2018 Kia Rio Maintenance

2018 Kia Rio Maintenance Schedule

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

Here’s Why 2018 Kia Rio Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Kia Rio, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Rio could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Rio maintenance. Just follow your 2018 Kia Rio maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Kia themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes 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 Rio's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2018 Kia Rio problems later.

Overview of Essential Kia Rio Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2018 Kia Rio and our technicians will jump right in 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Rio. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2018 Kia Rio. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Kia Rio 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, you may find yourself (and your trusty Rio) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Kia Rio 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 2018 Kia Rio running newer, longer. See Kia's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2018 Rio in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2018 Kia Rio.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Kia Rio can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Kia Rio steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Kia Rio's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Kia Rio maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Kia Rio cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Kia Rio radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2018 Kia Rio 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.

2018 Kia Rio Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 Kia Rio. Get answers to common Kia Rio maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Kia Rio alignment checked? You know your Kia Rio 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 Rio 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 Rio engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Kia? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Kia Rio, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Top-Notch Kia Rio Maintenance Service

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