2013 Kia Optima Maintenance

2013 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2013 Kia Optima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

2013 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2013 Kia Optima?

Your Guide to 2013 Kia Optima Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Kia Optima, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Optima. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Optima maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2013 Kia Optima!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Kia themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. 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 2013 Kia Optima problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Kia Optima

Bring your 2013 Kia Optima to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2013 Kia Optima. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the 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! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Kia Optima won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2013 Kia Optima engine. To learn how often Kia recommends you have the oil changed in your 2013 Optima, check out the information table at the beginning 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 2013 Kia Optima? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Kia Optima can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Kia Optima steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Kia Optima's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Kia Optima services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Kia Optima’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Kia Optima radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2013 Kia Optima maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2013 Kia Optima Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 2013 Kia Optima. Get answers to common Kia Optima maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Kia Optima alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Kia Optima? 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.
  •  Why are my Kia dashboard lights on? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Kia Optima to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Kia Optima

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.