Oil Changes for 2018 Kia Forte5

2018 Kia Forte5 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Kia Forte5? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2018 Kia Forte5 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Kia Forte5’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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.

Your 2018 Forte5’s oil should be changed according to Kia’s recommended oil change 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 knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Kia if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Kia Forte5. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2018 Kia Forte5?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Kia Forte5. Kia has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2018 Forte5. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, 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, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Forte5 by taking into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Kia Forte5 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. 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] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2018 Kia Forte5, defer to Kia's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Kia Forte5 Oil Change

The next time your Kia Forte5 needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Forte5’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2018 Kia Forte5s. Let the experts take care of your Forte5’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

2018 Kia Forte5 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Kia Forte5 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Kia Forte5 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. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Forte5 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Kia Forte5 Oil Changed

Help your 2018 Kia Forte5 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.