2013 Kia Optima Oil Change

2013 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2013 Kia Optima Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2013 Kia Optima? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2013 Kia Optima’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Optima 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, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Kia if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Kia Optima. 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 2013 Kia Optima?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2013 Kia Optima motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Kia has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2013 Optima. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Optima’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Optima by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Kia? 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. 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. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2013 Kia Optima, refer to Kia's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Kia Optima

The next time your Kia Optima needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Optima’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2013 Optima oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Optima's engine. 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.

2013 Kia Optima Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Kia Optima? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Kia Optima 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 Optima oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Kia exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. 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.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2013 Optima

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