Oil Changes for 2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Kia Sportage Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 2012 Kia Sportage Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Kia Sportage? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 2012 Sportage’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Sportage in the above table. Your Sportage 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, 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, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Kia Sportage. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

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

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Kia Sportage. Kia has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2012 Kia Sportage vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Sportage's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire 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? Your Sportage engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Kia's recommendations to select the right  2012 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 instance, 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2012 Kia Sportage, refer to Kia's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2012 Kia Sportage Oil Change

When it's time for a 2012 Kia Sportage oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Kia vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Kia Sportage oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Sportage's engine. 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.

2012 Kia Sportage Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Kia Sportage engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Kia Sportage engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Kia Sportage oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Sportage spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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 2012 Sportage

Help your 2012 Kia Sportage run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.