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Understanding the Kia Maintenance Reminder and Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Kia Service Required light indicates when your car needs service.
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Kansas in 2012
Kansas sees a varied climate with all four seasons, which means drivers in the area choose a variety of vehicles. In years past, some of the front-runners have included the Ford...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Georgia in 2012
Georgia offers drivers a mild climate with very little snow, but rain is a major factor. Previous best-selling cars in the area, such as the Escape, Fusion and Camry, have shown...
Kia Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If you have been shopping for a used Kia vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one...
How to Get Kia Dealership Certified
Kia car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are Kia certified through an accredited Kia training school like Kia University.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Just Retired
Here’s a cruel, hard fact – car manufacturers no longer target seniors. Instead, they devote their time and energy to appealing to the 18-45 demographic. Still, some features make certain cars...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Dog Owners
Dog owners are a special breed of drivers. When they shop for a used car they have a list of requirements that can be quite different from other drivers, which tends...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Teenagers
If you’ve decided that you’re ready to purchase a used car for your teenager, then you’re probably pretty picky about what you’re looking for. Likely affordability, safety, and fuel economy are high...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for First Time Car Owners
Owning your very first car is an exciting time in a person’s life. Likely you want to put a lot of thought and research into the process to ensure...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're in a Wheelchair
Being in a wheelchair means you have a very specific list of demands, and requests for your vehicle. The main focus is of course how you will get in and out...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If Safety is #1
Maybe you’re a parent buying the first car for your teenager, or perhaps you’re a new parent and the safety of your little one is of the utmost importance. Or perhaps you're...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Construction Worker
If you're a construction worker, you don’t have to worry about hauling a whole lot of supplies and materials to the site – that’s the boss’s problem. As long as it’s big enough to hold your tools (and...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Over Six Feet Tall
While shorter than average drivers can have a tough time finding the right car, it’s equally hard for taller drivers, perhaps more so. If you’re feeling squished, or have to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Mobile Housekeeper
If you are a mobile housekeeper, chances are that you are looking for a small, reliable used vehicle that offers good gas mileage and enough space to store your supplies. With that in mind,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Don’t Have Kids
Buying a used car is rarely a simple process, but if you don’t have kids, you have many more options than those who have to account for additional passengers. There are...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Shorter Than Average
Vertically challenged? Hate getting behind the wheel and having to crane your neck to see? There’s nothing wrong with you, but there is something wrong with your car. It might be...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Personal Assistant
As a personal assistant, you have a lot of demands placed on your time. Often it’s important that you be able to get around town quickly, running a ton of errands,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Vet
The best car for a vet to own largely depends on the type of practice he or she has. Large animal vets are probably going to want something that delivers a fair...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Teacher
If you are a teacher, probably foremost on your mind is getting to school on time. You would also probably like a used car that is easy on gas and not terribly...
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2010 Kia Rondo: Which One Should I Buy?
There are two different classes of vehicle represented here: the 2WD SUV in the Santa Fe and the mid-size station wagon or crossover SUV in the Kia Rondo. The difference between these two classes may seem slight, but...

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I just got a new battery for my car but today my car won’t start when I put keys in it keeps making a clicking noise
Among the possibilities are that the alternator is not properly re-charging your battery and so when you last turned your car off the battery was, unbeknownst to you, discharged; there is a parasitic power draw when your vehicle is off...
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My car was ran fine, a friend came and installed ignition wire cables now car is rattling and sounds like a maraca
Hi David. Thanks for contacting us today. First off, don't let this friend work on your car again. While they likely had good intentions, the ability to correctly complete mechanical work is not only vital to ensure proper operation of...
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I just buy a kia Santo 2005 as I'm getting on the highway back home the car jump n reverse I put it back n drive it want move
Your transmission need fluid to shift correctly and if there is a leak then you will need to have the leak located and fixed and fluid filled to see if transmission shifts okay or not.
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Im having problems with my 2000 kia sportage 2 Door.
