Service FAQ

Vehicle Maintenance

It’s important to protect your Kia vehicle in West Chester, Philadelphia, and Ardmore. The best way to do that is by stopping by Kia of West Chester for regular service, and Springfield, Exton, and Wilmington maintenance.

Our knowledgeable technicians know your Kia car inside and out. These are some of the most common service frequently asked questions we get from drivers. Now, you have access to our answers.

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Why is My Steering Wheel Shaking?

Do I Need an Oil Change?

Oil ChangeEvery manufacturer will have different things to say about when to change the oil. Generally speaking, the oil should be changed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Many cars on the road today actually carry oil change indicator technology, which will let you know when it’s time to change the oil, taking the guesswork out of things.

Be sure to have the oil changed regularly, as it can ensure the best possible engine performance and fuel economy.

When Should I Check Fluid Levels?

Besides engine oil, there are many fluids working together to ensure your car is road-ready. From transmission fluid to brake fluid to engine coolant, these fluids are affected by how often you drive, but also extreme temperatures. It’s a good idea to check them every month or two from the comfort of home.

When Do I Replace the Brake Pads?

Brake Pads

Brake pads will typically last around 30,000 miles, though they can last longer (or shorter). There are some things you can keep an eye on (and ear on, for that matter). If you’ve noticed it’s taking longer to bring the car to a stop, then that can be a sign of worn brake pads.

Screeching noises are a tell-tale sign that the brake pads need to be replaced. If a press of the brake pads is accompanied by a grinding noise, then it’s time to inspect the brake pads. If they aren’t inspected, it can lead to a potentially costly issue with the rotors.

How Long Does a Car Battery Last?

Car BatteryBatteries have a limited lifetime. That lifetime can depend on temperature, as extreme hot or cold temperatures can wear down the battery. A battery will typically last around three to five years.

Keep an eye out for any signs of the battery failing. If you’ve noticed your headlights are dim or the radio is on the fritz, that can be a sign that the battery is reaching its end.

When Do I Schedule a Tire Rotation?

A tire rotation will typically be done along with your oil change, so every 5,000 to 7,500 miles is the average for this service. A tire rotation ensures your tires are receiving even wear and tear. Tires will be taken off the wheel and moved to another position on the vehicle in accordance with what is laid out in your owner’s manual.

Schedule Service at Kia of West Chester Today

These are just a few of the frequently asked questions we receive here in our service center. Do you have one for us? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Kia of West Chester team serving West Chester, Philadelphia, and Ardmore.

Be sure to schedule your next service visit near Springfield, Exton, and Wilmington today.

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