Kia Auto Repair

 Jennifer's Auto Sales and Kia Auto Repair

Jennifer's Auto Sales and Service offers sales and services on Kia! Jennifer's Auto Sales and Service has a large full-service auto repair center with ASE technicians who specialize in Kia. If your Kia has a warranty contract, Jennifer's Auto Sales and Service will very likely honor it! So, if you have a Kia Soul, Niro, Telluride, Stinger, Sedona, or any other Kia model, Jennifer's Auto Sales and Service ASE certified technicians can help you.  

If you are looking to buy a top quality pre-owned Kia, Jennifer's Auto Sales and Service has a large selection of Kia's to choose from in all price ranges. If you don't see what you are looking for please click here to call or click here to email us, we are experts at finding our customers the exact vehicle they are searching for.  


The History of Kia

The beginning of Kia can be traced all the way back to 1944 when the Kyungsung Precision Industry was founded. At this time, they were manufacturing hand-made bicycle parts and steel tubing. In 1951, the company changed its name to Kia, which means "rising out of Asia". Kia soon began to diversify from assembling just bicycles as they soon began to take on the assembly of motorbikes, then trucks, and finally cars in the 1970s. Kia built its first auto assembly plant in 1973 and released its first car, the Brisa, the following year. Kia produced the Brisa along with other vehicles like the Fiat 132 and Peugeot 604 until 1981 when the auto industry was consolidated and Kia could only produce trucks. However, in 1986 Kia partnered with Ford and started producing trucks at a high volume, going from 26 vehicles to 95,000 vehicles in 1987. In 1992, Kia dealerships opened in the US and quickly expanded to more than 30 states in 1995. Due to the Asian financial crisis in 1998, Hyundai Motor Company acquired 51% of Kia and today Kia and Hyundai have some amount of ownership in many of each other's subsidiaries. Kia now produces some of the most popular cars in the industry such as the Kia Soul and has production in three continents. 

Kia's of the Past

Over the years, Kia has made some great vehicles, but some have not withstood the test of time. Here are some of Kia's best vehicles that have been discontinued. 

Kia Spectra

The Kia Spectra started being produced in 2000. It was a subcompact sedan that mixed agility and economy well as it had 138 horsepower and fuel economy in the low 30s. The Spectra was discontinued in 2009 as it was succeeded by the Kia Sephia and replaced by the Kia Forte. 

Kia Amanti 

The Kia Amanti debuted in 2004 as Kia's first attempt to compete with large near-luxury sedans. It was a smooth, reliable, and stylish ride that featured leather heated seats, a quality sound system, and spacious interior seating. The Amanti lasted 5 years as it was discontinued in 2009. 

Kia Forte Koup

The Kia Forte Koup was introduced in 2010. The two-door coupe sported a twin-scroll turbocharged engine that made it more powerful than the base version of the Kia Forte. The Forte Koup was discontinued after the 2016 model year due to slow sales. 

What Kia Offers Today

Today, Kia offers a variety of vehicles that are enjoyed across the globe. Here is the current selection that Kia has today: 

Kia Soul 

The Kia Soul offers the perfect balance of comfort, style, and driving capabilities. The 1.6L turbocharged engine packs 201 horsepower that gives the Soul quite a punch. Mood lighting, flexible seating and storage, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat enhances the driving experience to the next level. 

Kia Seltos

The new Kia Seltos was made to do more. It is all-weather capable as it is equipped with turbo power, AWD with lock mode, and heated seats. The Seltos has Kia Drive Wise that comes with driver-assist technology such as blind-spot collision avoidance and lane-keeping assist. Remote features and a connected user profile keep you connected with your Seltos at all times.

Kia Sportage

Be prepared for any adventure with the Kia Sportage. You can take just about anything with you for the ride as the Sportage has a Smart Power Liftgate and tons of flexible storage options. The 240 horsepower turbocharged engine, the Dynamax All-Wheel Drive, and precise handling make the driving experience one of Kia's best. 

