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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.
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.
Kia Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If 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 is set up differently. Read on...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're in a Wheelchair
Being 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 of the vehicle. There are some other aspects...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Just Retired
Here’s 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 more suitable for older drivers. We have...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Wedding Planner
As As a wedding planner, the demands placed on your time are going to be significant, even if you’re only dealing with one or two couples. You need to be a master juggler when it comes to your time and...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Construction Worker
If 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 most...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for First Time Car Owners
Owning 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 you get something that meets your needs, is fun to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Dog Owners
Dog 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 to make the process a bit of a...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Teenagers
If 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 on the list. With that said we’ve...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Kia Forte
While While Toyota and Honda have reigned supreme in the compact sedan and five-door hatchback classes for years, Kia has been rolling out more and more high-quality models with really attractive features than ever before. While Korean cars are traditionally...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Mobile Housekeeper
If 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, we present to you the...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Personal Assistant
As 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, picking things up here, dropping them off there,...
2005 Kia Sorento vs. 2005 Chevrolet Blazer: Which One Should I Buy?
SUVs are great for playing out in the mud, taking kids and friends around to different places, as well as just running errands around town. While they are not known to be terrific for gas mileage, that problem is negated...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Vet
The 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 bit of power, and possibly even towing...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Over Six Feet Tall
While 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 hunch over the wheel to drive, then you’re not...
2012 Kia Soul vs. 2012 Nissan Cube: Which One Should I Buy?
While technically these two vehicles fall into the “small wagon” classification, they look like nothing more than boxes on wheels. Some people are really into this design, while others are completely opposed to it. If you’re in the former camp,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Tropical Climate
If If you live in a tropical climate, most of your vehicle purchasing concerns will be essentially the same as if you lived anywhere else – you want a car that looks good, offers decent gas mileage, and suits the...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Kia Optima
Kia Kia hasn’t always had the best reputation. In fact, for years the Korean automaker was known for making cheap vehicles that didn’t last. Today, though, that reputation has drastically changed, thanks in large part to the 2012 Kia Optima....
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Kia Rio
The The Kia Rio has a new style and look for to attract buyers and compete in the subcompact car ranks. It offers outstanding fuel economy with great value that has a nice price tag for a variety of budgets....

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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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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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Windshield washer fluid is not spraying
This could very well be the issue. A few other things that should be check before condemning the pump itself are the fuse to the pump, the switch that activates the pump and the hose that goes to your windshield...
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Why is my brake pedal going all the way down to the floor?
If you are having to refill the brake fluid from it getting low and the brakes go to the floor means you have a leak in the brake system somewhere. You may have a broken brake line, leaking wheel cylinder...
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Where is the camshaft position sensor located on a 2011 Kia Optima EX GDI
Hi there - the camshaft position sensor is located on the drive-side end of the top of the engine on your vehicle. It is a round black plastic housing - golf-ball size - attached to the engine with one bolt,...
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Where is the camshaft position sensor be located on a 2011 Kia Optima EX GDI?
Hello - the camshaft position sensor is located on the drive-side end of the top of the engine on your vehicle. It is a round black plastic housing - golf-ball size - attached to the engine with one bolt, and...
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When putting foot on accelerator, brake, or shifter, car dies
There are some technical bulletins for replacing the ECU on your 2005 Kia Amanti for drivability problems. With what you said, what they want to do is along these lines. They may be able to reprogram the computer or need...
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Water got into my motor
The first thing to do is to remove all the spark plugs, air filter, and check the engine oil to see if it has not been overfilled. Then turn over the motor to see if it will turn. If you...
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Vehicle won't start
Hello. This is not a problem with the alternator or the starter. I have yet to see a bad starter on this vehicle. It is almost always the battery. The battery will need to be load tested to verify this....
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Transmission problems
The problems you are having may be due to a sticking throttle control, or possibly a transmission shifter control problem. These vehicles have an electronic throttle and if you try to push on the brakes and the throttle at the...
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Transmission died
When a transmission fails, the vehicle will seem as though it is in neutral. Sometimes if you rev the engine high it might move slowly. If this is the case of if the vehicle does not move at all, yes...
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Traction Control System
Hi Sean, I believe you are correct in that you may have a faulty wheel speed sensor at one of your wheels that may be dirty or not working properly. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of...
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Tire Pressure
The TPMS light relates to the tire pressure monitoring function of the sensors in the wheels that monitor tire pressure at each of the four wheels. I would recommend checking the tire pressure at each of the four wheels to...
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The VVT solenoid
Hello. It may be possible to access the solenoid from within the motor, however that would require disassembly of the engine, or at least the valve train. You may be able to access it by removing the valve cover. Regards,...
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The car cranks but it won't start
Fuel pressure and ignition spark need to be checked. Also, having fault codes checked in the engine computer is also necessary as hard faults that may prevent the vehicle starting could be stored. A faulty ground will generally be accompanied...
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Something is draining the battery
Even though you did disconnect the battery, thus preventing any "external" current flow overnight, you still should check for parasitic current draw from the vehicle's electrical system, that is a current flow of (roughly) 50 or more milliamps when the...
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Smoke
Blue smoke coming from your exhaust generally means that the motor is burning the engine oil. This can happen for a couple of different reasons such as worn piston rings or leaking valve guide seals. When this happens, the engine...
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Smell of gas
Hi there: Anytime you smell gasoline, it should be taken very serious. You could have fuel leaks on the fuel rail or any of the fuel injectors. You could also have a fuel tank vapor line to the intake manifold...

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