2008 Kia Spectra5 Oil Change Service

2008 Kia Spectra5 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Kia Spectra5? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2008 Kia Spectra5 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Kia Spectra5? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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 2008 Kia Spectra5’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Kia-recommended oil change intervals, your Spectra5 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Kia recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Kia Spectra5. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Kia Spectra5?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Kia Spectra5. Kia has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2008 Spectra5. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Spectra5’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Spectra5 by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Kia? We carry the best because your Spectra5 deserves 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2008 Kia Spectra5, defer to Kia's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2008 Kia Spectra5 Oil Change

When the time for your Spectra5’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 Spectra5s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2008 Spectra5 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Spectra5’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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 2008 Kia Spectra5

  • What can low oil do to my Kia Spectra5 engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Kia Spectra5 engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Kia Spectra5 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Kia exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2008 Spectra5

Help your 2008 Spectra5 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!