2018 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

2018 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Kia Optima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2018 Kia Optima

How often should I service my 2018 Kia Optima?

What to Know About 2018 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, 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. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Optima, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2018 Kia Optima!

Kia knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Optima running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2018 Kia Optima problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Kia Optima Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2018 Kia Optima for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with 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.

Could your 2018 Kia Optima be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Kia Optima battery. 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, you may find yourself (and your trusty Optima) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Kia Optima won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2018 Kia Optima running newer, longer. To learn how often Kia recommends you have the oil changed in your 2018 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 2018 Kia Optima? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Kia Optima 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Kia Optima's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Kia Optima services, 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!). 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 can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2018 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.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 2018 Kia Optima? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 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? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2018 Optima is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Kia Optima to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Kia Optima engines.
  •  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

Take care of your Kia Optima and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.