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Worried that your Kia will fail its MOT?
Use our form for a Pre-MOT Service & Repair

Get your Kia ready for its MOT by replacing the air filters, tidying up the brakes, checking the exhaust and doing those minor 12 monthly jobs

If your Kia has broken down or you need an important Kia milestone service or general maintenance in the Edinburgh area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Kia model or type of MOT repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
Use the form to find a local garage to repair and maintain your Kia

If your Kia fails the MOT it's not the end of the world and you'll know what needs to be done ready for the MOT re-test

If your Kia needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the Edinburgh area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Edinburgh area experienced with diagnosing common Kia problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Edinburgh Kia MOT Repairs

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Edinburgh MOT: Kia Repairs & Servicing

Kia Alternators
Replacement Kia alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Starter Motors
Replacement Kia Starter motors installed

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

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

Kia Maintenance - Kia Hydraulic 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

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

Modern Kia braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Kia Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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

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

Kia Brakes - Kia Brake Servicing and Maintenance

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

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

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 Brake Servicing & Inspection Edinburgh

Brake calliper operation

Adjust handbrake

ABS warning light operation

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Handbrake function and travel

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

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

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

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Wheel cylinder condition

General brake disc condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Brake drum condition

Hand brake linkage condition

Brake pipe Condition

Kia Steering - Steering System Inspection

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

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.

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

Your Kia steering inspection can include:-

Steering Condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Kia Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Kia Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

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.

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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

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

Replacement Kia Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kia Clutch Replacement Edinburgh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Fuel Injection Systems

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 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

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 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 Oil Change Frequency

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 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.

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 & 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 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

Kia Exhaust Fitting Edinburgh

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

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

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

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Kia ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

Kia Air Conditioning

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

Kia Filters

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

Kia Sensors

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

Kia Electrical

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

Kia Wheel & Axle

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

Kia Brake Parts

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

Kia Clutch Fitting

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

Kia Exhausts

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

Kia Engine Parts

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

Kia Gaskets

  • Kia Valve Cover Gasket
  • Kia Cylinder Head Gasket

Kia Oil & Hydraulics

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

Kia Misc

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

Suspension Kia

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

Common Kia Problems

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