When to Get a Kia Oil Change

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When should you get a Kia oil change? Previously, auto experts and service mechanics recommended changing your oil every 3,000 miles, but newer technology and performance features have extended this to between 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. This number also depends on how often you are driving your Kia vehicle, and what you are using it for. For instance, if you are using your Kia vehicle for off-roading, racing, commercial use, or heavy towing, you may have to change your motor oil sooner rather than later. Make a service appointment with Pomona Kia near Chino to get your oil changed as speedily as possible!

How to Change Oil on a Car

However, if you are looking to change your engine oil yourself, we at Pomona Kia have compiled some instructions on how to do so. Before changing your oil at home, make sure to check the oil for potential leaks, oil discoloration, or metal particles. Also, make sure to consult your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle requires conventional oil or synthetic motor oil. Once you’ve got that squared away and if you’re still up to the challenge of performing a Kia Soul oil change or Kia Optima oil change at home, follow these steps: 

  1. Prop your car up with jack stands or steel ramps.
  2. Look towards the oil pan underneath your engine and find the oil drain plug. Place a basin underneath the plug and then allow the oil to drain out for roughly 15 minutes. Once the oil has completely drained, replace the plug.
  3. Remove the oil filter with an oil filter wrench. Make sure to capture excess oil with the basin.
  4. Take your new filter, and rub some oil around the rubber seal. This makes your filter watertight and is essential.
  5. Set the new filter in place, then tighten it by hand. 
  6. Now that your old oil is drained and you’ve replaced the oil filter, remove the oil cap. Pour in the specified amount of new oil recommended by your owner’s manual. Replace the oil cap.
  7. Check oil levels by pulling out the dipstick. After this, you are ready to go on your Covina adventures without a hitch!

Schedule Kia Oil Change Service at Pomona Kia 

However, if you are unable to complete an oil change on your own or need assistance, contact us at our service departments at Pomona Kia near Ontario! In addition, make sure to take advantage of our Kia oil change coupons to help with the expenses of the Kia oil change price! 


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