2017 Kia Forte Maintenance Schedule

2017 Kia Forte Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2017 Kia Forte? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2017 Kia Forte

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2017 Kia Forte?

What to Know About 2017 Kia Forte Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Kia Forte to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Forte. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Forte maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 2017 Kia Forte maintenance schedule!

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. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Forte's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2017 Kia Forte problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Kia Forte Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2017 Kia Forte and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. 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.

Could your 2017 Kia Forte be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to 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. 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. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Forte stranded. 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2017 Kia Forte running newer, longer. See Kia's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2017 Forte in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. 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 2017 Kia Forte? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Kia Forte can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Kia Forte steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. 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 (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Kia Forte engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Kia Forte? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2017 Kia Forte maintenance.

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2017 Kia Forte Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2017 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? 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 switch my Kia Forte to high mileage oil? If your Kia Forte has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Kia dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Kia Forte in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your Kia Forte

Take care of your Kia Forte and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.