2016 Kia Forte Oil Change

2016 Kia Forte Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2016 Kia Forte? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2016 Kia Forte Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2016 Kia Forte? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Kia recommends having your 2016 Kia Forte’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Forte in the above table. Your Forte may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Kia if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Kia Forte. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Kia Forte?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2016 Kia Forte motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Kia has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2016 Kia Forte vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Forte's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Forte deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Kia Forte oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2016 Kia Forte, refer to Kia's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2016 Kia Forte Oil Change

The next time your Kia Forte needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Forte’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Kia Forte oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Forte today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

2016 Kia Forte Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Kia Forte engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Kia Forte engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Kia Forte oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Forte spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2016 Forte

Help your 2016 Forte engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!