The muffler is constructed and designed to release exhaust gases, which in return helps the engine absorb fresh oxygen for better performance. The muffler also keeps your vehicle quiet while travelling on the road. In order for your KIA to maintain the legal noise volume, you have to make sure your muffler is working at its most optimal potential. Our KIA service center in Florence KY is highly proficient with muffler upkeep and maintenance that will help keep your vehicle happy and healthy!

Why Is a Muffler Important?

A muffler is a mandatory piece that every vehicle travelling on the road needs to have. It is an important tool to help reduce your engine's very loud, natural sound. The muffler is constructed to tune the chambers to create a desired, more manageable sound effect. As noise enters the muffler, the sound waves ricochet off the baffles, creating adverse sound waves that cancel each other out - producing a more subtle noise. Your muffler also improves performance by helping the engine release exhaust gases, so that it can take in more oxygen for more power.

What does a Muffler Do? Mufflers are placed in line with your exhaust pipes, usually before the exhaust tips. They are made up of perforated tubes which are devised to minimize your engine's sound output. The muffler also directs the exhaust gases out of the vehicle.

When is it Time for a New Muffler? When your muffler is failing, your vehicle will suddenly sound a lot louder than it did before. Be aware of any unusual noises, such as rattling, which could be the sound of a muffler that's become loose or broken. Another sign of a bad muffler is lower MPG. If you are noticing that you are visiting your gas station more than usual, that could be a sign of a muffler problem. Lastly, a critically dangerous sign is when a foul odor is coming from your vehicle. When your muffler has a leak, the fumes that get released outside the vehicle, end up getting stuck inside. Overtime, this situation can be fatal and needs to be addressed immediately!

Our service center recommends that you get your vehicle's muffler and/or exhaust system checked every 24,000 miles or 24 months, whichever comes first. However, check your owner's manual for more specific information regarding your KIA model.

Why Visit our KIA Service Center?

At Jake Sweeney KIA, we are pleased to provide a service center that can provide care to all makes and models throughout Florence KY. As a family owned dealership, we take pleasure in providing the best care and service we can to our customers who are loyal enough to continue to come back each and every time they need a service done to their vehicle. We understand that your vehicle's issues can present themselves at any time, which can be a costly expense that you may not have been prepared for. That is why we offer our customers great part specials that can help minimize the cost on certain parts that you need to fix your vehicle. We also have qualified and licensed technicians working with us, to ensure that your vehicle is getting the best care that will keep you on the road for a longer period of time!

Service Center Reviews

"The sales and service department did an outstanding job repairing my 2006 KIA Sedona van. When the warranty would not cover anything they took it upon themselves to take care of the problem. Jessie of the sales dept took total control and made sure everything was taken care of. Tony Darpel from service dept was also in control of all of the service that took place. Mary also from service was also very helpful in everything that took place. Last but not least, the owner Coby Sweeney. Thank you to all involved for everything that was done to help us." - Review

If your KIA model is in need of a new muffler, you can schedule an appointment at our service center in Florence, or contact us by calling (513) 782-2800.

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Jake Sweeney Kia

5969 Centennial Circle
Directions Florence, KY 41042

  • Sales: (859) 938-2020
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  • Parts: (859) 938-2025


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  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed