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Does my Kia need regular or synthetic oil?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
mechanic changing oil of car

Does my Kia need regular or synthetic oil? Technically, there isn’t really a right answer for this, since your Kia can take regular or synthetic oil. However, there might be a reason why you want to use synthetic oil over regular oil. Here’s why.


What is the difference between EV, PHEV, and Hybrid?

Friday, February 26th, 2021
Close up of Eco Fuel decal on Kia vehicle

If you are shopping for your future vehicle, navigating the different labels of vehicles can be a bit tricky. Thankfully, it’s more a case of needing to remember what everything stands for than anything else. So, what is the difference between EV, PHEV, and Hybrid models? Let’s check it out!

What are the Kia engine options?

To begin, the EV stands for Electric Vehicle. If you drive one of these, such as the Kia Niro EV, you won’t have to stop at a traditional gas station, as this type of vehicle does not have a gas engine. Instead, it is powered by a battery that you then charge once it runs out of juice. Examples of EV models in the Kia lineup include the Kia Niro EV and the Kia Soul EV.

Step into a Kia PHEV model and you’ll find your vehicle primarily powered by a battery, similar to the EV models. However, PHEV models, also known as Plug-In Hybrids, also have a small gas tank to back them up. So, you will primarily charge your vehicle like an EV model, but occasionally you’ll need to run to the regular gas station to fill up that gas tank. Think of it as an EV model supported by a gas tank. Examples of these types of models are the Kia Niro PHEV.

Hybrid models are similar to the PHEV models, however instead of primarily running on battery power, these models primarily run on a regular gas tank, but they also have a small battery that helps give you more miles to the gallon. So, gas, but supported by a battery. Examples of these models are the Kia Sorento Hybrid.

And then, of course, you have the regular gas models that are just a gas engine, such as the Kia Sedona, Kia K5, etc.

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Kia Hybrid models for sale in Mankato, MN

If you are looking for your future vehicle we encourage you to contact our team here at Kia of Mankato! We can help you determine which Kia model best suits your driving here in Mankato, MN, and if you have any questions our team would be more than happy to answer them for you!

Where can I find Pre-Owned Kia models for sale in Mankato, MN?

Friday, January 29th, 2021
2019 Kia Optima exterior rear fascia partial passenger side

Did you know you can find Pre-Owned Kia models for sale in Mankato, MN? That’s right, your favorite, budget-friendly and family-friendly brand is available with used models as well! But where can you find this exciting vehicle brand in Mankato? So glad you asked.


Is it time to take my vehicle in for service?

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
car lifted in service center

Is your car making a noise? Smelling strange? Stalling out? If so, you may be asking yourself if it is time to take it in for service and maintenance. Our answer: yes. Here are some indications that your car needs a little TLC.


Where can I find winter tires for my Kia in Mankato, MN?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
4 tires with blue streak lined up in a row

It’s no secret that winter is here to stay for the next few months. That being said, not every driver here in Mankato, MN, has properly equipped their vehicle for this snowy season. So, here’s where you can find winter tires for your Kia.


How does the blind-spot view monitor and the surround view monitor work in a Kia?

Monday, November 16th, 2020
2021 Kia Sorento exterior front fascia

Wondering how some of the technologies such as the blind spot view monitor and the surround view monitor works in your Kia vehicle? Let’s take a look at these two videos to see the difference between these two technologies, and how exactly they work while you’re driving. Check it out!


Is 100,000 miles too much for a used car?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
close up of timing belt

If you are planning on getting a used car, you’re probably going to be focused on the condition of the vehicle, the mileage is something you’ll want to take a look at. Nowadays, vehicles last up to 150,000 to 300,000 miles, or 8 to 15 years. So, if you are interested in a vehicle that has 200,000 miles on it, you may want to switch to a different vehicle.


Which Kia SUV should I get in Mankato, MN?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
2021 Kia Seltos exterior front fascia driver side on snowy road

need to decide which Kia SUV you should get. So, we are going to compare the Kia Soul, Niro, Sportage, Sorento, Telluride, Niro, and Seltos in an effort to see which SUV is the right fit for you. Let’s check it out!


Should I really buy a Certified Pre-Owned Kia?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
person signing paperwork with calculator

If you’re shopping for a used Kia model here in Mankato, Mn, then you’re probably asking yourself whether or not you should really buy a ‘normal’ used car or a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. After all, CPO models can get a bit pricey, and there are other things to spend your money on. However, if you’re searching for the safest. Most reliable group of pre-owned models to choose from, the CPO cars really are your best bet. Let’s take a look.


The Kia of Mankato service team ensures your vehicle is ready to drive

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
mechanic changing oil of car

Vehicle service coupons available in Mankato, MN

The Kia of Mankato service team ensures your vehicle is ready to drive here in Mankato, MN. Take a moment to check out the vehicle service coupons we have available at our dealership. Check it out!

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