out when to fill your fuel tank in order to protect yourself, your Kia, and your wallet. (more…)

Having Some Trouble with the Keyless Entry in your Kia?

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Why isn’t my Kia keyless entry working?

If there is one thing that we have realized that our customers hate here at Carolina Kia, it is small, tedious problems. They especially hate the ones that can be frustrating because there’s no good reason as to why they are happening. This is especially true when people come to us complaining that there Kia keyless entry isn’t working. Well, before you get mad and throw the remote again, let us explain a couple of things that may be wrong with it. (more…)