1998 Kia Sportage Oil Change Service

1998 Kia Sportage Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Kia Sportage? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1998 Kia Sportage Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Kia Sportage’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 1998 Sportage’s oil should be changed according to Kia’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Sportage in the above table. Outside of Kia-recommended oil change intervals, your Sportage may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess 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 go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Kia Sportage. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Kia Sportage Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1998 Kia Sportage motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Kia has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1998 Kia Sportage vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Sportage's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important 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 Sportage by considering your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Kia's recommendations to select the right  1998 Sportage 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Kia's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1998 Kia Sportage.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Kia Sportage

When it's time for a 1998 Kia Sportage oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Kia Sportages. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1998 Sportage oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Sportage’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.

1998 Kia Sportage Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Kia Sportage? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Sportage’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Kia Sportage 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 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 Sportage exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1998 Sportage

Give your Sportage’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.