2014 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

2014 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2014 Kia Optima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2014 Kia Optima

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2014 Kia Optima?

What to Know About 2014 Kia Optima Scheduled Maintenance

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, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Optima. But how do you know what service to get and when? 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 2014 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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Optima's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2014 Kia Optima problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Kia Optima Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2014 Kia Optima for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Optima's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2014 Kia Optima? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Optima may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Kia Optima battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Optima stranded. Your Kia Optima could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2014 Kia Optima engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2014 Optima. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2014 Kia Optima.

Maintaining your Kia Optima steering and suspension system 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 Kia Optima steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Kia Optima's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Kia Optima maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Kia Optima cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Kia Optima radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2014 Kia Optima maintenance and repairs.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Questions About 2014 Kia Optima Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2014 Kia Optima. Get answers to common Kia Optima maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit 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? If your Kia Optima has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can Kia dashboard warning lights wait? 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

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Kia Optima maintenance appointment today.