Kia Niro

This hybrid option from Kia combines convenience and style into the perfect vehicle. The Niro combines fuel economy and SUV-inspired performance without sacrificing interior comfort or cargo space. With the Kia Drive Wise technology integrated as well, you will have peace of mind while taking on the roads ahead. 

Kia Sorento

In the Kia Sorento, you can go virtually anywhere. Power through anything imaginable with an adaptive AWD with lock mode and torque vectoring cornering control. Available captain's chairs, standard 3rd row seating, and available 3D-embossed genuine leather seat trim create more possibilities for the interior. The connectivity of the Sorento is unmatched as it features vehicle voice control and connected routing. 

Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride is one of Kia's most powerful vehicles to date. Its AWD has different modes to tackle different terrains and when combined with a strong engine and high towing capabilities, you will feel unstoppable behind the wheel. The Telluride features remote start, remote door lock and unlock, and find my car capabilities to help you get started before you even reach your car. 

Kia Rio 

The Rio may be small, but it can do big things. A lively inline 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission help make the Rio fun to drive. The Rio has Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) that helps provide greater control and responsiveness behind the wheel. The interior of the Rio is comfortable and stylish with its plush seating, standard 7.0-inch color touchscreen display, and manually adjustable driver's seat. 

Kia Forte

The new Kia Forte has a new, wild design that features front and rear LED lighting. A spacious cabin size and heated and ventilated seats make the interior of the Forte one that you don't want to leave. The reinforced body of the Forte helps provide more structural strength as well as better stability and a quieter ride. 

Kia K5

The Kia K5 perfectly combines power and style into a great car. It has sure-footed all-weather performance that can be seen through its available AWD. The standard 180 horsepower turbo engine delivers 195 pounds per foot of torque and gives you immense power on demand. Stylish controls within the K5 such as an available 10.25-inch touchscreen puts the world at your fingertips. 

Kia Stinger

The Stinger was designed for the daring as it has an aerodynamic design with a fastback silhouette. The choice between a 3.3L twin-turbocharged V6 engine and a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine gives the driver the choice on how much power they want behind the wheel. The Stinger was expertly designed to provide finely tuned chassis feedback which can be seen through its electronically controlled suspension, limited-slip differential, and drive mode select system. 

Kia Cadenza

The Kia Cadenza screams luxury from the exterior and interior. The sleek profile of the Cadenza is seen through its aerodynamic shape, uniquely sculpted grille, and LED headlights. The spacious cabin, panoramic sunroof, and heated and ventilated seats make the inside of the Cadenza one to boast about. Equipped with Kia Drive Wise technology allows you to stay comfortable and safe when behind the wheel. 

Kia K900

Unlock luxury with the new K900 from Kia. Powered by a standard, 365 horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine, the K900 has some incredible power. Nappa leather seat trim with heated and ventilated seats combine with Lexicon premium audio and a surround-view monitor to give the driver a great experience while on the road. The AWD and smooth and seamless powertrain were designed to provide power and confidence while keeping it a quiet ride as well. 

Kia Rio 5-Door

The small but mighty Kia Rio 5-Door brings fun and practicality to the hatchback. It features a lively inline 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission to pack a punch for this small vehicle. The Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) of the Rio 5-Door provides improved responsiveness no matter where you go. The wide hatch opening and low lift-over height come in handy for easier loading and unloading. 

Kia Sedona

The convenience of the Sedona combines with high performance to deliver a Kia that is perfect for anyone. The 3,500 pounds of towing capacity and 3.3L V6 engine that offers 276 horsepower makes the Sedona built for any cargo. Wireless charging, Apple Carplay, Harman Kardon sound capabilities make the driving experience great for everyone in the Sedona. The Smart Power Liftgate, Anti-Pinch Sliding Doors, and Standard Slide-N-Stow Seating give you many options for seating and cargo carrying.