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Kia Mechanic Raleigh, NC

Date
January 1, 2021
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Author
Dig Dev

If you’re in need of a Kia mechanic in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area, come down to Creech Import. We have certified Kia Mechanics who have the skills necessary to maintain and repair just about any model there is. We’ve been in business since 1993, and we’re dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Kia auto repair is no problem for us. We’re ASE certified, and we can work on all years and models of Kia vehicles.

Kia Mechanic Raleigh, NC

As Per Our Kia Mechanic - Common Problems With Kia Sorentos

Here at Creech Imports, our certified technicians are aware of common problems with different models of Kias, and one of them is the Sorento. Sorentos get a lot of complaints about engine failures. This can happen for a variety of reasons, and they can lead to costly repairs if a mechanic doesn’t know what to look for. Due to the engine being one of the most crucial parts of the entire vehicle, many shops will immediately try to replace the entire engine assembly, but our technicians know better.

Kia Sorento  2003 thru 2009 models. Engine won't start, check engine light code p0335 . Common problem crankshaft position sensor failure. The crankshaft sensor tells the computer what position the engine is in, a critical input for the engine to run.

When you come into our shop with engine troubles, we have the knowledge and equipment to properly diagnose your vehicle and give you the best plan of action for the issue. If it’ll be more cost-efficient to tear down your engine to inspect for damage, we’ll let you know so you can potentially save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the repairs.

Common Problems With Kia Sportage

One of the common issues with the Kia Sportage is that the check engine light will come on, and you’ll get a p0335 code. This code comes on for the Crankshaft Position Sensor, which is a sensor that helps control the timing of the engine. This light can come on for a variety of reasons from a bad sensor to poor voltage going to the actual sensor, so it’s important to have the right equipment to test the actual issue.

Another code we see frequently is on Kia Sportage, in particularly the 2007 and 2008 models, is P0504.  This is the trouble code for brake lights inoperative. Thankfully the vehicle's 3rd brake light is on a different circuit and should still be working. The most common cause for this code is an issue stemming from the brake light switch failure. Occasionally the harness may be damaged at the switch also.

No matter what the issue is with your Kia, come down to Creech Imports to allow our certified technicians the opportunity to earn your trust and your business. Contact us today for your next Kia repair and to find out how you can get a FREE estimate.

Common Problems With Kia Santa Fe

2006 Santa Fe 2.7 liter engine.   Reports of hard starting after filling with gas. Evaporative emissions canister purge control sonenoid valve is likely sticking/defective.  Related check engine light codes are P0440, P2187, or P2189.
Whether you have a Kia car, SUV, van, or even an electic Kia, Creech Import has you covered. Here are some of the Kia models we provide auto repair and maintenance service for:

  • Kia Sorento
  • 2.2 EX AWD A/T
  • Kia Rio
  • 1.2L LX 4-DR M/T
  • 1.2L SLX 4-DR M/T
  • 1.4L EX 4-DR M/T
  • The 1.4L EX 4-DR A/T
  • 1.4L EX 5-DR A/T
  • Kia Borrego
  • Sedan 1.6 EX A/T
  • Coup 2.0 EX A/T
  • 5 2.0 SX A/T
  • 1.6 LX CRDI M/T
  • 1.6 LX CRDI A/T
  • Kia Rio
  • Kia Optima/Magentis/K5
  • 2.4L EX A/T
  • K9/Quoris
  • Kia Forte/Cerato
  • Forte Coup
  • The Kia Soul Hybrid
  • Kia Ray Plug-in hybrid
  • And the Kia Spectra Hybrid
  • 2.2 EX LWB A/T
  • Kia Carens/Rondo
  • 1.7 LX 5-seater A/T
  • The 1.7 LX A/T
  • 1.7 EX A/T
  • Kia Sportage
  • 2.0 EX 4×2 A/T
  • 2.0 LX 4×2 A/T
  • Kia Carnival/Sedona
  • 2.2 LWB 11-seater A/T
  • Kia Soul