Loss of power on acceleration can be due to plugged fuel injectors, faulty oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks including that caused by a faulty EGR system, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing if the timing belt or...
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My mirrors wont automatically retract in anymore.
The procedure to diagnose and repair, or replace, the mirrors is in the Factory Service Manual. The cost to repair them depends on the amount of disassembly that will be required and whether they are repairable or must be replaced...
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My 2010 kia optima Lx wont shift unto second gear n wen i press the brakes to stop its like my motor rise up
A possibility is a shift solenoid failure. If shift points in your transmission are, in part, determined by a vehicle speed sensor and/or the electronic throttle, another possibility is there are malfunctions in those components. There is a software update...
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How much is it to replace the clutch?
So long as the gears shift smoothly ALL the time and the clutch functions as it has in the past, it is safe to drive the car. A caveat, though, is if you wait too long to service the clutch,...
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Trunk is closed - warning light stays on. How do I turn it off
Hi Joan. Thanks for contacting us today. The first step is to determine what is causing the light to illuminate. In most cases, this is due to a fault with the trunk lid sensor or the wiring harness. Unfortunately, it's...
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what damage can an improper tow do to a front wheel drive automatic?
To tow a front wheel drive car, only the rear wheels can be on the ground. So long as only the rear wheels are turning, there isn't much damage that can be done during ordinary towing. The engine, under the...
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Sitting at a light this morning my car began to sputter and the CEL began to flash. Before the light turned green, it all stopped
Hi J P. Thanks for contacting us today. When an inconsistent issue like you've described occurs, I can be very difficult to pinpoint and isolate the root issue; without being able to replicate the symptom during an on-site inspection. Since...
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My trunk wony open
Lock lubricant can be applied through the key entry in case that somehow will free the stuck mechanism. If that doesn't work, spray lubricant is applied from the inside of the trunk (access by folding down rear seatbacks) but only...
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What is entailed when replacing my rear wheel hub on 2011 kia Sorento?
Yes, you have listed the basic components. In addition, the ABS connector has to be removed. If you do not have steel jack stands (safety stands) do not attempt this repair. It is not well understood that a hydraulic jack,...
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Car died at red light and wont start after replacing timing belt and spark plugs in 2006 kia rio.
Hi Kelly. Thanks for contacting us today. I'm a bit confused by some of the statements in your question. I'm curious how the replacement spark plugs were worse than the old ones? Did you install used spark plugs? If so,...
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starter engages while pressing clutch
On manual transmission equipped vehicles, a clutch safety switch is installed to prevent the engine from being accidentally started if the car is in gear. On account of this switch, every time you depress and release the clutch pedal, you...
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I need to know where on the engine is the left bank oil flow control valve on a 2008 kia sorento 3.3l located?
The left bank of the engine in your application is the cylinder head on the driver side (left side of car). The oil control valve is installed in that left side cylinder head. Note that if the oil control valve...
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I have a 2001 kia rio and it smells like burnt oil from the engine and it smokes a little . is it dangerous to use IT like that?
Without knowing where the oil leak is then a cost to fix cannot be given. You would need to check to see if the valve cover gasket is leaking or additional leaks are present. Recommend having the engine valve cover...
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car jerks when going slow
Hi Kendra. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several things that can cause a car to jerk, shake and vibrate. Some items are related to the engine, such as fuel or ignition system components that are dirty, faulty or...
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I have a 2011 kia optima my Check engine light keeps coming on I've had an evap test done and diagnosis nothing can be found any s
The underlying malfunction was either not identified or, in the best case, was only partly resolved by replacement of the valve. In the worst case, the valve was replaced speculatively, without adequate testing to determine if it was actually faulty,...
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2012 Kia Optima have to top off oil every 1,000 or so
In 2017, the 2012 Optima (and other Kia models) was recalled for an issue related to engine damage. Check to see if any recall related repairs are required. If the engine is using more than a quart of oil every...

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