Kia, the sister brand to Hyundai, is one of the most reliable car brands on the road today. While they were considered a cheap car when first introduced in the early 90s, the company now boasts both quality & affordability that rivals brands like Honda & Toyota.
Their automobiles are consistently winning awards for reliability standards, so with the affordable price point, there is no reason not to consider one for your next car purchase. If you’re already an owner & need quality used OEM replacement parts, you’ve come to the right place.
Are Kia parts expensive?
They are inexpensive cars, to begin with, & after years of use, they will likely start to experience some problems. While slightly more expensive than other Asian brands, they have average auto repair & maintenance costs. Owners can expect to pay an average of $8,800 to keep their car on the road in the first ten years.
The cheapest place to buy Kia parts is from a used auto recycler like My Auto Store. If you want to save money, consider repairing your car with used replacement parts instead of buying new ones.
Despite high-reliability scores across the board, engine problems accounted for a large portion of their complaints. Sorentos from 2011 to 2016 have had major engine problems, including seizing & ultimately engine failure.
Having this issue, engine swaps for these cars are popular. Finding a quality used engine can help lower the cost of these repairs, & extend the life of the vehicle.
Most Popular Used Kia Engines
- 2013 Rio Used Engine
- 2001 Sportage Used Engine
- 2014 Soul Used Engine
- 2004 Sorento Used Engine
- 2006 Optima Used Engine
If you keep up with maintenance & regularly change the transmission fluid, their transmissions should last you a long time. Most problems with their transmissions arise because of maintenance issues, like low transmission fluid.
They have also been having some difficulties with its new CVTs, or Continuously Variable Transmissions. While more fuel-efficient, CVTs are relatively new technology, so many brands are still working out the kinks. Keeping the transmission fluid at the manufacturer’s recommended levels & checking it frequently can help prevent some of these problems.
The Three Best-Selling Used Kia Transmissions
- Used Soul Manual Transmission For Sale
- Used Forte Manual Transmission
- Used Soul Automatic Transmission
Are OEM replacement parts cheap?
Their replacement parts tend to cost more than other brands like Toyota, but you get what you pay for. There are very few complaints about the quality of their car parts, & you can rest assured that you’re getting the same quality components that originally came with the car.
Like all car companies, they recommend that you fix their cars with only genuine OEM parts from their own parts catalog. There is no question that brand-new OEM replacement parts are high quality, but it is not always realistic to spend money on new parts for an older vehicle.
By shopping at My Auto Store, you can save on replacement parts, such as:
- AC Compressors
- Headlight & Tail Lights
- Side and Rear Mirrors
- & More
Where is the best place to buy used auto parts?
Getting your vehicle back on the road doesn’t have to cost an arm & a leg. If you’re in the market for used car parts & accessories that are affordable without sacrificing quality, check out our inventory at My Auto Store. Unlike salvage yards, every used auto part online at My Auto Store comes with a 6-month warranty & free shipping. Don’t wait, as these OEM replacement auto parts go fast.