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!


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941-249-6171

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Testimonials

Shelley Hoffmann
GOOGLE
7-11-2020
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I had a recall on my 2012 Sportage. So had to take it to the dealership. Car was also due for oil change and tire rotation. Was expecting to hear I needed all kinds of other “ dealerships recommended repairs “. But was nicely surprised when no “additional repairs “were suggested. As with other Kia dealerships I have been to. Thank you Port Charlotte Kia.

Terry McBride
GOOGLE
7-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great place great People

Earnest Palmer
GOOGLE
7-10-2020
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Teddy C. And Sugar Bear were a great Salesman and Finance Team...I love my new 202 Soul.

Robert Talbott
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
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Just bought the very first K5 from the dealership with Cierra's help and she was excellent!

Ed Williams
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
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No pressure great people!

Great place

Tina S.
CARS
7-4-2020
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Jordan did a fantastic job with us! He went above and beyond for my family! Would recommend him to anyone. I left thinking I wouldn’t get the car of my dreams and the next day he called to say he found a way!

Justin Oben
GOOGLE
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service from the person who set my appointment, to my salesman Gil & on down the line. I got a beautiful car at a fair price. A very good experience all the way around.

Paula Anyman
GOOGLE
7-3-2020
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Cierra helped me in purchasing my new Sorento and she was excellent! We her today!

Ann Letterio
GOOGLE
7-2-2020
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Great service got a new car

Maria Haysen
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
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Salesman Ted was great to work with and completely understanding. He walked me through the entire process and was very knowledgeable.

Darren Lake
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
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I had a great experience at Fuccillo Kia of Port Charlotte. Salesman Ted went to great lengths to help me and family-making sure that we got everything we wanted. I would definitely recommend coming to this dealership and working with Ted.

Jade B
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
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I went into Kia to look at used vehicles and that’s when Rachel G approached me. She showed me around and explained the different vehicles Kia has to offer. I did not purchase a vehicle but when I am ready I will definitely go back to see her!!

Jim Beasley
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
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Had a great experience today at Kia with Gage. He helped me with everything I needed in a timely manner. Thank you for your help today!

Briahna Rebmann
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
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Recently purchased a Kia Optima from Rachel, Very pleased with the overall experience and she was a pleasure to work with really made the car buying process painless!

Kyle Finney
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
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My new Kia Telluride is awesome. Thanks Gage for all the help! If you need a Kia, definitely ask for Gage.

Evelyn Sanchez
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
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Brandon H is a fantastic sales consultant, he did everything right so i could leave the dealership at the time i was supposed to. It was quick and simple ! Everything was explained to me perfectly I'm so happy to have met Brandon as ill be contacting him in another 3/4 years for another vehicle!

Jolene Smith
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
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Brandon Helped me so much, ill definitely be coming back to him for another vehicle! friendly funny smart no pressure whatsoever now thats what im talking about!

Abigail Radcliff
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
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Brandon H was my sales consultant, he was wonderful! Helped me get the perfect vehicle for my family and I thank you so much Brandon

Linda Harris
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
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Cierra just helped me in purchasing my new 2020 Optima and she was amazing! My experience was wonderful!

Eric why is my service writer awesome job

Betty Anderson-Paradis
CARS
6-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Eric helps me with all of my service needs and a very nice and personals person if it wasn't for him I will not be coming there for the service for my car

Greg Lashbrook
GOOGLE
6-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Lisa Graham
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
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I called to set up an appointment to have the oil changed in our Kia. I was pleasantly surprised upon arriving at the dealer when Eric asked me if I wanted it done now. He said it would be ready by 7 (it was 5:30)- I said, “Sure!” I went home and received a phone call within an hour- “Your car is ready!” I went back, had an easy check out and pick up. They followed all CDC guidelines- I felt safe. Thank you Eric. Thank you Fuccillo Kia. I was wowed!

Jojo Smith
GOOGLE
6-25-2020
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Mikey G. was very helpful and courteous from the moment he approached me when I was "cruising" the lot and through the whole car-buying experience. He never tried to convince me that I should buy something I could not afford. Mikey was sympathetic to my needs and limitations. He was efficient and courteous in the final closing and explained everything thoroughly.

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