When to Get a Kia Oil Change

August 15th, 2022 by
oil change on a car

It goes without saying that you want to keep your new, used, or CPO Kia vehicle in top shape—and a big part of auto maintenance is knowing when to get a Kia oil change. Getting your oil changed at the appropriate intervals allows your vehicle to perform at its peak each time you hit the road in North Port.

Decades ago, many mechanics would recommend getting an oil change every 3,000 miles, but thanks to recent advancements in technology, you can now go anywhere between 7,500 miles and 10,000 miles between oil changes. That’s a pretty wide range—and for good reason: the precise interval for your Kia vehicle will depend on its age, type, and condition. For example, if you drive a new Kia Soul, oil changes may only be required less frequently than for a used Kia Optima. Oil changes for older vehicles will need to be scheduled in shorter intervals.

Below, we’ve broken down the facts about Kia oil change frequency to help you keep your car running smoothly in Venice for many years to come! For more information, feel free to contact our service center here at Kia of Port Charlotte directly.

Additional Information on How Often to Change Oil

If you drive an SUV or a truck—and especially if you drive it often off-road or in dusty conditions— it’s best to bring it in for an oil change more often. What’s more, oil change frequency depends on your driving habits just as much as it depends on your vehicle itself. If you take part in any of the following activities, it’s best to get more frequent oil changes:

  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Racing
  • Heavy towing

How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

How long does an oil change take at a certified Kia service center like our own? In the hands of an experienced technician, an oil change usually takes less than an hour, making it one of the fastest and simplest routine maintenance tasks of all! To ensure that our technicians will be ready to service your car the moment you arrive, we recommend scheduling an appointment before you stop by.

Looking for the lowest Kia Soul oil change price? Although you’ll pay a slightly higher price for a professional oil change compared to doing it on your own, you’ll save a lot of time if you’re not experienced with auto maintenance. Plus, you can often get a great deal with our Kia oil change coupons!

More Oil Change Tips for Port Charlotte Drivers

When your Kia is ready for an oil change, be sure to review these tips to help make your visit to Kia of Port Charlotte easier than ever:

  • You want to get an oil change at least twice yearly, even if you don’t drive that often.
  • The oil filter should be replaced when you change your oil. Feel free to stop by and pick up an oil filter if you’re changing your oil yourself.
  • If you’re not sure if your vehicle takes conventional or synthetic oil, be sure to check your owner’s manual so you’re putting the correct oil in your vehicle.
  • You should also check your oil level between regular oil changes. While you’re at it, look for other issues such as leaks, discoloration, or metal particles in the oil. Doing this allows you to detect any issues before they become expensive down the road and start to negatively impact your vehicle.

Save On Your Kia Oil Change Price at Kia of Port Charlotte

Now that you know more about Kia oil changes, come stop by our service center to get your oil changed today! We offer competitive Kia oil change prices in the Punta Gorda area, and be sure to check out our Kia oil change coupons for further savings!

More from Kia of Port Charlotte

  • 2023 Kia Soul Interior Features

      For drivers with families, finding a competitively priced subcompact SUV with plenty of interior space is like hitting the jackpot. The 2023 Kia Soul is all that and more—a comfortable, user-friendly subcompact SUV with impressive infotainment tech. If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s great for family road trips and busy shopping runs, stop…

  • 2023 Kia Seltos

    The 2023 Kia Seltos is similar to the previous year’s model, which is great news for drivers in the market for a roomy SUV without a hefty sticker price at Kia of Port Charlotte. The latest version of the Seltos has an appealing premium look but delivers a thrifty, efficient performance. It’s a vehicle preferred by people who…

  • 2023 Kia Sportage Interior

    Need a tech-savvy compact SUV that your whole family will love? Enter the Kia Sportage! It’s one of the most popular SUVs on the road in North Port for good reason, delivering exactly the features and capability that families value most—at a price that beats many similarly-equipped competitors. Ready to see what’s inside the 2023 Sportage?…

Posted in Uncategorized