2016 Kia Optima Scheduled Maintenance

2016 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2016 Kia Optima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

2016 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 2016 Kia Optima?

Your Guide to 2016 Kia Optima Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Kia Optima, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Optima could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. 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 2016 Kia Optima!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Kia, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include 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 prevent common 2016 Kia Optima problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Kia Optima

Bring your 2016 Kia Optima to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Optima’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2016 Kia Optima. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall 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 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2016 Kia Optima running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2016 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'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2016 Kia Optima.

Routine upkeep for your Kia Optima suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! 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 got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2016 Kia Optima maintenance and repairs.

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

2016 Kia Optima Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2016 Kia Optima. Get answers to common Kia Optima maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Kia Optima? 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 switch my Kia Optima to high mileage oil? 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.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Kia? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Kia Optima in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Top-Notch Kia Optima Maintenance Service

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.