2018 Kia Sorento Maintenance Schedule

2018 Kia Sorento Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Kia Sorento? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2018 Kia Sorento

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2018 Kia Sorento?

Here’s Why 2018 Kia Sorento Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Kia Sorento and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Sorento has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Sorento maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2018 Kia Sorento!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Kia, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; 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. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Sorento's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2018 Kia Sorento problems later.

Overview of Essential Kia Sorento Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2018 Kia Sorento and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Sorento. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 2018 Kia Sorento be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Sorento stranded. Your Kia Sorento could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2018 Kia Sorento engine. See Kia's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2018 Sorento in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2018 Kia Sorento? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Kia Sorento steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Kia Sorento suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Kia Sorento's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Kia Sorento maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Kia Sorento engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Kia Sorento? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2018 Kia Sorento maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2018 Kia Sorento Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 Kia Sorento. Get answers to common Kia Sorento maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Kia Sorento alignment checked? 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? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Kia Sorento? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Kia dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Kia Sorento in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain 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.