2014 Kia Optima Oil Change

2014 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2014 Kia Optima Engine Oil

Need more info about 2014 Kia Optima oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Kia recommends changing your 2014 Optima’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Optima may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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 terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Kia Optima?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2014 Kia Optima motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Kia has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2014 Kia Optima vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Optima’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account 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! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2014 Kia Optima, refer to Kia's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2014 Kia Optima Oil Change

When it's time for a 2014 Kia Optima oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Kia vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Kia Optima oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Optima's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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.

2014 Kia Optima Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Kia Optima? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Kia Optima engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Kia Optima oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Optima exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2014 Optima

Help your 2014 Optima engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!