Kia drivers know all about the Kia warranty! In fact, it’s probably one of the reasons you chose to buy a Kia in the first place. Am I right? Kia is one of the very few car manufacturers to offer warranty protection far beyond the normal time and mileage. The car manufacturer offers a 10-year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty. Because this warranty sounds so amazing compared to most others, you may not think you need a Kia extended warranty. I’d suggest otherwise. Take a closer look at the details of your warranty and see what is actually included. Once you reach the 5-year/60,000-mile point, your Kia warranty is actually pretty limited and many repairs are probably not covered. This could leave you to face unforeseen repair bills.
But are Kia repairs expensive? Let’s see what others in the industry say about that. Many magazines and websites track, research, and analyze the repair costs of vehicles. YourMechanic is one of these websites. They reviewed their huge database and came up with lists of the most and least expensive cars to maintain. Kia made number 14 on their list of brands that cost the most to maintain over the first 10 years, with an average cost of $8,800. Compare that to Toyota’s average cost of $5,500.
Common Kia Repairs
Carcomplaints.com tracks the frequency and costs of repairs by make and model. Their records show that the 2013 Optima, 2014 Sorento, 2013 Sorento, 2016 Sorento, and the 2012 Sorento have the highest number of complaints, with the following problems being the most reported:
- Catastrophic Engine Failure – 2012 Sorento
- Average Cost to Fix: $5,300
- Average Mileage: 73,000 miles
- Engine Failure – 2011 Optima
- Average Cost to Fix: $4,600
- Average Mileage: 102,000 miles
- Blown Motor – 2013 Sorento
- Average Cost to Fix: $5,700
- Average Mileage: 72,000 miles
These are just some of the numbers available on the repair costs for a Kia. Costs can vary greatly by year and model, so I recommend you research your Kia model to see what costs you could face. Regardless of the average repair costs and the average number of repairs for your Kia, all vehicles will break down eventually. Are you ready to pay for it? You might not be. According to the website Clark, “One recent survey found that one-third of U.S. drivers could not afford an unexpected repair bill.”
A Vehicle Protection Plan from autopom!
But you can give yourself peace of mind and be better prepared to face unexpected repair bills! How? With an extended vehicle warranty or vehicle protection plan. Extended coverage can provide you with the peace of mind that you want by covering most of the cost of most repair bills. Plus, did you know that a Kia extended warranty or vehicle protection plan might just pay for itself with one expensive repair bill?
Even better, when you get a vehicle protection plan from autopom!, you get much more than just repairs, but some great features and benefits. Contact autopom! today for a free quote and let one of our friendly and knowledgeable agents help you!