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When Should You Get a Kia Oil Change?

Service Tech wiping an oil dipstick during a car oil change

Drivers in Los Angeles and Carson want to keep their new car, crossover, or SUV on the roads longer, so routine Kia oil changes are essential. Are you wondering how often to change your car oil? Have you been asking yourself, “what type of oil does my car need?” While you may have heard that you need to take care of your Kia oil change every 3,000 miles, you can actually go upwards of 7,500 to 10,000 miles in many cases. Learn more about how often you should change your oil at Kia of Cerritos.

Kia Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

Whether you need a Kia Soul oil change or a Kia Optima oil change, your schedule may vary slightly on a few factors. Those who drive something bigger like SUVs, which will often offer much more power and is used more frequently for travel or towing, then it’s important to bring your car in for an oil change a bit more frequently. If you use your vehicle for any of the following, then you’ll also want to schedule your oil changes a little more frequently:

  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Racing
  • Heavy towing

How Long Does a Kia Oil Change Take?

Are you curious how long an oil change takes? You’ll be glad to know that oil changes typically take less than an hour at our service center. If you’re tight on time, you can always call ahead to see what the best time of day is to bring in your car to ensure a speedy turnaround for your Kia oil change.

More Oil Change Tips for Cerritos Drivers

Want to learn more about Kia oil changes? Take a look at our helpful tips below before taking care of your Kia Soul oil change:

  • Whenever you get your oil changed, you should replace the oil filter as well. You can always stop by our dealership for an oil filter if you’re doing a DIY oil change.
  • Even if you don’t drive your car much, you’ll still want to get an oil change at least twice a year. Oil breaks down over time even if your car isn’t being used.
  • Wondering, “What type of oil does my car need?” If you’re unsure, check your owner’s manual! It will have the recommended oil listed.

Our Kia oil change experts are always ready to take on your service tasks quickly, carefully, and skillfully.

How to Change Oil on a Car

When you’re taking care of you Kia Soul oil change, you might be wondering if you can take care of the job for yourself. Do you have your heart set on changing your own oil? Take a look at our quick how-to guide below:

  1. Jack your car up with jack stands or steel ramps.
  2. Locate the oil drain plug on the bottom of your oil pan underneath your engine. Place an oil basin directly underneath the plug, then unscrew the plug and allow the old oil to drain out completely (this may take up to 15 minutes). When you’re sure all the oil has drained, you can replace the plug.
  3. Locate your oil filter, and remove it with an oil filter wrench. Expect a bit of extra oil to drain out when you remove the filter and make sure you keep the basin underneath to catch it.
  4. Grab your new filter, being sure to rub a bit of oil around the rubber seal – this ensures your filter is watertight and is an essential step.
  5. Set the new filter in place, then tighten it by hand.
  6. Now that your old oil is completely drained and a new filter is in place, you can remove your oil cap. Pour in the specified amount of new oil, which you can find in your owner’s manual if you’re unsure. Finally, replace the oil cap.
  7. Before you call it a job well done, you should check your oil level by pulling out the dipstick. If you’re still low, you may add another ounce and check the level again. Once you get a proper oil level reading, you’re good to go!

Schedule Kia Oil Change Service at Kia of Cerritos

Are you ready to take care of your routine maintenance at Kia of Cerritos? Our team is always ready to take care of your service needs – from your next Kia Soul oil change to full transmission repair. Schedule service at our Kia repair center, located near Orange County and Southgate! Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have like what happens if you don’t change your oil, and be sure to check out our Kia oil change coupons to lower your Kia oil change price.

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