When you drive off the lot in your new Kia Optima, the last thing you are thinking about is replacing parts. While the components on your vehicle are built to last, there will come a time when you will need to replace certain ones. Rely on our Kia dealership in Avenel, NJ to help you find and install the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) part your car requires.

 

Common Parts to Replace

When you are putting miles on your Kia Optima every day, your parts are bound to experience wear and tear. Due to usage and mechanics, certain Kia sedan parts will need to be replaced more often than others.

Exterior lights: Brake lights, taillights, turn signals, and other lights that inform other drivers of your next move. When these lights go out, you may not know for some time and could wind up in a collision due to lack of visibility. Be sure to inspect your lights regularly and head to our parts department if one goes out.

Oil filter: The oil in Kia models lubricates your engine and its parts to prevent friction and overheating. The oil filter is responsible for removing the debris that can cause these costly repairs. It is recommended that you get an oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles and replace the filter every other time.

Battery: All cars rely on a battery to generate a spark that powers electrical systems to get moving. After about three to five years, your battery may need to be replaced. Some signs include difficulty starting, dim lights, and check engine light.

Tires: Typically, tires will need to be replaced after 25,000-50,000 miles. However, environmental factors and your driving style could impact this. Neglecting to replace your tires could make driving on snowy and icy roads especially difficult and dangerous.