2013 Kia Sorento Oil Change

2013 Kia Sorento Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2013 Kia Sorento? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2013 Kia Sorento Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Kia Sorento’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 having your 2013 Kia Sorento’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Sorento may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle 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, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Kia Sorento?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2013 Kia Sorento motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Kia has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2013 Kia Sorento vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine 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 Sorento’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Sorento by considering your driving style, weather and road conditions,

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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. 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 picking the correct motor oil for your 2013 Kia Sorento, refer to Kia's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Kia Sorento Oil Change

The next time your Kia Sorento needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Kia vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Kia Sorento oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Sorento'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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2013 Kia Sorento

  • What can low oil do to my Kia Sorento engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Kia Sorento engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Kia Sorento oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Kia exhaust smoke gray 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Kia Sorento

Help your 2013 Kia Sorento run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.