2016 Kia Sorento Oil Change Service

2016 Kia Sorento Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2016 Kia Sorento? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2016 Kia Sorento Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2016 Kia Sorento? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Kia recommends changing your 2016 Sorento’s oil 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 knocking sounds 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, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Kia Sorento. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2016 Kia Sorento?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2016 Kia Sorento motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Kia has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2016 Sorento. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Sorento's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Sorento engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! 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 on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Kia's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2016 Kia Sorento.

Where Can I Get a Kia Sorento Oil Change

The next time your Kia Sorento needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Sorento’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2016 Sorento oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Sorento’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2016 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 reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Sorento’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Kia oil on my own? 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Sorento spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is 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 damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Kia Sorento Oil Changed

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