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Frequently Asked Questions

World Kia Theft Repair & Protection

What is Kia's Solution?

Kia is conducting upgrades to certain Kia vehicles’ Integrated Body Control Unit (IBU) and Body Control Module (BCM). World Kia in Joliet will perform this system upgrade at no cost to you to improve the alarm system operation and ignition start logic. We will also provide you with anti-theft decals for your windshield.

Will my car be repaired with genuine Kia parts?

Yes, we only replace affected items with official Kia OEM parts.

Do you work with insurance companies?

Yes, we work with your insurance agent to expedite the repair claim in the most cost-effective manner.

How long will the repairs take?

Once we have the necessary parts, the repairs only take a few hours. Because we are an Official Kia Repair Center, we have parts-ordering priority over independent shops and national chains–meaning, you get your vehicle back faster than anywhere else.

Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening again?

Once your vehicle is repaired, World Kia will provide you with an anti-theft, heavy-duty club that attaches to your steering wheel. We will also apply vinyl stickers to your driver- and passenger-side windows indicating your car is protected from would-be thieves.

Can I trade in my car and not worry about the repair?

Yes. World Kia will accept your trade-in and put you into something newer with a push-button start. We will give you the maximum trade-in value even before it receives the repairs.