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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 have an 03 Kia Reo. Spark plugs have never been re-placed. Car is sputtering when I start to excellerate and has issues going up
The spark plugs and engine air filter on the 2003 Kia Rio should be replaced every 30,000 miles. The fuel filter and the timing belt should be replaced every 60,000 miles. It would be best to perform all of this...
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Leaking front driver side axle at transfer case
Hi there Dave. Unfortunately, without seeing pictures of the component you are talking about, we are unable to tell you for certain what part is leaking. In most cases, the first component to break is the CV boot; which will...
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My power steering just stopped working as o got stuck in the snow just now
It's possible that the front suspension and/or the steering rack sustained damage during this incident. The only other potential cause is a power steering pump failure and/or a failure of the drive belt. I recommend you request a power steering...
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Transmission not shifting
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. Since automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears, every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a...
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I have a front end squeak on my 2012 Sportage. It is a "rubber" sounding squeak. It was suggested this may be a bushing. It squeak
Suspension bushings are designed to do a few things. They help mount and isolate components like control arms, sway bars, and engine/suspension cradles. They serve a double function to isolate the body and interior from road noises. Having suspension components...
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I have a 2013 kia soul with 30,000 miles, should my drive belt need to be replaced? If not, at what mileage should it be replaced
There is generally no set mileage point at which drive belts (other than timing belts in vehicles that use them) should be replaced. Belts are visually inspected and if they appear to be glazed or cracked, replacement is recommended. When...
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Coil spring making noise when turning a steering wheel 2012 Kia Sorrento
Hi there - the noise you describe while turning the steering wheel is due to a worn strut bearing plate, or one that needs some grease (replacement still required). These bearings do take the load of the vehicle through the...
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My Check Engine light came on and now I'm having problems with the motor oil, it leaks. 2007 Kia Spectra
Hello - the first task is to see what problem codes are set, causing the Check Engine light to come on. Check oil level as well. Hopefully, the oil leak is not the root cause of the Check Engine situation....
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I am Eric. my car's engine power goes off when i slow down and want to apply the accelerator again
Hi Eric. In many cases, when you apply pressure to the throttle and engine seems to cut off it is because one of two problems. Either the engine is getting too much fuel but not enough air (meaning the fuel...
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My 04 kia sedona stalls out when i stop or brake, it cranks but wont turn over. I replaced the main relay fuse but still no go
Hello, thank you for writing in. The possible issues with the vehicle are rather extensive without some more information. The first step is to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes, so we know what the vehicle's computer has detected...
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Why Is My 2008 Kia Sportage Engine hesitating After Replacing the Battery?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Always start with the basics. The charging system, including the battery and the alternator, will have a large effect on how the engine performs. Because you were experiencing issues with the battery and the...
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Master cylinder valve leaking - why? 2011 Kia Sophia
Hi there - it is unlikely that use of the wrong fluid would cause a brake valve leak. Most brake issues originate from absorption of water into brake fluid that isn't changed for many years. This may be a simple...
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The power steering pump seal keeps breaking when pump is replaced.
There may be a restriction in the power steering high pressure line causing an excessively high amount of pressure in the line and the pump. If the belt tensioner for the power steering belt is a manual tensioner that can...
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Does being very low on oil cause the check engine light to come on? And what else could be wrong if there are no symptoms along wi
The low oil level is something that certainly needs to be addressed. However, it is generally not a cause for the check engine light to come on. The check engine light comes on when an electrical / electronic issues in...
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i put 91 super in my car and is says use 87 premium now my battery light is on. what is going on? 2009 Kia Sportage
Hello - you did nothing harmful. Your car may have a small level of performance improvement for this tank of fuel, but nothing extraordinary. Long term use of fuel with a higher octane level, MAY lead to increased levels of...
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Does the 1.6 liter 2011 Kia Soul need a timing belt replaced at 90K miles? It only talks about the 2.0 liter model in the manual.
Check the front of the engine for the timing cover. If the cover is aluminum, then your engine has a timing chain and not a belt. The 1.6L Soul engines are equipped with a timing chain after 2010. However, if...
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Horn on 2003 Kia Sorrento ex will only blow sometimes & dash light will only work sometimes.
There are three different things going on with your vehicle. There is a loose ground wire to the dashboard lights to the frame, a clock spring in the horn maybe broken or damaged, and the multi-function switch has failed causing...
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My car was jump started wrong and now my car doesn't start and the accessories don't work even with key on engine off.
Hi There, Reversing the battery terminals can cause blown fuses, shorted sensors and switches and worst a shorted out ECM. You should have a fusible link on the hot side connection of the battery which is designed for hedging against...
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Does my 2009 Kia Optima require a hydraulic press for wheel bearing replacement?
Hello, to replaced your hub bearing will require a hydraulic press. If you'd like, a certified Your Mechanic Technician can come to your location to perform this. Please look at this web site for more information and service options....
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Humming noise
Hi There, A couple of different things could produce a humming noise and depending on the frequency of this noise and where on the vehicle it is coming from may determine what it could be. If it is something that...

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