Oil Changes for 2017 Kia Soul EV

How Often to Change 2017 Kia Soul EV Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2017 Kia Soul EV? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 2017 Kia Soul EV’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Soul EV in the above table. Outside of Kia-recommended oil change intervals, your Soul EV may need an oil change 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. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Kia Soul EV. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Kia Soul EV?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2017 Kia Soul EV motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Kia has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2017 Soul EV. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Soul EV's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Soul EV by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Kia? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Kia's recommendations to select the right  2017 Soul EV oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, 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. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2017 Kia Soul EV, defer to Kia's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2017 Kia Soul EV Oil Change

When the time for your Soul EV’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Kia Soul EVs. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Kia Soul EV oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Soul EV’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

2017 Kia Soul EV Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Kia Soul EV engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Kia Soul EV engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Kia Soul EV 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Soul EV exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Kia Soul EV Oil Changed

Help your 2017 Kia Soul EV run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.