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How Often Should I Change My Oil?

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

Our Technicians Are Here to Help!

In order to remove some of the mystery surrounding automotive maintenance timelines, the Service Department at Fuccillo Kia of Port Charlotte is here to bring you up to speed on how often you should change your oil. That way, instead having to simply rely on guesswork, you’ll know exactly when your reliable ride is due for this type of care. If you have any remaining questions after reading this overview, feel free to contact us over the phone or by completing the Ask a Tech form!

Our Recommended Timeline

Although this range can vary depending on several factors, we typically suggest that clients stop by for an oil change every three to six months, or about every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. By having this vital fluid swapped out for a fresh supply, you’ll be able to keep your engine clean and healthy, so your vehicle continues to perform at an optimal level. However, you should be aware that trucks and SUVs that do a lot of towing and hauling will likely require more frequent visits, whereas smaller vehicles that are used less often might not need to come by every six months. That being said, you’ll want to visit us at least once a year even if you don’t accumulate 3,000 miles.

What Makes Oil Important?

So, what makes regular oil changes important in the first place? Essentially, this fluid acts your powertrain’s primary lubricant to ensure that its multiple moving mechanical components can all operate freely. As time goes on and your supply of oil becomes congealed with grime and other combustion byproducts, it loses its ability to perform its role as ably, resulting in increased friction, heat, and wear. In the short term, this might simply reduce your fuel economy, whereas neglecting it for a long time could result in permanent engine damage and costly repairs.

Visit Us Today!

Thankfully, when you place your trust in the hands of the technicians at Fuccillo Kia of Port Charlotte, your car will be in exceptional care. First, we’ll ask if you prefer conventional or synthetic oil, and if there are any other services that your vehicle is due for, such as a tire rotation or brake inspection. Then, we’ll get right to work! In order to make your time with us as pleasurable as possible, we offer competitive specials, convenient hours, and expert advice, so every aspect of your visit is nothing short of outstanding. We even offer financing plans for certain jobs to prevent you from delaying vital repairs.

If you’ve ever wondered, “How often should I change my oil?” we hope that this overview has cleared a few things up. Fuccillo Kia of Port Charlotte wishes to become your go-to source for automotive care, so we’ll go above and beyond on your behalf. Our customer testimonials speak for themselves!


Contact Information


Service Hours

941-249-6171
Monday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dealership Information

Testimonials

Angel Rivera
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a great experience with salesman Gil. Though I didn't make a purchase at that time he was very knowledgeable and kind.

Christine Rivera
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Recently purchased a vehicle from Gil at Kia. He was very affirmative and greeted me with a smile. I told him what i was looking for and he got me exactly that, I will refer him to anyone who is looking to buy a new car.

Renee Phillips
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Norbert Gostischa
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Oscar Natal
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I just bought my new 2020 Kia Forte from Delio Peña. He helped me out through the entire process and had lots of patience with me. I’d recommend him any time. My know it all Maria Torres and Joselyn Ramos were also great. Showed me how to work the entire vehicle. Overall everyone that helped me was great. Thank you Delio, Maria, Joselyn, Melissa and Damian.

Marissa B.
Marissa B.
YELP
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have to admit that just thinking about stepping into a car dealership was scary thought to me. I went to Fuccillo Kia of Port Charlotte thinking that it was gonna be just a waste of time because of previous experiences. Little did I know that I was gonna be taken care of by Delio who went above and beyond to make sure that I was happy with my car. Thank you Delio (and the rest of the team) for helping me and making of this experience a great one!

Charles Fabiszak
GOOGLE
1-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I bought my 2017 Kia Forte EX here, and loved the customer service and the feel of the place. Shout to my amazing salesman Nelson Alvarez!

Brenda Mills
GOOGLE
1-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Beyond grateful to my salesman, Doss. I’ve never received better service, not have I met someone as smart as him in terms of the car business. He explained to me all the numbers before any decision was made which is just what I want.

Sam D
GOOGLE
1-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Suad did a great job showing me around the lot. I wasnt ready to purchase but as soon as I am I'll be coming back to him. Answered all my questions and if he didnt know the answer he found out right away for me.

