Kia Service Made Easy for Algonquin Drivers

Your Kia’s engine is the heart of the vehicle, responsible for powering its performance and ensuring smooth operation. However, over time, certain signs may indicate potential engine problems. Recognizing these signs early can help you address issues promptly and avoid further damage. When you suspect damage to your Kia, come to Francen and Son, where some of the services we offer include:

Signs of Engine Damage in Kias

One noticeable sign of engine trouble is the presence of unusual noises. If you hear knocking, tapping, or rattling sounds coming from the engine, it could indicate issues such as worn-out bearings, loose components, or a malfunctioning valve train.

Another indicator of engine problems is poor performance. If you notice a decrease in power, sluggish acceleration, or difficulty maintaining consistent speed, it could be a sign of fuel delivery issues, ignition problems, or a malfunctioning sensor. An engine diagnostic test can help identify the underlying issue and guide the necessary repairs.

Engine overheating is a serious problem that requires immediate attention. If you observe the temperature gauge rising to the red zone or notice steam coming from the engine compartment, it indicates a cooling system malfunction. Common causes of engine overheating include a faulty thermostat, a leaking radiator, or a malfunctioning water pump. We recommend addressing these problems quickly to prevent severe engine damage.

Regular Kia Maintenance

To keep your Kia running smoothly and prevent potential engine problems, it’s crucial to prioritize regular maintenance. Following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule and seeking professional assistance when needed will help ensure optimal performance and longevity of your Kia.

Routine oil changes are one of the most important maintenance tasks for your Kia’s engine. Clean and high-quality oil helps lubricate the engine components, reduce friction, and remove contaminants. In addition to oil changes, regularly inspecting and replacing vital fluids in your Kia is essential. This includes coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and power steering fluid.

Air filters and spark plugs also require periodic inspection and replacement. A clogged or dirty air filter can restrict airflow to the engine, leading to reduced performance and fuel efficiency. Worn-out or fouled spark plugs can cause misfires, decreased power, and poor fuel economy. Checking and replacing these components according to the manufacturer’s guidelines will help keep your Kia’s engine running smoothly.

Call or Visit Our Shop Today for an Appointment

As a Kia owner, you understand the importance of finding a trusted service center to keep your vehicle in top condition. At Francen & Son, we take pride in providing expert care for your Kia. Our team of ASE-certified technicians are equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and our state-of-the-art facility ensures that we can handle any repair or maintenance request. Plus, we offer loaner cars so you can continue with your day while we work on your Kia. We are proud to serve drivers from:


Crystal Lake



While you wait in our comfortable waiting room, you can enjoy free coffee and Wi-Fi. What’s more, we stand behind our work with a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty on all services performed. Come to Francen & Son for the care your Kia deserves.

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