Oil Changes for 2010 Kia Optima

2010 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2010 Kia Optima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2010 Kia Optima Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2010 Kia Optima? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about 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 having your 2010 Kia Optima’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Optima in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Optima may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Kia recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Kia Optima. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Kia Optima Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Kia Optima. Kia has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2010 Optima. 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, one of our techs will change your Optima’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Optima by considering your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Optima engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Kia Optima 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Kia's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2010 Kia Optima.

Where to Go for 2010 Kia Optima Oil Change

The next time your Kia Optima needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Kia vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2010 Optima oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Optima’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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.

2010 Kia Optima Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Kia Optima engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Kia Optima engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Kia Optima oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, 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, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Kia Optima

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