Keeping up with your Kia Forte helps ensure it continues running smoothly for you year after year. Here, we will break down some key milestones in the life of your Kia and which maintenance services to schedule.
Kicking it in your Kia around Coatesville, Downingtown, or Gap, PA? Cruising the streets of Lancaster and Reading, PA, or Newark, DE? Contact us at Jim Sipala’s Kia of Coatesville for more information and to schedule your next routine maintenance!
7,500 miles or 6 months
At this first milestone with your Kia, you’ll first want to snap a selfie while out on the town in your new Forte. It’s also important for you to bring your car in for a check-up that includes the following:
- Tire rotation
- Check fluid levels
- Inspect battery
- Inspect air cleaner air filter
- Inspect engine oil and filter
- Inspect cooling system parts
Each time your repair technician inspects your Kia, they’ll inform you about any necessary repairs or replacements.
Getting your tires rotated regularly ensures all four tires wear evenly. This makes for stable handling and a consistently smooth ride. You may also find it helpful to replace your wiper blades at this interval, since they likely will have worn down at this point.
15,000 miles or 12 months
In addition to performing the above tasks, you’ll also want your service technician to conduct the following inspections and replacements:
- Replace climate control air filter
- Replace engine oil and filter
- Inspect exhaust pipe/muffler
- Inspect brakes
- Inspect vacuum hose
Replacing the engine/oil filter helps keep these systems clear of sludge and debris so your Kia continues to run optimally. It can also help improve gas mileage—bonus!
30,000 miles or 24 months
Checking in with your Kia at this milestone should include the previous services as well as the following checks:
- Add fuel additive
- Inspect drive shafts/boots
- Inspect suspension
Replacing and inspecting these parts of your Kia will help it continue to operate at its best while you continue your journey in your favorite Forte.
45,000 miles or 36 months
When you reach your first 45,000 miles and beyond, you’ll want to have your technician inspect and replace the previously mentioned components of your Kia. Since you’ve certainly had more than a few joy rides by now, you’ll also want your service to include the following:
- Inspect steering gearbox
- Inspect brake hoses/lines
At this point, another photoshoot with your Kia Forte is also welcomed!
Kia Owner’s Portal
The Kia Owner’s Portal is an easy way to stay on top of your maintenance schedule. Customize your portal to show the information that matters to you most. Plus, view your maintenance history, milestones, health report, and more!
Conveniently, the portal is available to all Kia owners. You simply need to create an account and you’re good to go.
Schedule Your Kia Forte Maintenance Today!
After learning more about the Kia Forte maintenance schedule, you might be wondering where to go for service. Kia owners near Downingtown, Coatesville, and Gap, PA, can give us a call to schedule maintenance! Drivers in and around Reading and Lancaster, PA, and Newark, DE, can reach out to us at Kia of Coatesville to find out about service specials.
Take good care of your Kia, and book an appointment today!