2010 Kia Rio Oil Change

2010 Kia Rio Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2010 Kia Rio? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2010 Kia Rio Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Kia Rio’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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.”

Your 2010 Rio’s oil should be changed according to Kia’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Rio in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Rio may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Kia Rio. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Kia Rio Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2010 Kia Rio motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Kia has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2010 Rio. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Rio’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Rio by taking into account your driving habits, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Kia? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Kia Rio 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2010 Kia Rio, refer to Kia's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Kia Rio

When it's time for a 2010 Kia Rio oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Rio’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2010 Rio oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Rio today. 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.

2010 Kia Rio Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Kia Rio engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Rio’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Kia Rio oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform 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, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2010 Rio

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