3A Automotive knows Kia. Our team of ASE Certified Master technicians knows the current cars as well as older models that you may have never heard of. Regardless of what model of Kia you drive, 3A Automotive has you covered.
A common question that Kia owners ask is, “Shouldn’t I take my Kia to the dealership?” The answer is, “It depends.” If you own a Kia that is still under the original factory warranty, and you have a warranty issue, then the answer is, “Yes”. If not, here are some facts to consider:
The Kia dealership is in the business of selling new and “pre-owned” Kia’s. Their service department exists to address warranties and “prep” trade-in’s for resale. While they do offer repair service, the goal of the dealership is to give you “incentive” to want to trade in your current Kia in on a new one. That’s okay if you want high car payments and another used car. Think about this: when you buy a new car, it becomes a used car the moment you drive off the lot.
3A Automotive works hard to give you peace of mind regarding the condition of the Kia you own now. Our technicians and service advisors work together so that you will have a “heads up” about what service work your Kia may need, or will need in the future. When you bring in your Kia for regular oil changes, which include our complimentary 65 point inspection, you will receive a “health update”.
A valuable lesson that 3A Automotive has learned is: Consistency is cost-effective. Maintaining your Kia is less expensive than doing repairs. You make vehicle maintenance decisions; sometimes, your car makes repair decisions for you. Maintenance ensures you are making the decisions most of the time.
The recent popularity of Kia has created the impression that it is a newer car brand. Not true. Kia was founded in South Korea in 1944 as a bicycle tubing manufacturer. It started building cars in 1974; however, a change in dictators halted the automotive manufacturing efforts until 1986 when it partnered with Ford Motor Company. Kia is now 32.8% owned by Hyundai automotive group.
Kia started selling cars in the United States in 1994 and is currently one of the fastest growing car brands in America. We service and maintain Kia models including:
Amanti, Borrego, Cadenza, Forte, Optima, Rio, Rondo, Sedona, Sephia, Spectra, Sorrento, Sportage, Soul