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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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When I turn my car on it neither drives forward nor drives in reverse.
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My dad added a quart of regular oil to my car which uses synthetic. He drove it 800 miles before I knew. It hasn't had any probl
You should not worry about the addition of normal oil instead of synthetic oil. The oil should be changed at the normal time. The oil system does not need to be flushed. Any time the oil is low you should...
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Car is jumping when i come to complete stop
Hi there: If by jumping you mean that the engine is running rough, then it's most likely caused by a vacuum leak, dirty or faulty fuel injectors, mass air flow sensor or perhaps other fuel system components. A "wobble" is...
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Air hissing sound - 2002 Kia Spectra
Hi - air hissing sounds like you describe could have several causes. A leak in the engine intake system, a leaking power brake booster (brake pedal harder to press?), or something rubbing on the engine accessory belt can all cause...
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My car does not go over 15mph? How much is a MAP sensor? 2003 Kia Rio
Hi there - several problems could cause the loss of poweryou are experiencing. First task is to retrieve the problem codes that are causing the Check Engine light to come on - that will make diagnosis and repair faster and...
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Car won't start, I think it's the battery but I'm not sure.
The clicking noise you hear is either a sign of a battery that is too weak to turn the motor over or a starter solenoid that is faulty. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical...
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Hard to turn vehicle when car is idling. No leaking of power steering fluid under the car
Hi there. Chances are the power steering pump is at fault for the steering wheel being hard to turn both directions at idle. It could be, a faulty power steering pressure switch not sending a signal to the computer to...
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Fan belt squeaks or a bearing squeaks especially when steering wheel is turned right
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My car starts and goes into gear but acts as though it is struggling to accelerate and then it just quit
This may be many different possibilities, however this sounds a bit like a faulty or dirty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into...
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Won't start makes ticking sound someone said it could be battery or starter but all the lights come on
This is a common sign of a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will...
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Van idles rough
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How should I test the ECT sensor's three terminals?
The ECT or engine coolant temperature sensor is tested by using a scanner to scan for codes and then monitor data from sensor to see if the temperature input from sensor matches the manual temperature check at the ECT sensor...
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How to clear the code after installing camshaft position sensor
The only way to clear any codes that may be stored in the computer memory is to have a scanner access and clear the codes. If you need an mechanic like one from YourMechanic to scan the computer and clear...
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My car starts but immediately kills
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Sudden metal screeching sound only while in drive. 2010 Kia Forte
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What color is strut fluid?
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Engine idle fluctuates
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WORN DRIVE BELT
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