2012 Kia Sorento Oil Change

2012 Kia Sorento Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2012 Kia Sorento Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Kia Sorento? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 changing your 2012 Sorento’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Sorento may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Kia recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, 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?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Kia Sorento motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Kia has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 Sorento. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Sorento's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other 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 Sorento by taking into account your driving style, 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. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Kia Sorento oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. 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 fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Kia's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Kia Sorento.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Kia Sorento

When it's time for a 2012 Kia Sorento oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Sorento’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Kia Sorento oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Sorento today. 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.

2012 Kia Sorento Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Kia Sorento? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Sorento’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Kia Sorento oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Sorento exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Kia Sorento

Help your 2012 Sorento engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!