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The Service Center

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  1. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    2017 Optima Ex 2.4 The rear end on this car is extremely complicated. There are numerous joints and bushings. You can extend there life by getting the car up on a lift and lubricating all those areas with spray grease. Do not use WD40 that stuff is awful your car will stink for a week and its a...
  2. Hey guys, I’m brand new to this forum but my mechanic friend suggested that I try here to see if I can come across any answers on what my issue could be. So my situation is this: I own a 2013 Kia Optima Turbo EX. I was driving and I took a right hand turn and went to accelerate and I heard a...
  3. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    My issue- On start up I had some shuttering ( rough start ) then after warm up car ran fine, gradually got worse and engine light showed up. Took it to the dealer as I only have 30,000 miles. 1st trip - was told too much oil, tech claimed to clear it all up. Day later its back 2nd trip-...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2013 KIA Optima SX and am looking for a quality exhaust that isn’t TOO expensive. Any suggestions??
  5. Hi everyone, I park my car (2013 Optima LX) in an alley behind my apartment. Last fall a neighbor’s car was stolen, and over the last month I’ve noticed someone trying to break in by destroying the lock cylinder on the driver’s side door. At first it was just a little dent in the keyhole, but...
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