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Kia Oil Changes in Lincolnwood, IL

Keep your Kia running at its best with routine oil changes at Kia of Lincolnwood. Help keep your Kia’s value and performance by ensuring its recommended lubrication levels are kept up with. For help getting started, take a look at your Kia’s manual or onboard digital display for guidance on when to get your next oil change (Every 10,000 miles). Keep reading for more information on Kia oil changes, from when to change your oil and its importance to how to check your oil and what type we recommend!

And when it’s time for your next oil change, you can schedule your next service online or make your way to Kia of Lincolnwood in Lincolnwood, IL for quality auto repair and service. If you have any questions for us, you can always get in touch at 847-929-9945.

Kia of Lincolnwood Repair & Service Benefits

At Kia of Lincolnwood, we are ready and equipped to handle all your automotive needs in a safe and timely manner. When you choose to service with us, you’re guaranteed competitive, up-front pricing, quality service and repairs, convenient service appointments, and service specials as well. Additional reasons to choose Kia of Lincolnwood for your next service or repair includes:

  • Qualified service technicians
  • Genuine OEM parts
  • Order parts online
  • Schedule service online

Importance of Oil Changes

Routine oil changes every 10,000 miles are vital to maintaining your vehicle’s value, performance, and safety. Engine oil acts as a lubricant to reduce the friction between moving parts, which in part reduces the heat your engine produces. Changing your oil every 6 months or 10,000 miles depending on your driving habits will ensure your vehicle always has the clean oil it needs.

Because the older the oil, the more it becomes contaminated with carbon, microscopic particles of metal, water vapor, and acids from the combustion process. With every oil change, your oil filter will also need to be changed to ensure your engine is always getting the clean oil it needs.

Benefits of Synthetic Oil

Kia recommends the use of synthetic oil due to its ability to lubricate your engine system better than regular oil. Synthetic oil formulated from base oil, powder additives, and a carrier oil that helps the distribution of the additives across your engine evenly. Similar to regular oil, it is recommended to change synthetic oil every 10,00 miles or 6 months. Additional advantages of synthetic oil include:

  • Uniform molecular size means less friction
  • Refinement and engineering reduce deposits
  • Additives boost protection and can clean engines
  • Better function in cold and extreme weather
  • Cleaner oil with fewer impurities

Kia Recommended Oil

Kia recommends MaxLife Valvoline Full Synthetic engine oil. To be sure that you are using an approved oil, check the container label, which should carry the specification, or see your authorized Kia Dealer, who will have approved oil in stock and available for purchase.

How to Check Oil Levels

  1. Park on a level ground
  2. Wait for your engine to cool but isn’t cold (about an hour)
  3. Review your Kia’s Owner’s Manual to find oil location and additional instructions
  4. Open the hood and find the oil location
  5. Remove dipstick found under the hood
  6. Clean thoroughly and re-insert again to get an accurate reading

Recommended Maintenance Schedules

Every 10,000 Miles
Inspection, engine oil change, engine oil filter change, tire inspection, and tire rotation.

Every 20,000 Miles
Exhaust system, brake pads, and rotors inspections.

Every 30,000 Miles
Battery inspection, tire replacement, multi-point maintenance inspection, and wheel alignments.

Oil Change FAQs

It’s recommended to change your Kia’s oil every 7,500 to 10,000 miles or sooner depending on your driving habits and location. Older models may require more frequent oil changes.

No, however synthetic oil is recommended for the longevity and benefits it offers.

Kia recommends MaxLife Valvoline Full Synthetic engine oil.

Regular oil changes help maintain your engine’s lubrication and help reduce the possibility of overheating caused by friction.

A new oil filter is necessary to make sure your car is getting clean oil.

If you see a check engine or change oil notification on your digital cluster, you should get your engine checked and oil changed as soon as possible.

  • Your engine is overheating
  • You see oil leaking
  • You hear odd engine noises
Kia of Lincolnwood is located at: 6750 N Lincoln Ave • Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Kia of Lincolnwood 42.003556, -87.729050.