2014 Kia Forte5 Oil Change

2014 Kia Forte5 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2014 Kia Forte5? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2014 Kia Forte5 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Kia Forte5’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 changing your 2014 Forte5’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Forte5 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Kia Forte5. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Kia Forte5?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2014 Kia Forte5 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Kia has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2014 Forte5. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Forte5’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Forte5 by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Forte5 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Kia's recommendations to select the right  2014 Forte5 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2014 Kia Forte5, refer to Kia's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2014 Kia Forte5 Oil Change

When it's time for a 2014 Kia Forte5 oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Kia Forte5s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Kia Forte5 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Forte5'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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2014 Kia Forte5

  • Should I check my Kia Forte5 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Forte5’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Kia Forte5 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Kia Forte5

Give your Forte5’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.