2018 Kia Sportage Maintenance

2018 Kia Sportage Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Kia Sportage? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2018 Kia Sportage

How often should I service my 2018 Kia Sportage?

Here’s Why 2018 Kia Sportage Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Kia Sportage and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Sportage has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Sportage maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 2018 Kia Sportage maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Kia themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Sportage running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2018 Kia Sportage problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Kia Sportage

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2018 Kia Sportage for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Sportage’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2018 Kia Sportage. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Kia Sportage battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2018 Kia Sportage running newer, longer. To learn how often Kia recommends you have the oil changed in your 2018 Sportage, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2018 Kia Sportage? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Kia Sportage can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Kia Sportage suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Kia Sportage's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Kia Sportage maintenance, 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 your Kia Sportage radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2018 Kia Sportage maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

2018 Kia Sportage Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 Kia Sportage. Get answers to common Kia Sportage maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Kia Sportage alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When does my Kia Sportage need high mileage oil? If your Kia Sportage has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • 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

Get Work Done on 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.