2012 Kia Soul Maintenance

2012 Kia Soul Maintenance Schedule

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

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2012 Kia Soul

How often should I service my 2012 Kia Soul?

Your Guide to 2012 Kia Soul Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Kia Soul and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Soul. 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 Soul maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2012 Kia Soul!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Kia, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Soul perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 2012 Kia Soul problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Kia Soul

Bring your 2012 Kia Soul to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Soul's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2012 Kia Soul. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Kia Soul battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Kia Soul won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2012 Kia Soul engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2012 Soul. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 Kia Soul.

Routine upkeep for your Kia Soul suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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, provide the appropriate Kia Soul steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Kia Soul's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Kia Soul maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. 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 Soul engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Kia Soul? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2012 Kia Soul maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

2012 Kia Soul Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Kia Soul. Get answers to common Kia Soul maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Kia Soul alignment checked? You know your Kia Soul better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Kia Soul to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Kia Soul engines.
  •  Why are my Kia dashboard lights on? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Kia Soul to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Kia Soul

Take care of your Kia Soul and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.