Keep your Pelham Kia on the road with Preventative Maintenance!

Riverchase Kia provides a friendly and knowledgeable service staff for residents of Pelham and Birmingham Alabama. You can expect competitive prices and high-quality service from our Kia factory trained technicians. Our goal is to provide excellent service and get you back on the road in a timely manner.

Preventative maintenance can prevent costly repairs down the road. For your convenience you can schedule your service appointment online or call 877-608-1967 and we will be glad to set a time for you to come in.

Vehicle Maintenance

Every Other Gas Station Visit - Check Oil Level

  • Especially on sports cars and high compression engines (most cars built since model year 2000 and all earlier European cars

Check Tire Pressure

  • Saves on gas and extends life of tires and suspension bushings

Every 5,000 – 7,000 - (Full Synthetic Miles) Oil and Filter Change

  • Lubricates moving parts and reduces friction
  • Prolongs life of engine
  • Driving more or in harsh conditions may make more frequent oil changes necessary
  • Prevents carbon and sludge build-up in engine

Every 15,000 Miles - Replace Engine Air Filter

  • Minimizes engine contaminants
  • Keeps fuel economy at optimum level
  • Save you from spending more money at the pump

Inspect Transmission Fluid

  • Lubricates shifting of gears
  • Life of the fluid drops after it hits 175° Fahrenheit
  • Fluid needs to be flushed every 30,000 – 40,000 miles

Replace Cabin Filter

  • Keeps dust and contaminants out of your car
  • Makes heating and cooling operate more efficiently
  • Results in less drain on engine and battery

Every 30,000 Miles - Engine Coolant Exchange

  • Ensures engine won’t overheat
  • Keeps engine running efficiently

Brake Fluid Flush

  • Should be flushed every 2 years
  • Should be flushed if burnt or moisture content exceeds 2%
  • Prevents premature brake fade and damage to hydraulics and ABS valve unit

Power Steering Fluid Flush

  • Old or low fluid makes it difficult to steer
  • Improves handling and performance
  • Inspection will identify any leaks or cracks

Copper Spark Plug Replacement

(Every 60,000 miles for titanium spark plugs, every 80,000 miles for iridium spark plugs, or every 4-6 years)

  • Worn out plugs cause misfires or dead cylinders
  • Improves performance
  • Ensures longer life for the engine
  • Reduces harmful emissions

Every 45,000 - Miles Brake Service

  • Fluid should be flushed because it absorbs water over time
  • Pads should be inspected and changed
  • Important for safety as well as performance

Every 60,000 Miles - Battery Replacement

  • Batteries lose charge and strength over time
  • Difficult starting creates wear and tear on engine and starter failure
  • Avoid getting stuck somewhere with a deadly battery

Every 75,000 Miles - Timing Belt Replacement

(every 6 years on 1996 and newer European cars)

  • Runs engine components including cams and valves
  • Timing belt will cause serious engine damage if it breaks
  • Replacement prevents problems from arising
Please speak with our trade advisor for more information.