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

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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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!

Service and maintenance deals available in Mankato

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Don’t miss out on your chance to take an extra buck or two off your vehicle service & maintenance. Here at Kia of Mankato, we have a variety of service coupons to ensure your vehicle service is budget-friendly and easy to book. Our current coupons include:

  • Oil change – $30. Includes: Oil & filter change, tire air check, fluid check, maintenance light reset, multi-point inspection.
  • Premium oil change – $75. Includes: Oil & filter change, multi-point inspection, fluid check, air pressure check, reset maintenance light, install extended life BG MOA
  • Performance oil change – $100. Includes: Oil change (full synthetic up to 6 quarts), filter replacement, multi-point inspection, fluid check, air pressure check, reset maintenance light, install extended life BG MOA, install BG Engine Performance Restoration
  • Tire rotation – $20
  • Tire rotation & balance – $60
  • Tire alignment – $100
  • Battery inspection or install w/corrosion inhibitor – $30
  • Brake service – $310

So, there are a fair number of coupons available, covering a wide range of maintenance for  your car. All of these last until December 31st of this year.

Read more: Vehicle warranties for your new Kia in Mankato, MN

Service & maintenance in Mankato, MN

Come on over to your friendly Kia of Mankato to find quality vehicle service and maintenance available. Our experienced and reliable team works in a state-of-the-art facility in order to get your car back into its best condition possible here in Mankato. MN. Feel free to come to us if you have any questions or concerns about your vehicle. We would be happy to help!

How to clean your car during the coronavirus in Mankato, MN

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
Cars for sale lined up in car lot

It’s extremely difficult to put your life on hold, even with the coronavirus here in Mankato, Minnesota. So, how can you best stay safe while still going about your day? One of the was is by learning to clean your car as best you can during this outbreak. Let’s take a look.


Can I use a trade-in as a down payment for a car?

Friday, March 13th, 2020
Cars in packed parking lot

Yup, you can use a trade-in vehicle as a down payment for your next car. However, you’ll want to make sure that car has positive equity before you do, otherwise, things will get tricky.


Keep your Kia in its best condition in Mankato, MN

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
mechanic pouring fluid into car engine

Vehicle services available at Kia of Mankato

Keep your Kia in its best condition in Mankato, MN, at your friendly Kia of Mankato. We have a variety of vehicle services and service coupons available to you.


Mankate leaf pick-up slated to start Oct. 28, are you ready?

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
A stock photo of leaves on the ground during the fall.

When is curbside leaf pick up in Mankato, MN?

Fall has only officially been here for a few weeks. One of the things that are on many of our to-do lists is raking up leaves. If you’ve been wondering, ‘When is curb-side leaf pickup in Mankato, MN,’ Kia of Mankato has done some homework for you. The City of Mankato has set the annual leaf disposal effort to run from Oct. 28 through Nov. 22. However, this timeline could change based on any radical changes in the weather. Leaf vacuuming services could be suspended early if the leaves get picked up or if snow arrives needlessly sooner than normal. Let’s take a look at what our team of product experts has found. (more…)

What the 2019 Niro lacks in physical size, it more than makes up with range

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
The hybrid badge used on the 2019 Kia Niro.

What is the total range available for the 2019 Kia Niro?

The Kia Niro isn’t the only hybrid vehicle in the automaker’s lineup, but it might be its most fuel-efficient platform. Gas prices are always one of the top concerns for new vehicle buyers. When we have people in the Kia of Mankato showroom who are interested in cutting their monthly fuel costs, they are quick to ask, ‘What is the total range available for the 2019 Kia Niro?’ As is often the case with almost any automotive question, there isn’t really a straight answer. The total range of the Kia hybrid crossover SUV will depend on which trim grade a customer chooses to take home. Some of our product experts did a little research to help answer this important question. Let’s take a look at what they found. (more…)

If you’re looking for a reason to buy the 2020 Soul, these videos might help

Monday, September 16th, 2019
A photo of the 2020 Kia Soul in motion on the road.

Why should I buy the 2020 Kia Soul?

The Kia Soul is one of the most recognizable vehicles the automaker has ever produced. Team Gunther Kia has the latest version of the iconic wagon/compact crossover SUV in our showroom. In the month or so that the vehicle has been available, we’ve had more than a few people come in to ask, ‘Why should I buy the 2020 Kia Soul?’ We have found these first driver/review videos for the 2020 Soul. One thing is for sure, the new Kia Soul is the most technologically advanced version of the vehicle that has been produced. Before you stop in to see us, check out these videos so that you’ll know exactly what to ask a Team Gunther Kia product expert. You can schedule a test drive or feature demonstration today by calling, 833-212-9673. (more…)

If you’ll be sharing your new car with a new driver, these are the models to consider

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Best Kia Vehicles for New Drivers in 2019

The 2019-2020 school year has started for most people in our area or will be starting very soon. If you have older students at or near driving age, you’re probably looking for vehicle options. Thankfully, U.S. News & World Report has picked the best Kia vehicles for new drivers in 2019 as the Forte compact sedan and Soul compact crossover SUV/wagon. For those who might be new to buying cars, U.S. News & World Report is one of the most respected consumer advocacy publications. The magazine tested several vehicles in areas like reliability scores, safety scores and the availability of advanced crash avoidance systems. Both Kia vehicles ranked among the best of the group with a price range between $25,000 and $30,000. (more…)

Kia of Mankato offers look at some other UVO features and capabilities

Monday, July 29th, 2019
A photo of the dashboard used by the 2019 Kia Optima.

What else can the Kia UVO infotainment system do?

Kia has really jumped into the deep end of the pool when it comes to providing its customers with the latest available connectivity options. This kind of capability continuously changes to the point where it’s almost impossible to keep up with everything that is available. In fact, we hear the question, ‘What else can the Kia UVO infotainment system do,’ that a group of Kia of Mankato product experts dug up these recent videos to give potential buyers another look at some features they may have previously overlooked. If your current vehicle isn’t equipped with this kind of technological capability and you’d like to change that, make an appointment with a Kia of Mankato product expert today. We’re happy to walk you through anything you need to know. (more…)

Let Kia of Mankato help get your kids out of your house, for at least a day

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
A stock photo of some kids doing a science experiment.

Three best day trip ideas for families near Mankato, MN

We are quickly approaching one of the most trying parts of the summer. Labor Day is still more than a month away. It’s probably going to get pretty warm and humid. Plus, we have to start thinking about back-to-school shopping. There is just a lot to deal with. Maybe taking a day off from work and going on an easy adventure might be exactly what everyone needs. A team of our product experts got together to come up with a list of the three best day trip ideas for families near Mankato, MN. Each of these options should make for a memorable day, without having to spend the night in a hotel. Let’s see what they came up with. (more…)

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