Christina Swore
GOOGLE
1-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Susanne Reeves
GOOGLE
1-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fun facility. Bought a car in less than 3 hours. Buying with Gage is like being with a good friend. You feel comfortable and confident with your experience. Met with others for insurance, etc. All positive. Highly recommend. Love my Kia.

Muy buen servicio

Denise Montoya
CARS
1-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

El servicio qué recibí fué más que profesional. Delio fué muy servicial e informativo, me ayudó a conseguir el carro que yo quería. ¡Gracias por la ayuda Delio!

Jeff Moleneux
GOOGLE
1-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It was time to trade in my lease, I was ushered by Doss who also helped me on my previous lease. That really gave me more confidence in my decision since the trust was already there. The fact that they give you the same salesperson as always was very impressive because they go out of they’re way to make you feel comfortable, not just buy buy buy

Tyler Blizzard
GOOGLE
1-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great dealership, I came with my dad and met Santiago who put us on a Sorento for a GREAT deal, I couldn’t believe it. The Sorento is an awesome car, that our family is very pleased with.

Daniel Lukas
GOOGLE
1-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Their Parts Department was great, but their service department and sales are quite lacking. A lot of hype for a basic car lot in my opinion.

Fred Hasier
GOOGLE
1-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I came in looking for a new car and was glad to be helped by salesman Ted. Overall my family and I had a great experience with Fuccillo Kia of Port Charlotte.

Christina Monzo
GOOGLE
1-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Having absolutely no credit, I didnt expect to get approved at all, let alone have a salesman or finance manager put in the effort they did to get me the best deal possible! I'll look forward to doing business again with them in the future!

HS Blitay
GOOGLE
1-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Easy experience buying a car. No gimmicks, low pressure. Thanks Gage and Mr. Huge!

Jessica W
GOOGLE
1-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The customer service is great at this dealership. Nice facilities and options. Salesman Ted Castelo was knowledge and an incredible help.

Angela G
GOOGLE
1-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Salesman Ted Castelo made the buying of my first car a great experience. He was helpful throughout the whole process and put me into a car that was perfect for me. I went to a number of other dealerships before Fuccillo Kia of Port Charlotte but Kia really stood out to me.

Niall Baukner
GOOGLE
1-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a pleasant experience purchasing a new Kia Soul at the Fucillo Kia of Port Charlotte. I was immediately impressed by the facilities and salesman Ted Castelo. He was able to put me in a car that had all my wants and needs.

Kyle Finney
GOOGLE
1-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I went to Kia just to see what options they may have for me. Pleasantly surprised at Gage’s sales approach. He was very patient in answering all of my questions and not once did I feel as though he was pressuring me into a sale. Gage did a great job and he is the only reason I left with a new Kia that day. Thank you for the refreshing car buying experience! If you need a Kia, ask if Gage is available to help. You will not be disappointed.

aubrie spears
GOOGLE
1-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

These people are the best! My battery had died this morning. I got my car down there and they had it changed in no time. Amazing service as always!

Nick was amazing!!!

Modeska simpson
CARS
1-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Came into the dealership today to help my mother purchase a vehicle, we had a set price in Mind and thankfully Nick helped us get to the Price we were satisfied with highly recommend Nick as a salesperson and this dealership

Myrlin Figel
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Thatweirdguy
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Gage at Fuccillo Kia was wonderful and helped me buy my new vehicle. Thank you Gage for helping me buy my Equinox.

ONS RENT - A - CAR
GOOGLE
1-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Peggy D.
YELP
1-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I came into Fuccillo after doing some shopping for a low payment on a lease payment and surely enough Nick did a great job getting us to where we needed to be!!!!

jay worthington
GOOGLE
1-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always a great experience dealing with Billy's dealerships, (1 in the Cape, 2 from PC). Knowledge salespeople like Jordan Ray help make car buying quick and painless, while the Service Dept helps keep them in tip top shape.

Samuel Staples
GOOGLE
1-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
joseph prizzi
GOOGLE
12-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Carla Morris
GOOGLE
12-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Love my new RIO

Michelle Salter
GOOGLE
12-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
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