Oil Changes for 1997 Kia Sephia

1997 Kia Sephia Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Kia Sephia? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1997 Kia Sephia Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Kia Sephia’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Kia recommends changing your 1997 Sephia’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Sephia in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Sephia may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Kia recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Kia Sephia. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 Kia Sephia?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1997 Kia Sephia motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Kia has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1997 Sephia. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Sephia’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Sephia by considering your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Kia? Your Sephia engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Kia's recommendations to select the right  1997 Sephia oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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 instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1997 Kia Sephia, defer to Kia's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1997 Kia Sephia Oil Change

When the time for your Sephia’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Kia Sephias. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1997 Kia Sephias. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Sephia's engine. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

1997 Kia Sephia Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Kia Sephia engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Kia Sephia engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Kia oil on my own? 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Sephia exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Kia Sephia Oil Changed

Help your 1997 Kia Sephia run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.