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Kia Optima Antifreeze Change at Kia of Bradley near Bradley 60915

Providing service and maintenance to your engine is vital for its performance and endurance. That’s why it’s important to have the certified technicians at Kia of Bradley’s service department check your Kia Optima's antifreeze regularly.

As far as the name ‘antifreeze’ goes, don’t let it fool you, it is not just meant for cold weather. The purpose of this additive is to make fluids that circulate through your internal combustion engine resistant to both heat and cold by elevating their boiling point and lowering their freezing point. Antifreeze also counteracts corrosion, which is good for the upkeep of your vehicle’s intricate systems, since a lot of metals can have an electrochemical reaction if you were to use plain water.

Getting in the right mixture of coolant or antifreeze that your particular vehicle needs is truly a science. The proper ratio needs to be poured in, or else it can damage the engine severely or clog up the cooling system passages. With our professional antifreeze service, you need not worry about that anymore. Since all our technicians are certified, you can rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands.

Professional and proper service on your vehicle is the best way to keep it in good shape and long-lasting for years to come. Needless to say, there are just some things you can’t or shouldn’t do yourself. Antifreeze also degrades and needs to be flushed, from time to time, to clean up all the residue and buildup that it collects from circulating through the system. This too is an issue that needs to be carefully addressed by an expert.

Your Kia Optima's owner’s manual is always the best guide to help you figure out when your coolant needs to be refreshed. However, other factors such as usage and mileage on your vehicle may significantly alter these estimates, so having one of our technicians do a checkup is not a bad idea. In addition, regardless of what advertising may say, there is no one-brand fits all solution. The make, model, and year of your vehicle are huge variables to consider when getting it serviced. In some cases, the wrong kind of antifreeze will not only disagree with your car’s engine, it can cause major damage.

Value your vehicle and give it the treatment that it deserves, in turn it will remain your reliable companion on the road and suffer fewer issues in the long run. So when it’s time for your car’s next antifreeze replenishing service, think of Kia of Bradley, your local trustworthy dealer.

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Kia of Bradley
1010 Tighe Drive
Bradley, IL 60915 Get Directions

Service Manager

Service Manager Kelly  Schroeder
Kelly Schroeder
Service Manager
  • (877) 873-4008
  • EXT:118
  • Hometown: Hammond, IN
  • Hobbies: Volunteering, boxing, power lifting.
  • Favorite vacation spot: At home with my dogs.
  • Favorite KIA: Telluride
  • Favorite movie: What Dreams May Come.
  • Favorite music: 90's Rap&Rock
  • Favorite food: Iced Coffee
  • About Me: I have been in Service and Parts for about 10 years. I like to spend time with my husband, three dogs, and one cat. I enjoy volunteering with an animal rescue, power lifting, boxing, and Krav Maga.

Service Consultants

Service Consultant Thomas Baio
Thomas Baio
Service Consultant
Service Assistant Joshua Regnier
Joshua Regnier
Service Assistant
  • (877)-873-4008
  • EXT:122
  • Hometown: Donovan, IL
  • Hobbies: Riding bikes.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Any where with water and a grill.
  • Favorite KIA: Niro
  • Favorite movie: Sandlot.
  • Favorite music: Any and open to all.
  • Favorite food: Pizza
  • About Me: I like to ride my bike on my days off. I watch an excessive amount of Netflix and enjoy coming to work.

Service Technicians

Service Technician Brad  Barker
Brad Barker
Service Technician
  • (877) 873-4008
  • Hometown: Beecher, IL
  • Hobbies: 4wheelers, Video Games, Trucks, Swimming.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Jamaica
  • Favorite movie : Clerks
  • Favorite music: Aaron Lewis.
  • Favorite food: Ribs
  • About Me: I am the proud father of two boys and husband to a wonderful wife. I enjoy spending time with family in the pool or at the beach. I have been with KIA for 18 years to date.
Service Technician Matt Eichorn
Matt Eichorn
Service Technician
  • (877) 873-4008
  • Hometown: Palos Heights, IL
  • Hobbies: Enjoy Punk concerts.
  • Favorite vacation spot: Norther Wisconsin, Los Angelos, or Seattle
  • Favorite KIA: Optima
  • Favorite movie: Interstellar.
  • Favorite music: Punk Rock/alternative
  • Favorite food: TACOS!!!
  • About Me: When i'm not working, I enjoy a night in Chicago going to punk shows while drinking a PBR.
Service Technician Joey  McGrath
Joey McGrath
Service Technician
  • (877)-873-4008
  • Hometown: Kankakee, IL
  • Favorite vacation spot: Tennessee.
  • Favorite KIA: My Sportage
  • About ME: I am a hard worker, but I enjoy joking around and amusing my coworkers.
Service Technician Mike  Willett
Mike Willett
Service Technician
  • (877) 873-4008
  • Hometown: Beecher, IL
  • Hobbies: Car, ATV's, Kids
  • Favorite vacation spot: Florida
  • Favorite KIA: Cadenza
  • Favorite movie: Old School
  • Favorite music: George Strait
  • Favorite food: Pizza
  • About Me: I am a proud father of three amazing kids and husband to my loving wife. I love spending time outdoors with them.