Helpful Kia service and care tips from our team here at Rick Case Kia Sunrise

There's no denying that long-lasting reliability is one of the most attractive hallmarks of the Kia  brand. In fact, that very quality is what brings folks from Ft. Lauderdale to Hollywood, FL to our doorstep here at Rick Case Kia Sunrise year after year. However, as durable as Kia cars are, every vehicle need maintenance and repairs from time to time.

Now, we know that Kia maintenance is probably the last thing on your mind, but if you really want to get the most out of your car, you owe it to yourself to learn a bit more about the most crucial items of regular Kia service and repairs. Fortunately, you won't have to go far to find out all you need to know. As one of the premier resources for Kia maintenance near Davie and Plantation, FL, we here at Rick Case Kia Sunrise have put together brief breakdown of the most important things you should know about caring for your Kia over the years.


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Important things to know about Kia Tire Care

Why do I need to rotate my Kia car's tires?

  • Tires wear down over time, but typically your front tires will wear out before your back tires, due to the fact that most of your car's weight is distributed in the front with the engine.
  • A good rule of thumb is to rotate the tires on your Kia car every 7,500 miles, but that can vary depending your driving habits, so it's a good idea to consult your owner's manual or one of our service technicians here at Rick Case Kia Sunrise
  • Rotating your Kia car's tires regularly can extend their usable lifespan by preventing uneven tire wear. So, if you're due for a Kia tire rotation, make sure to schedule your next service appointment with Rick Case Kia Sunrise at your earliest convenience.

How often should I have the tires on my Kia replaced?

  • That can vary from model to model depending on your driving habits, but some of the most common signs that you need to replace your Kia car's tires may be visible cracks along the tires side walls or vibration in the steering column while driving.
  • One of the best ways to check your tires and assess their health is with something called the "Penny Test". By inserting an average penny into the well of your tires' tread, you can roughly measure the wear on your tires. Ideally, with the coin upside down, the tread should cover the top half of Abraham Lincoln's head on the coin. If you can see his whole head, it's a good sign that you need a new set of tires for your Kia.
  • Want to get your tires tested professionally or buy a fresh set of tires altogether? With our expansive selection of Kia-approved tires and dedicated service staff near Plantation and Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Rick Case Kia Sunrise, we're always on hand to help with all your Kia tire care needs.

Important things to know about Kia Oil Changes

Why do Kia oil changes matter?

  • Engine oil does a lot of different things for your Kia car, from lubricating the engine to transferring debris, heat, and buildup away from sensitive components. Fresh engine oil can help you achieve your Kia car's best possible performance.
  • On other hand, old engine oil is typically saturated with contaminants, making it thicker and thus less capable of lubricating your engine. If left unchecked for long enough, unchanged oil can do some serious damage to your Kia car's engine, so it's best to get it changed at regular intervals to prevent seriously costly maintenance.

How often should I change the oil in my Kia?

  • That can vary depending on your Kia model, it's model year, and your driving habits. For example, if you drive a lot when it's very hot here in the greater Sunrise, FL area, you may need to change your oil more frequently than someone who only drives infrequently in extreme heat. Fortunately, you can get a great idea of when it's right to change your Kia car's oil by looking in your owner's manual or speaking  with one of our technicians here at our Kia service center near Plantation and Hollywood, FL.
  • Fortunately, if you do find your Kia is due for an oil change, we'd be only too happy to help here at Rick Case Kia Sunrise. With timely Kia oil and filter changes available at our service center near Ft. Lauderdale, FL, we can have you back on the road in no time at all.

Important things to know about Kia Brake Maintenance

Why should I bother with Kia brake maintenance?

  • Much like seatbelts and airbags, your Kia car's brakes are essential to its overall safety. If you want to enjoy true peace of mind while driving around the greater Davie and Ft. Lauderdale, FL areas in your Kia car, you owe it to yourself to stay on top of all relevant Kia brake maintenance.
  • Money is one of the other reasons keeping up with Kia brake maintenance is so important. A simple brake issue that could be relatively easy and cheap to fix can quickly turn into a costly Kia brake repair job that could leave you without your car for quite some time. So, if you want to stay on the road and save a bundle, having your Kia car's brakes regularly checked and inspected couldn't be more important.

What are some of the red flags that might Kia car might need brake service?

  • The main things you want to look out for are sounds, smells, and how your brakes feel. Grinding sounds, squealing, or burning smells can indicate issues with the brake pads or brake rotors, while a sinking pedal can mean that there's air in your brake fluid or even a brake fluid leak. In any case, these issues are best assessed by a trained Kia technician.
  • Luckily, whether your Kia car needs a fresh set of brake pads, new brake rotors, or even more intensive brake repairs, you'll find we have the tools and know-how to tackle all your Kia brake maintenance needs here at Rick Case Kia Sunrise. Feel free to set your next service appointment for brake maintenance and repair online with our service center near Ft. Lauderdale and Davie, FL today!