The Check Engine Light
Why is my check engine light on?
Computerized dashboards are standard in most modern cars. These include sensors and indicators to assist drivers in managing vehicle safety. Common reasons that your check engine light is on include missing gas cap, time for an oil change, or even low tire pressure. This light also produces a computerized error code which is easy to read by a diagnostic machine.
Kia Oil Change – South Austin
When do I change my oil?
While many auto technicians swear by the 3,000-7,000 mile or 3 month oil-change rule, there are always exceptions. The first suggestion is always to check your auto user manual. This provides you with the most precise information, especially for newer models. Conversely, however, the manual provides little guidance when it comes to your vehicle’s age, history, and wear. This more complete diagnosis requires an expert’s know-how. If your personal mechanic seems unsure, then contact your Kia dealer right away for the best advice.
Kia Tire Rotation
When should I have the tires rotated?
Your vehicle’s sole point of contact with the pavement are the wheels. This causes excessive wear and tear that needs to be distributed evenly among all the tires. A tire rotation every 6,000 to 8,000 miles is highly advised. Rotation guarantees that your tires wear evenly. Note, also, that 4WD and off-roading, as well as personal driving habits may dramatically influence your tire rotation interval and frequency, outside of a standard Kia tire rotation schedule.
Kia Brake Pad Replacement – South Austin
How long do my brake pads last?
The lifespan of your brake pad relies on your typical driving habits and of course, the operating environment. Based on severe to moderate usage, brake pads are typically designed to last through twenty to twenty-five thousand miles. Factors that can significantly reduce its life are braking frequently, high-speed braking, temperature elevation and driving on rocky terrain and uneven areas. On average, brake pads are designed to give from forty to sixty thousand miles of pad life under normal driving conditions.
Kia Fuel Filter
When do I replace my fuel filter?
A clean fuel filter is essential for optimal and trouble-free engine performance. Always consult your automaker’s manuel or Kia mechanic, but fuel filters usually last between twenty to forty thousand miles.
Kia Engine & Ignition System
Why won’t my Kia start?
Although there may be various reasons why your Kia won’t start, the usual culprit is your car’s battery. If you managed to leave your lights on, then its likely that the charge is drained. One sign of a low charge is if it takes longer to start when you turn the key. There may be other reasons why your car or truck won’t start, so it’s best to consult a certified Kia mechanic.
Kia Certified Maintenance
Why should I choose a Kia service provider for my car maintenance?
When you select Kia of South Austin as your licensed service provider, you receive a team of factory-trained South Austin Kia mechanics. Not only will they provide first-class auto service, but ensure use of state-of-the-art equipment and genuine Kia parts, including a full warranty for all service and repairs complete.
Kia Brake Change
When should I get new brakes?
Each scheduled auto maintenance appointment should include a standard inspection. A licensed Kia mechanic will check your car for any other needed services. This is the best way to have your brakes checked, as brake quality is assessed by size, look, and feel. Be sure to have squeaky brakes looked at, as the noise can be a symptom of a bigger problem.
Kia Battery Replacement
How do I know when to change my battery?
The typical car battery will last from 3 to 5 years, dependent upon care and use. The easiest way to avoid a battery problem is monitor your vehicle’s battery health. This typically happens during a routine maintenance inspection. Most car batteries, like other perishable items, have date of expiration clearly marked.
Choose Kia of South Austin for all your service, maintenance, and repair needs in the South Austin area. Our Kia certified mechanics are waiting to help with all your automotive needs.