2012 Kia Sorento Maintenance Schedule

2012 Kia Sorento Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Kia Sorento? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2012 Kia Sorento

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2012 Kia Sorento?

What to Know About 2012 Kia Sorento Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Kia Sorento, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Sorento. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Sorento maintenance. Just follow your 2012 Kia Sorento maintenance schedule!

Kia knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Sorento perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2012 Kia Sorento problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Kia Sorento Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2012 Kia Sorento for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Sorento's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2012 Kia Sorento be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Sorento may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Kia Sorento battery. 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 Sorento) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Kia Sorento won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2012 Kia Sorento running newer, longer. See Kia's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2012 Sorento 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. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 Kia Sorento.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Kia Sorento can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Kia Sorento steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Kia Sorento's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Kia Sorento services, 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 Sorento cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Kia Sorento radiator? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2012 Kia Sorento 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.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 2012 Kia Sorento? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Kia Sorento. Get answers to common Kia Sorento maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Kia Sorento? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Kia Sorento? If your Kia Sorento has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can Kia dashboard warning lights wait? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Kia Sorento to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Kia Sorento

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