2013 Kia Forte Scheduled Maintenance

2013 Kia Forte Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2013 Kia Forte? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Here’s Why 2013 Kia Forte Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Kia Forte and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Forte has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Forte maintenance. Just follow your 2013 Kia Forte maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Kia themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Forte perform better, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2013 Kia Forte problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Kia Forte

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2013 Kia Forte and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Forte’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2013 Kia Forte. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Forte may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Kia Forte battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Kia Forte could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2013 Kia Forte engine. To learn how often Kia recommends you have the oil changed in your 2013 Forte, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2013 Kia Forte? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Kia Forte steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Kia Forte suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Kia Forte's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Kia Forte maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Kia Forte cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Kia Forte? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2013 Kia Forte maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 2013 Kia Forte. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Kia today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 2013 Kia Forte. Get answers to common Kia Forte maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Kia Forte? You know your Kia Forte better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Kia Forte? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Kia Forte engines.
  • Can Kia dashboard warning lights wait? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Kia Forte, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Kia Forte

Your Kia Forte isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.