2018 Kia Sportage Oil Change

2018 Kia Sportage Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 2018 Kia Sportage Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Kia Sportage’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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 having your 2018 Kia Sportage’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Kia-recommended oil change intervals, your Sportage may need an oil change if your check engine 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 might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Kia if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Kia Sportage. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

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 2018 Kia Sportage motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Kia has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2018 Sportage. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper 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 oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Sportage by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Sportage engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Kia's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2018 Kia Sportage.

Where Can I Get a Kia Sportage Oil Change

When it's time for a 2018 Kia Sportage oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Sportage’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2018 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2018 Kia Sportage

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Kia Sportage? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. 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.
  • Can I change my Kia Sportage oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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.