2002 Kia Sportage Oil Change

2002 Kia Sportage Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2002 Kia Sportage? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2002 Kia Sportage Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Kia Sportage’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Kia recommends changing your 2002 Sportage’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Sportage in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Sportage may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, 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, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2002 Kia Sportage?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2002 Kia Sportage motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Kia has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2002 Sportage. 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, a technician will change your Sportage's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important 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, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Kia? Your Sportage engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Kia Sportage oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. 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] 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 survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2002 Kia Sportage, refer to Kia's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Kia Sportage

The next time your Kia Sportage needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Kia Sportages. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2002 Sportage oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Sportage's engine. 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.

2002 Kia Sportage Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Kia Sportage motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Kia Sportage engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change 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 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 Sportage spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Kia Sportage

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