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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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Electrical and starting issues.
Hi Don. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few things that could be causing the battery failure you're experiencing such as a bad battery temperature sensor (located under the battery), a damaged alternator, faulty charging wire connections or...
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My question is...where is the oil pressure sending unit on a 2006 Kia Sorento ex.
The oil pressure sending unit (switch) should be at the base of the oil filter assembly toward the top front of the cylinder block (pulley side, that is). Removal may require a specially shaped "socket". Unless you have confirmed that...
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Planning to buy a Kia Rio 2011, everything works great including transmission, but the fluid is black. Is that a big problem?
It sounds like the transmission has not been serviced at the correct intervals. It is possible that changing the transmission fluid would result in the transmission working just fine and having a long life. However considering that the transmission is...
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Didn't want to start then started drove 40 mi overheat a little at red light car die wont start
If your engine is overheating and you drove it until it stalled then you may have blown a head gasket. You will need to have the cooling system checked to see if it is leaking or the fans did not...
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i would like to know if a hybrid car can get steam clean interior?
Hello, thank you for writing in. You should have no issues steam cleaning your seats. Your owner's manual will have the best information on how to handle cleaning your interior based on the trim you have and what the interior...
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Didn't want to start then started drove 40 mi overheat a little at red light car die wont start
You will need to have the engine checked to see if it stalled due to loss of power from fuel related issue or from the engine overheating. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and diagnose the...
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Didn't want to start then started drove 40 mi overheat a little at red light car die wont start
You will need to check the coolant level to see if you lost coolant or the cooling fans are not coming on. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and check the engine overheating problem to see...
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lift gate fob is not working
Hi Victor. If you have a brand new 2017 Kia Sportage and the liftgate is not working, then it's likely due to a blown fuse. However, before you attempt to repair this on your own, I would strongly recommend contacting...
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Car squeals loudly when turning on and also at times when accelerating with the A.C. on
If the belt is in good condition and is tightened properly, then suspicion falls on the accessories that it is driving. You could be right about the alternator bearings, but it's premature to replace the alternator. It could also be...
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Where is the variable valve timing solenoid located on a 2007 kia optima with a 2.4l enging? I am unable to find a diagram.
This part is normally located behind the timing cover and is mounted to the camshaft. It is possible that the timing belt will need to be removed in order to access it.
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Fob not working on lift gate
Hi...your least cost option will do to pursue warranty service because your car is brand new. There is a procedure in the Factory Service Manual to diagnose the "receiving" circuity in this device (the lift gate). Without actually performing that...
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My car was sputtering and chocking when i hit the gas now the stering wheel wont turn
Hi Heather. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually when an engine is frequently sputtering, it is caused by either an engine misfire due to poor ignition system components or clogged fuel delivery. Some common parts that when worn out can...
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Code P0451
P0451 will set if the PCM (powertrain control module) detects an incorrect, erratic, or otherwise improper voltage signal from the evaporative emission control system pressure sensor. The underlying cause is usually due to a defect in, or damage to, the...
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Do I need to get the transmission fluid in my kia soul changed?
Depending on the type of driving you do, your transmission fluid service intervals may vary quite a bit ranging from as often as every 30,000 miles to as high as every 90-100,000 miles. I would suggest having a professional from...
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My 2012 Kia Forte has been having trouble with acceleration for the last couple of days. When pressing the peddle the car will sud
Hi Miguel. Thanks for contacting us today. It is possible - however unlikely, that while replacing the brake switch, an error code may have been triggered in the ECU, causing the acceleration problem you are experiencing. What is more likely...
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How to fixed jumped timing on a 2005 kia optima
Your engine design is of the "interference" type. That means that if the timing belt was not installed correctly (or breaks when the engine is running) and thus the camshaft(s) turns out of synch with the crankshaft, the valves can...
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What size socket is needed to remove the heads in a 2007 kia sorento
Considering that this vehicle is made by an Asian manufacturer, it is very likely that the bolt size is going to be a metric size as opposed to standard. I would recommend trying metric sizes starting with 12 mm and...
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How do I get into the trunk through a access point
Hi Rickie. Thanks for contacting us today. Since your car is brand new, your best bet is to contact the dealership where you purchased the vehicle, so they can provide you with the correct access points or procedures.
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Check engine light flashed 10 times then went off when car was started
Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter,...

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