2008 Kia Spectra Oil Change

2008 Kia Spectra Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Kia Spectra? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2008 Kia Spectra Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Kia Spectra’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2008 Spectra’s oil should be changed according to Kia’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Spectra may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Kia if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Kia Spectra. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Kia Spectra Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2008 Kia Spectra motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Kia has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2008 Kia Spectra vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Spectra’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 drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Kia? Your Spectra engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working 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 2008 Kia Spectra.

Where to Go for 2008 Kia Spectra Oil Change

The next time your Kia Spectra needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Kia Spectras. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Kia Spectra oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Spectra’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.

2008 Kia Spectra Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Kia Spectra motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Kia Spectra engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Kia Spectra oil at home? 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. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Spectra 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 worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Kia Spectra Oil Changed

Help your 2008 Spectra engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!