and dealers generally recommend that you change your oil once every
three months or 3,000 miles unless you are driving under ideal
conditions at all times. Ideal conditions are rare for most, making the
3,000 mile mark best for the vast majority of vehicles and owners. Only
those with very low mileage or new vehicles should consider once a year
7,500 mile oil changes.
Oil is one of the most
important substances in your vehicle, as it keeps a layer of lubrication
between various metal surfaces of engine parts. It also serves as a
sealant, keeping microscopic ridges and valleys smooth and increasing an
There are many different
kinds of engine oil, and the type you should pick is dependent upon more
than one factor. For starters, you should consider the climate in the
area where you live. The type of driving you do, as well as the age of
the vehicle and the manufacturer's recommendations also contribute. You
should contact your dealer to find out what type engine oil is
appropriate for your vehicle.
If you aren't a fan of
getting your hands dirty, changing your own engine oil is probably not a
good idea. If you've never changed oil before, you should consult a
professional before you begin. There are many resources, both online and
off, for those considering changing their own engine oil. Changing your
oil yourself should save you around $100 per year.
Southwest Kia, we have Kia certified technicians to complete
your routine oil change in our quality ranked Service Department. When
it comes to getting an oil change, many customers feel more
comfortable going to a reputable and qualified service station to have
the work completed. Our friendly Service Advisors and certified
technicians will do a great job with your
new or used Kia.
In addition to oil and lube services, Southwest Kia also offer's tire rotation,
brake service, battery replacement and more at reasonable rates and a time frame that fits our customers schedule.
If you are interested in
scheduling an oil change in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area for your new or used vehicle, contact us
at (866) 363-9542 or schedule an appointment online. Servicing Kia customers in Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall, Arlington, Plano and Fort Worth!