2017 Kia Forte Oil Change

2017 Kia Forte Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 2017 Kia Forte Oil

Need more info about 2017 Kia Forte oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Kia recommends changing your 2017 Forte’s oil 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 knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of 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 go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Kia Forte. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing 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 2017 Kia Forte motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Kia has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2017 Kia Forte vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Forte’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Forte by considering your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Forte engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Kia's recommendations to select the right  2017 Forte oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working 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 2017 Kia Forte, refer to Kia's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2017 Kia Forte Oil Change

When it's time for a 2017 Kia Forte oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Kia Fortes. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2017 Forte oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Forte's engine. 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.

2017 Kia Forte Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Kia Forte? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Forte’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Kia Forte oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Forte exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Kia Forte Oil Changed

Help your 2017 Kia Forte run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.