2003 Kia Sorento Oil Change

2003 Kia Sorento Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Kia Sorento? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2003 Kia Sorento Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2003 Kia Sorento? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 changing your 2003 Sorento’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Sorento in the above table. Outside of Kia-recommended oil change intervals, your Sorento may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Kia recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Kia Sorento. 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 Sorento Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2003 Kia Sorento motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Kia has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2003 Sorento. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Sorento’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Sorento by taking into account your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Kia? We carry the best because your Sorento deserves the best. 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2003 Kia Sorento, refer to Kia's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Kia Sorento Oil Change

When it's time for a 2003 Kia Sorento oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Kia vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2003 Kia Sorentos. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Sorento 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2003 Kia Sorento

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Kia Sorento? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Kia Sorento engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Kia Sorento 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Sorento 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Kia Sorento Oil Changed

Help your 2003 Sorento engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!