Your Kia vehicle needs to be taken care of as you drive the roads of Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap. Jim Sipala’s Kia of Coatesville is here to provide the service your Kia vehicle needs to live a long life. In fact, we’ve put together some service FAQs that we commonly receive from drivers in Lancaster, Reading, and Newark.
Now, we have the answers to some of your key service questions. Continue reading to learn more about what maintenance is required and when you should stop by our dealership for it.
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When Do I Get an Oil Change?
Every manufacturer has different things to say about oil changes. In general, it should be changed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Some cars on the road today have oil change indicator technology, letting you know when it’s time for an oil change. This will take some of the guesswork out of oil changes.
Thick oil can lead to engine troubles. When you have fresh, clean oil in your Kia vehicle, it lubricates the engine properly, so you’re able to get the most out of your Kia car.
When Should Fluid Levels Be Checked?
Besides the engine oil, there are other fluids working in harmony to ensure your Kia vehicle runs smoothly at all times. Whether it’s transmission fluid, brake fluid, or power steering fluid, it’s a good idea to check them every few months. They can be affected by how often you take the wheel, but also how extreme the temperatures may be.
When Should I Get a Tire Rotation?
A tire rotation will typically be completed with an oil change, so every 5,000 to 7,500 miles is the target goal for this service. Rotating the tires ensures even wear and tear, so you’re able to get the most life out of them.
The tires will be taken off the wheel and then moved to another position as required by the manufacturer.
How Long Does a Battery Last?
Batteries do not have a super-long lifespan. That’s just the way it is. That lifespan can depend on temperature, as extreme hot or cold temperatures can wear down a battery sooner. Typically, a battery lasts about three or four years.
When Should Brake Pads Be Replaced?
Brake pads can typically last around 30,000 or 40,000 miles, though they may need to be replaced sooner if you do a lot of stop-and-go driving. Keep an ear and an eye out for the sign of worn brake pads. A squeaking or screeching noise when pressing down on the brakes can mean the pads are worn down. If the brakes feel a bit mushy or squishy, that’s also a sign that the brakes could be wearing down.
Keep an eye out for signs that a battery is draining down to its end. If the headlights are dim or the radio starts to give you trouble, that can be a sign that the battery is near its end.
Schedule Your Next Service Visit at Our Dealership Today
Does your Kia vehicle need attention? Coatesville, Downingtown, and Gap drivers can visit us here at Kia of Coatesville for comprehensive service.
When your Kia car needs a new battery in Lancaster or new brakes in Reading, schedule a service with us near Newark today.