2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Car Maintenance & Repair

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Your Kia Optima isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.

2012 Kia Optima Maintenance

A little service can go a long way. Select a maintenance service below to learn about properly caring for your 2012 Kia Optima.

Questions About 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Systems

  • How much does it cost to fix Kia Optima hybrid vehicle systems? It depends. Some high voltage items are only available as parts of larger units. We also offer promotional financing when you use the Firestone credit card.* (*Subject to credit approval.)
  • Why is the gas mileage on my Kia Optima getting worse? We can check that for you. Poorer gas mileage from your Kia Optima could be due to a failing or bad high voltage battery pack.
  • Why is the check engine light on in my Kia Optima? The Kia Optima check engine light could be illuminated because of a fouled oxygen sensor or a faulty fuse. Or, it might be due to a more serious issue, like a misfire. These are just a few potential reasons. Visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for a full diagnostic.

Everyday Service for Your 2012 Kia Optima

Make an appointment for repair and maintenance for your 2012 Kia Optima at Firestone Complete Auto Care. That's right, you don't have to go to the Kia dealership for hybrid vehicle service. From the front headlights to the rear tires, your hybrid Kia Optima is in great hands with us. Our technicians are trained to perform everyday maintenance and more on your 2012 Kia Optima, including brake pad/rotor replacement, tire service and repair, cabin air filter replacement, windshield wiper replacement, A/C service, and wheel alignment. Learn more about Firestone hybrid car care, and schedule a convenient appointment for Kia Optima maintenance.

2012 Kia Optima High Voltage Services

Every hybrid vehicle is different. Some are called "hybrids" because they use battery power to propel or help propel the vehicle, some hybrids may or may not plug-in to charge, and some may or may not have regenerative braking. Some hybrids even come equipped with a conventional 12-volt battery and a high-voltage battery. With so many differences between hybrid cars, trucks, and SUVs, your 2012 Kia Optima needs a professional who knows hybrids. We're here for you. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care location is equipped to provide low voltage and conventional services for all hybrid vehicles, including Kia Optimas.

Select locations also offer high voltage services. A high voltage service is anything that requires removing the Kia's high voltage safety/service disconnect plug/switch, servicing any high voltage cables, the power inverter, the electric machines/motors, the high voltage battery pack, high voltage A/C compressor, etc. Call ahead before making an appointment to confirm the high voltage services at your closest location. Some of these high voltage vehicle services might include:

Hybrid vehicle diagnostic: Once we identify the symptoms, a diagnostic is the next step we take when you bring your 2012 Kia Optima in to identify the root cause. a diagnostic is performed to get to the bottom of the trouble with your 2012 Kia Optima. With the information gathered, your technician can assess your hybrid car problems and perform additional tests, if needed. We won't perform any repairs without your approval.

Hybrid high voltage battery cooling system inspections: Your technician will inspect the Optima's battery filter (if applicable) and clean the ducts of the battery. (This applies to air-cooled high voltage batteries. Liquid-cooled or refrigerant-cooled high voltage batteries are inspected differently.)

High voltage cable inspection: The technician will inspect the exterior of the cable jackets and connectors on your 2012 Kia Optima and check to make sure no high voltage energy is transferring to the chassis. They'll notify you if a new cable is needed.

Isolation test: This test involves using a special tool to check for any high voltage pieces that may be "leaking" electric energy to the chassis.

Remove and replace hybrid electric battery: Is your Kia Optima's high voltage battery a goner? Let us replace it for you.

Health check for power electronic systems: We'll review the regenerative braking, power inverter, and/or electric drive machine(s)/motor(s) in your 2012 Kia Optima.

This list only mentions a handful of more unique hybrid car services that your local Firestone location may offer. Call ahead to confirm!

Hybrid Maintenance for Your 2012 Kia Optima

You don't have to wait for weird noises, leaks, or smells to come from your hybrid vehicle to make an appointment. Taking care of your 2012 Kia Optima manufacturer suggested maintenance is an ideal way to help prevent major problems early on. Our expert technicians can tackle your Optima scheduled maintenance to help keep your car running newer, longer.

We get pretty "charged up" thinking about the future of hybrid car care. You are, too, just by driving and taking care of your 2012 Kia Optima! Make an appointment today for high-quality hybrid vehicle repair and service for your 2012 Kia Optima! Tons of locations are open in the evenings and over the weekend.