2012 Kia Sportage Maintenance Schedule

2012 Kia Sportage Maintenance Schedule

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

2012 Kia Sportage Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2012 Kia Sportage?

What to Know About 2012 Kia Sportage Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Kia Sportage, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Sportage could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Sportage maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2012 Kia Sportage!

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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Sportage perform better, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 Kia Sportage problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Kia Sportage Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2012 Kia Sportage for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Sportage's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2012 Kia Sportage? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Sportage may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Kia Sportage battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. 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 Sportage won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 2012 Kia Sportage's engine run smoother. To learn how often Kia recommends you have the oil changed in your 2012 Sportage, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 Kia Sportage.

Maintaining your Kia Sportage steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Kia Sportage 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. Components within your Kia Sportage's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Kia Sportage maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Kia Sportage cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Kia Sportage? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2012 Kia Sportage maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2012 Kia Sportage Maintenance Questions

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Kia Sportage? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2012 Sportage is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Kia Sportage 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 Sportage engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Kia? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Kia Sportage, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Kia Sportage

Your Kia Sportage isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.