1998 Kia Sephia Oil Change

1998 Kia Sephia Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Kia Sephia? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1998 Kia Sephia Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Kia Sephia’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.”

Kia recommends having your 1998 Kia Sephia’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Sephia may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of 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 at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 Type of Oil Does My Kia Sephia Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Kia Sephia. Kia has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1998 Sephia. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Sephia's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Sephia by taking into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline 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 selecting the right motor oil for your 1998 Kia Sephia, defer to Kia's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1998 Kia Sephia Oil Change

When the time for your Sephia’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Sephia’s engine. 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 1998 Kia Sephias. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Sephia's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1998 Kia Sephia

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Kia Sephia? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Kia Sephia engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Kia Sephia oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Sephia spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Kia Sephia Oil Changed

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