Q: My 2011 Kia Sportage is trying to freeze me to death. When I first start out on a chilly day, the heater blows warm air as soon as the engine warms up, as expected. However, after driving for maybe 30 minutes, I no longer get warm air no matter how high I set the temperature or blower fan. The local dealer is baffled. My feet are numb. Any ideas? E.D., Minnetonka A: Heating issues are often caused by a malfunctioning thermostat. It isn't like the thermostat on the wall in your house. It is in the car's cooling system and prevents the water (coolant) from flowing through the radiator until the engine reaches operating temperature. Then, the thermostat opens, allowing the coolant to flow through the entire system, including the heater core inside the car. The thermostat then dithers to maintain the proper temperature. If it gets lazy or stuck, you won't get proper heating or, for that matter, cooling. Q: Is it OK to add my leftover oil and gas mixture (50:1) from my outboard motor and … [Read more...] about Motormouth: Thermostat could be the culprit in chilly Kia
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Motoring by Press Association 23/11/2018, 12:50 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Car servicing is something which often involves more hassle than it needs to – and at times, it feels like somewhat of a chore. Thankfully, the experience with our Stonic was a little bit different. Despite only having LF18 NKM since April, it had already racked up the 10,000 miles – this meaning it was due its first service. Our choice of dealer was the closest to the office – Fine Cars Lee-on-the-Solent. It’s a small family run dealership nestled within a housing estate less than 100m away from the seafront, with cars brimming from its compact forecourt. The dealership handily opened just before 8am, allowing for the car to be dropped off before work – not something offered by all dealers. There was an odd sense of excitement from the servicing team, until it became apparent that this was the first Stonic … [Read more...] about Long-term report: A visit to the Kia dealer for our Stonic shows it’s in fine shape
Kia Motors Manufacturing Slovakia, is Kia’s automobile unique factory in Europe. Sited in Slovakia, production began in December 2006 and from that has built the Sportage, Venga, Ceed alongside their engines. Today we want to share with you how the latest generation of the Kia Ceed is built there. Kia Motors Slovakia now belongs among the three biggest carmakers and car exporters in Slovakia. In 2017, Kia Sportage constituted 58 percent of annual production in Žilina. Of the total volume of cars produced, Kia Ceed accounted for almost one third, and Kia Venga 9 percent. Vehicles made in Slovakia covered last year 56 percent of all sales of Kia in Europe; they were most attractive in Russia (14 %), the UK (14 %), Germany (8 %), Spain (8 %) and Italy (6 %). The most demanded engine produced by Kia in Slovakia was the 1.7 litre diesel engine; last year, diesel engines comprised about 50 percent of the total production, despite that this situation has … [Read more...] about Watch How the All-New Kia Ceed is Built
The new Kia ProCeed merges stunning design with the space and versatility of a tourer in a five-door shooting brake body. The ProCeed is unveiled today ahead of its 2018 Paris Motor Show public premiere, before going on sale exclusively to European drivers at the beginning of 2019. Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Motors Europe, comments: “The ProCeed is a car that represents everything Kia stands for. This beautiful shooting brake body offers drivers an unmatched combination of design, space and versatility, representing a unique proposition in the mid-size family car segment. Engineered on European roads, for European drivers, the ProCeed will be engaging to drive. Built in Europe, to the highest standards of production, it also offers owners the reassurance of Kia’s unique 7-Year, 150,000-kilometre warranty.” Carrying the name over from the second-generation Kia pro_cee’d three-door coupé, the new ProCeed has been designed, developed and … [Read more...] about The New Kia ProCeed
Por David Tamariz Kia ha fabricado su automóvil número tres millones en Europa, desde que comenzó la producción en Žilina, Eslovaquia, en 2006. El carro número tres millones que salió de la línea de producción es un Kia cee’d. El automóvil es un vehículo con puerta trasera blanco de cinco puertas en la especificación ‘GT-Line’, construido para un cliente en Islandia. Está equipado con un motor T-GDi de 1.0 litros (inyección Turbo Gasolina-Direct). En 2017, Kia Motors Slovakia fabricó 335.600 vehículos y 539.987 motores, y exportó a más de 80 países de todo el mundo. El motor más popular del año pasado fue el motor diesel CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) de 1.7 litros. (no llega a los Estados Unidos).Žilina es el hogar de la producción de tres modelos en la alineación europea de Kia: la popular familia modelo Kia cee’d (que incorpora … [Read more...] about Sigue el éxito de Kia en Europa sobrepasando la fabricación de tres millones de vehículos.