2014 Kia Forte Scheduled Maintenance

2014 Kia Forte Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2014 Kia Forte? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2014 Kia Forte

How often should I service my 2014 Kia Forte?

Your Guide to 2014 Kia Forte Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Kia Forte, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Forte could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Forte maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2014 Kia Forte!

Kia knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Forte perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2014 Kia Forte problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Kia Forte

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2014 Kia Forte for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Forte's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2014 Kia Forte be ready for a new battery? 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Kia Forte battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Forte stranded. Your Kia Forte won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2014 Kia Forte running newer, longer. See Kia's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2014 Forte in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2014 Kia Forte? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Kia Forte suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Kia Forte steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Kia Forte's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Kia Forte services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Kia Forte’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Kia Forte radiator? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2014 Kia Forte maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2014 Kia Forte Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2014 Kia Forte. Get answers to common Kia Forte maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Kia Forte alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2014 Forte is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • 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.
  •  Why are my Kia dashboard lights on? 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

Get Work Done on Your Kia Forte

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Kia Forte maintenance appointment today.