Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

Tire changing tips on your Kia

Thursday, September 9th, 2021
Image of a flat tire, a jack, and a lug wrench

How to change the tires on your Kia?

Today at Hometown Kia, we are going to show you how to change the tires on your Kia in 9 easy steps. Your spare tire is in your trunk along with a jack kit that would have come with the purchase of your car. If not, then make sure to purchase a jack kit and have it in your car at all times. Also, ensure that our spare tire has air in it. Continue reading to learn the steps to changing the tire on your Kia.


Learn how to identify problems with your vehicle’s exhaust

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
Mechanic working under car

Video: 5 Signs that Indicate When Exhaust Needs Service

The exhaust is essential to the health and safety of the driver and passengers, as it is responsible for transferring the toxic gasses produced by the engine to the rear of the vehicle, where it is released in to the air. If something is amiss with a vehicle’s exhaust, it is important to take steps to have it corrected. Are you interested in learning about 5 signs and symptoms that indicate when an exhaust needs to be repaired? Check out the video below on our Hometown Kia blog!


Which 2021 Kia SUVs are best for off-road driving?

Thursday, June 24th, 2021
2021 Kia Sorento in front of lake

The Kia brand is known for producing reliable, dependable and quality vehicles, which explains why many off-road drivers turn to the brand for a trustworthy vehicle that can take on rugged terrain and trails. Are you wondering which 2021 Kia SUV provides the most capable off-road performance? Check out a comparison of off-road features and capabilities on our Hometown Kia blog below!


Finance a New Kia or Used Vehicle near Beckley, WV

Thursday, June 10th, 2021
Kia Soul SUVs at Hometown Kia

When it comes time to upgrade your ride near Beckley, WV, consider beginning your search at Hometown Kia off Interstate 64 in Mount Hope. Our dealership provides a vast selection of new Kia models and used vehicles to choose from, along with financing options that help make getting your dream vehicle more affordable. Are you interested in learning about financing options on new Kia models or used vehicles at Hometown Kia in Morris County, WV? Continue reading below to learn more!


What Kia advanced driving assistance systems are there?

Thursday, May 27th, 2021
2022 Kia Carnival from exterior front

Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driving Assistance Systems

Many new Kia vehicles come equipped with Kia Drive Wise advanced driving assistance systems that enhance safety and peace of mind in each drive. There are several Kia Drive Wise advanced safety features and just a few of them include Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist and more. Are you interested in learning about all of these features? Continue reading below on our Hometown Kia blog!


Where can I schedule a Kia Multi-Point Inspection near Charleston, WV?

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
Mechanic in car with computer

Schedule a Kia Multi-Point Inspection at Hometown Kia

Are you interested in learning which services your vehicle needs and will need soon? A Kia Multi-Point Inspection is a great way to do so. At Hometown Kia, we provide this service often and think it’s a great way for drivers to be proactive in servicing their vehicle. During this service, we check a wide variety of components like the engine oil, transmission, clutch (if the vehicle is has a manual transmission), drive axle and much more. Our experienced technicians also check and replenish the fluids of several components. Do you want to schedule a Kia Multi-Point Inspection near Charleston, WV? Schedule a service appointment at Hometown Kia in Mount Hope! Continue reading below to learn about some of the components checked in a Kia Multi-Point Inspection and how to schedule a service appointment at Hometown Kia!


Schedule Exhaust and Muffler Service near Charleston, WV

Friday, May 14th, 2021
Mechanic working under car

The exhaust and muffler are very important components in each vehicle. The gas and carbon monoxide created by the engine is funneled through the exhaust system, while the muffler helps keep the sound of the engine’s valves and pistons quiet. When there is a problem with the muffler and exhaust system, there are several symptoms that let the driver know. Continue reading below to learn how to identify problems with the muffler and exhaust system and schedule an exhaust and muffler service appointment at Hometown Kia!


Schedule a Service Appointment in Mount Hope, WV

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
Technician and mechanic working on transmission

How long has it been since you brought your vehicle in for service? Like all good things in life, a vehicle requires maintenance to stay in working condition for an extended period of time. Each vehicle’s owner’s manual has a manufacturer-recommended service schedule that lays out which routine services should take place when. So, how long has it been since you had your vehicle serviced or inspected by a highly trained technician? If it has been 5,000 miles or 6 months, you should consider bringing your vehicle to a trusted service center. Continue reading below to learn more on our Hometown Kia blog.


Trade-In Your Car at Hometown Kia

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Person dropping key into hand at car dealership

Sell Us Your Vehicle in Mount Hope, WV

At Hometown Kia in Mount Hope, West Virginia, we are happy to buy vehicles from drivers, whether they are interested in trading in when buying a different vehicle or want to sell for other reasons. Just contact our team to schedule a time to bring your vehicle into our dealership so our expert staff can inspect it and give you an accurate appraisal for the value of the vehicle.


Tips for Preparing Car for Winter in West Virginia

Friday, November 13th, 2020
Mechanic waxing car

With cold weather and winter months approaching quickly, it is important to take steps to prepare your vehicle for the harsh conditions that comes with the snowy season. Whether preparing your vehicle’s paint job for several months of road salt and dirty snow, ensuring its fluids are where the need to be or replacing your tires, there are a number of important ways to prepare for winter. Continue reading below to check out a few tips for preparing your vehicle for the winter months!