Many people mistakenly assume dealerships offer more expensive maintenance and service, but many aftermarket shops can’t provide the same level of service as a Kia dealership, nor do they use genuine Kia parts to keep your vehicle running exactly as its engineers intended.
When you compare apples to apples, prices among dealerships and aftermarket shops are awfully similar. But when you look at the benefits of factory scheduled maintenance provided by the dealership – optimal performance, lower cost of ownership, maintai
ning Kia warranty coverage and vehicle safety – the aftermarket can quickly become more expensive.
Kia dealership services are integral to the Kia Customer 360° Service Experience, a program Kia launched in 2009 with the motto “Service Centered Around You.” One key element of this program is a commitment to offer Kia owners a complimentary multi-point vehicle inspection on every service visit. That means a Kia-trained technician will check your vehicle to ensure optimum performance and reliability, including fluids, belts, brakes, steering and suspension components – even wiper blades and tire tread depth. A Kia Service Consultant will review the results of this inspection with you and give you a copy of the report. That way, you’ll stay informed about the exact condition of your vehicle including what service, if any, is needed now, and what to expect on your next visit. Peace-of-mind and no surprises – that’s Kia’s goal.
Visit your local Kia dealership’s service department for your complimentary multi-point inspection and to learn more about the Kia Customer 360° Service Experience.
Kia Motors Open Road Issue 7, Winter 2011