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Kia Parts Supplied and Fitted by local garages

Kia Exhausts
Kia Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Kia Exhausts fitted & welded

Kia Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Kia paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Kia different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Kia EGR Valves
Replacement Kia EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Kia - The EGR valve helps your Kia burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Kia engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Kia Body Panels
Replacement Kia panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Kia Panel damage repairs

Kia Gearboxes
Kia Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Kia gearbox

Kia Performance Spares
OEM Kia parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Kia Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Kia model

Kia Starter Motors
Replacement Kia Starter motors installed

Kia Engines
Kia Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Kia Alternators
Replacement Kia alternators fitted

Kia Autoelectrics
Kia electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Kia engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Kia Electrical Components
Kia electrical faults repaired using Kia OEM components - Kia sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Kia Suspension System
Kia replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Kia Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Kia Clutches
Kia clutch repairs Edinburgh - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Kia Clutch kit

Kia Timing Belt - Kia Cambelt
Kia Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Kia service or if the Timing Belt on your Kia has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Kia Brakes
Routine Kia servicing, replacement Kia brake pads & discs fitted, Kia hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Kia Cooling System
Replacement Kia radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Kia engine at its optimal operating temperature

Kia Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Kia Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Kia Service - Kia Braking Systems - Hydrauic Brake Maintenance

Modern Kia braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Kia brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

Edinburgh Kia Brake Repairs

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Kia rear wheels

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Kia disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Drum Brakes are an older system than Kia disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Kia Brake Servicing - Kia Brake Discs and Pads

The brake pads on your Kia should wear first

Kia brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

if the Kia brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Kia Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

If the Kia brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Kia Brake Servicing & Inspection Edinburgh

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Adjust handbrake

Handbrake function and travel

Brake pipe Condition

ABS warning light operation

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Brake calliper operation

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Brake drum condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Hand brake linkage condition

And carry out the following maintenance of your Kia braking system:-

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Wheel cylinder condition

General brake disc condition

Kia Steering - Steering System Inspection

Common symptoms of Kia steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Kia tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Kia steering system is uneven tyre wear

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

Kia steering inspections:-

Kia Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Kia Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

Kia Timing Belt or Cambelt

Generally Kia belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Kia that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Kia Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Kia parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Kia timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

Since Kia Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Kia

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Kia Clutch Replacement Edinburgh

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

The Kia clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theKia transmission system

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

Kia Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Kia clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Kia Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Kia Clutch kit:-
Kia clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Kia clutch slave cylinder

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

Kia Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Kia vehicles

Kia Re-Mapping Edinburgh
The Kia ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Kia fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Kia Engine Mapping
The Kia ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Kia Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

Kia Engine Oil Change

Oil & Filter Change
A new Kia oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Kia engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Kia engine fails

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Kia running smoothly

Synthetic Oil Change - Edinburgh
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Kia recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Kia motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Kia engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Kia performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Kia engine increases

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Kia engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Kia Replacement Exhausts Edinburgh

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The Kia exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

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Kia Models

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Kia ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Modulator

Kia Air Conditioning

  • Kia AC Radiator
  • Kia AC Pump
  • Kia AC Condenser
  • Kia AC Receiver Drier
  • Kia AC Compressor
  • Kia AC Fluid Top Up
  • Kia AC Evaporator

Kia Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Kia Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Kia Oil Filter
  • Kia Fuel Filter
  • Kia Air Filter
  • Kia Transmission Filter Kit

Kia Electronic Sensors

  • Kia Air Flow Mass Meter
  • Kia Oxygen Sensor
  • Kia Temperature Sensor

Kia Electrical

  • Kia Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Kia Bulbs
  • Kia Eibach Pro Kit
  • Kia Starter Motor
  • Kia Ignition Coil
  • Kia Spark Plugs
  • Kia Thermostats
  • Kia Tail Lights
  • Kia Water Pump
  • Kia Oxygen Sensor
  • Kia Electronic Control Unit
  • Kia Heater Core
  • Kia Cooling Fan
  • Kia Fuel Pump
  • Kia Lambda Sensor
  • Kia Fog Lights
  • Kia Headlights
  • Kia Window Motors
  • Kia Parking Light
  • Kia Antenna
  • Kia Alternator
  • Kia ECU Mapping Remap
  • Kia Heater Blower Motor

Kia Wheel Components

  • Kia Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Kia Tyres
  • Kia Ball Joints
  • Kia Control Arm
  • Kia Axle Assembly
  • Kia CV Joint Boot Kit

Kia Braking System

  • Kia Brake Compensator Valve
  • Kia Brake Master Cylinder
  • Kia Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Kia Brake Discs
  • Kia Brake Drums
  • Kia Brake Rotor
  • Kia Brake Pads
  • Kia Brake Calipers
  • Kia Brake Servo

Kia Clutch Kits

  • Kia Clutch Pedal
  • Kia Clutch Kit
  • Kia Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Kia Flywheel
  • Kia Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Kia Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Kia Clutch Cable
  • Kia Clutch Master Cylinder

Kia Exhausts

  • Kia Exhaust System Complete
  • Kia Exhaust Box
  • Kia Exhaust Manifold
  • Kia Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Kia Lambda Sensor
  • Kia EGR Valve
  • Kia Tailpipe
  • Kia Muffler
  • Kia Exhaust
  • Kia Exhaust Pipes
  • Kia Silencer
  • Kia Oxygen Sensor

Kia Engine Parts

  • Kia Ignition Coil
  • Kia Fuel Injector
  • Kia Engine Mounts
  • Kia Pistons and Cylinder
  • Kia Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Kia Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Kia Timing Belt Kits
  • Kia Timing Chain Kits

Kia Gaskets

  • Kia Valve Cover Gasket
  • Kia Cylinder Head Gasket

Kia Lubrication System

  • Kia Oil Sump and Plate
  • Kia Fuel Cap
  • Kia Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Kia Oil Cap
  • Kia Oil Filter
  • Kia Oil Pump

Kia Misc

  • Kia Struts
  • Kia Steering Rack
  • Kia Windscreen Wipers
  • Kia Power Steering Pump
  • Kia Wiper Blades
  • Kia Hood Emblems
  • Kia Shock Absorbers
  • Kia Radiator Pipes
  • Kia Radiator
  • Kia Throttle Body & Cable
  • Kia Tie Rods
  • Kia Serpentine and V Belt
  • Kia Power Steering Hoses
  • Kia Bonnet Latch and Strut

Suspension Kia

  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Sway Bar
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Idler arm
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Ball Joints
  • Struts
  • Suspension Struts
  • Spring Condition
  • Tie Rods
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Kia bush wear
  • Kia Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Kia Additional Suspension Components
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension

Engine Problems

  • My Kia Won't Start
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Window stuck
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • My Kia Does Not drive Straight
  • Engine Misfires
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Slipping when cold
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Kia Immobiliser
  • Kia Check Engine Light On
  • Clutch juddering
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Kia keeps stalling
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Kia Radiator fan not working
  • Spongy Brakes
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Clogged Kia air filter
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Engine Overheating
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Warning Lights On
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Engine Stalls
  • Kia Lights not working
  • Heater Not Working
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Kia Headlights not working
  • Judder when braking
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Can't get into gear
  • Knocking sound
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Kia check engine light on
  • Clutch slips at high revs
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