2012 Kia Optima Scheduled Maintenance

2012 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Kia Optima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2012 Kia Optima

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2012 Kia Optima?

Here’s Why 2012 Kia Optima Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Kia Optima and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Optima has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Optima maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2012 Kia Optima!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Kia, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Optima running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 Kia Optima problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Kia Optima

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2012 Kia Optima 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Optima. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2012 Kia Optima? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Kia Optima battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Optima stranded. Your Kia Optima won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 2012 Kia Optima's engine run smoother. See Kia's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2012 Optima in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2012 Kia Optima? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Kia Optima suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Kia Optima suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Kia Optima's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Kia Optima maintenance, 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. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Kia Optima engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Kia Optima? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2012 Kia Optima maintenance.

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

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 2012 Kia Optima? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Kia Optima. Get answers to common Kia Optima maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Kia Optima? You know your Kia Optima better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Kia Optima to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Kia Optima? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Kia dashboard warning lights wait? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Kia Optima, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Kia Optima

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