New Vehicle Warranty - New Kia Vehicles

Kia has long been known for its outstanding warranty. Once you check it out, you can see why. While many car manufacturers offer a three-year warranty as their standard, Kia takes it a step further with a five-year warranty.

The Basics

The basic five-year warranty is comprehensive for the entire vehicle. It lasts for either five years or 100,000 kilometres, whichever comes first. In addition, a five-year or 100,000 kilometre Powertrain Warranty covers the engine. It also provides coverage for the transmission, differentials, axles, and driveshafts.

New Kia owners also receive Roadside Assistance for five years or 100,000 kilometres. This covers them in the event of a mechanical breakdown whether they are in Canada or the United States. Another unique aspect of the Kia warranty is a one-year warranty that covers such parts as wiper blades, brake pads, fuses, bulbs, and other things. This coverage is for either the first year of ownership or 20,000 kilometres.

Kia vehicles also come with a Major Emissions Components Warranty. This coverage ensures the owner that it will conform with the emissions regulations of the government. This coverage is for eight years or 130,000 kilometres.

Other Warranty Information

The battery that comes with new vehicles comes with a three-year prorated warranty. Any defects in paint on the body of the car are covered for 36 months or 60,000 kilometres. The system in hybrid vehicles is covered by warranty for 96 months or 160,000 kilometres.

An audio or DVD system that is installed before retail delivery is covered for 36 months or 60,000 kilometres. If it is installed after delivery, the coverage period is only for 12 months or 20,000 kilometres. Any other special accessories that are installed before you purchase the vehicle are covered for 36 months or 60,000 kilometres. If you have new accessories installed after the purchase, they are covered for the first year or 20,000 kilometres.

The air conditioning system has its own warranty and tires on Kia vehicles are covered by the tire manufacturer.

Exceptions

Regular maintenance items are not covered by the warranty nor what is considered normal wear and tear. Tires are not considered to be covered under the comprehensive warranty. The vehicle is also not covered in the case of misuse or alterations to the vehicle that may affect its operation. A lack of maintenance can render certain parts of the warranty as void. Details about ongoing maintenance can be found in the owner's manual.

If you need warranty service, you must bring your vehicle to an Authorized Kia Dealer within Canada. If your vehicle breaks down, your roadside coverage will tow you to the nearest dealer. It also provides for a battery boost, towing from an accident, tire change, fuel delivery or lockout services. Bonus: it provides for extrication if you get stuck in snow or mud.

When you use replacement parts, you should recognize that they have limitations based on whether you use Kia parts or non-genuine parts. It will also depend on whether the parts are installed by a Kia dealer or other professional. This is important information for anyone considering doing their own repair work on a vehicle that is still under warranty. It not only includes replacement parts but other accessories that may be installed on a new vehicle.

This article covers the basics of the warranty on new Kia vehicles. However, it is important that you talk to an authorized dealer for any specific questions you may have or to discover an exclusions that may pertain to your vehicle. This ensures that you will enjoy the best warranty coverage that Kia provides.

Some conditions may apply. Come to Kia West in Coquitlam, Greater Vancouver, BC today for full details of the Kia New Vehicle Warranty.

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