2018 Kia Forte Maintenance

2018 Kia Forte Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Kia Forte? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2018 Kia Forte

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2018 Kia Forte?

Here’s Why 2018 Kia Forte Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Kia Forte to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Forte. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Forte, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2018 Kia Forte!

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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of 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, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2018 Kia Forte problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Kia Forte Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2018 Kia Forte for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. 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 2018 Kia Forte. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Forte may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Kia Forte battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 2018 Kia Forte's engine run smoother. To learn how often Kia recommends you have the oil changed in your 2018 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. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2018 Kia Forte.

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. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, 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.

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. 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 can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2018 Kia Forte maintenance and repairs.

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

2018 Kia Forte Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 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? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • 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? 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.

Get Top-Notch Kia Forte Maintenance Service

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