Brakes, Batteries, Tires, and Wipers are primary safety equipment on your car. Here are some tips to know when they need replaced or repaired.
When Will You Know It's Time for New Brakes?

Brake pads typically wear gradually, so for some it may be difficult to readily notice a decline in performance. Look out for these common signs, as they can signal that your brake system needs repair/replacement.

High-Pitched Squeal:
Many brake pads have a "wear indicator" that emits an audible warning when time for replacement.

Grinding Noise:
Metal-on-metal noise can be caused by the backing plate grinding against rotors, due to worn brake pads.

Brake Pad Thickness:
Generally, if pads are less than 2-3mm thick, they likely need to be replaced. And if less than 4-5mm, they are nearing replacement.

Pulling:
If your car feels like it pulls to one side when braking, this can be caused by brake pads wearing unevenly, dirty brake fluid, a collapsed brake hose, or a stuck caliper.

Vibration/Pulsation:
If your brake pedal feels like it's vibrating or pulsing when braking, this can be caused by unevenly worn rotors.

Pedal Responsiveness:
If your brake pedal is not as responsive as it once was, or it feels soft/mushy, this may signal a problem in the brake fluid system.

CMA's Colonial Kia understands there is nothing more important than your safety.

For peace of mind, visit our dealership for a brake inspection by our factory-trained technicians and Virginia State Inspectors.


What Should You Expect From Your Battery?

Most batteries go for thousands of miles without service. However, everyday driving conditions - such as climate and driving habits - can affect the life of your battery. If you still have your original battery or feel a sluggish start from time to time, it may be a good idea to come in for battery inspection and testing.

Factors that can shorten your battery's life are:

Severe Temperatures:
Your battery should be inspected every six months. In seasons of high heat/cold, like Virginia summers and winters, this becomes even more imperative.

Lights Are Left On:
Even if your vehicle starts, the battery may have lost a lot of its reserve power. This includes headlights and interior lights.

Corrosion Or Leakage:
This is likely a sign that your battery is not operating at 100%.

 

When it's time for a new battery, choose a Genuine Kia Battery.

Our batteries meet rigorous specifications for quality, long life and dependability.

Here are some features you can expect with every Genuine Kia Battery:

Genuine Kia batteries meet or exceed Kia's reserve capacity specifications and cold cranking amps specifications.Positive grid cover can help prevent corrosion.Special electrolyte additive improves battery charging effectiveness, especially following severe discharge.All Kia dealerships nationwide can service these batteries, which is especially helpful when you are traveling.
 

When Will You Know It's Time for New Tires?

All tires eventually need to be replaced. We'll let you know when you need new ones. We carry tires for all makes and models. At CMA's Colonial Kia, our experts help make your tire replacement easy, convenient, cost-effective, and specific to your needs.

Our factory-trained technicians will first check your tire tread depth and pressure. If it's determined that you need replacement tires, our experts will help find the set that is right for your vehicle. Here are some reasons to buy tires from us:

  • We will have the right tires for your car, truck, or SUV
  • Our tire prices are competitive
  • Your tires will be expertly installed by factory-trained technicians
  • We stock high quality, name-brand tires including: Hankook, Kumho, Goodyear, Nexen, Michelin, Dunlop, Yokohama, and more
  • All eligible tires come with 24-month road hazard coverage
  • Our dealership is a convenient one-stop shop for all of your vehicle's needs

New tires also help you stop sooner on wet roads!

Tires are the only part of your vehicle that is in contact with the road, so it's important that they have proper traction. In a recent road test, a professional driver took 10 car lengths longer to stop on worn tires than he did on new tires.

While your stopping distance may vary, newer tires can help you stop sooner.



 

When Will You Know It's Time for New Windshield Wipers?

Rain, sleet, snow, bugs, dirt - your wiper blades handle a lot, and are vital tools to maintaining visibility. You'll know it's time to replace your wiper blades when you see these signs of wear:

  • Cracked, split, torn, brittle, worn
  • Chatter, streak, or fail to wipe cleanly

Wiper blades tend to wear evenly, so even if only one blade appears worn, the other isn't far behind. You should replace both front wiper blades at the same time. Have our team inspect your rear wiper, too. It's easy to replace them all at once.

 


 
  

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CMA's Colonial Kia

2300 Walthall Center Drive
Directions South Chesterfield, VA 23836

  • Sales: (804) 431-3838
  • Service: (804) 431-3830
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  1. CMA's Colonial Kia

    2300 Walthall Center Drive
    South Chesterfield, VA 23836

    • Sales: (804) 431-3838
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