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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 03-07-2017, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Maintenace Items like Oil Change Procedures -- Searching for INFO

Just wondering if anyone has performed any maintenance items like for instance changed their own oil?

I am guessing vehilcles are so new - that most ave not and likely take it to the dealer as some offer FREE servcie at laest the first service or for a year. Some posts with pictures would be nice if anyone has looked into it.

I will likely take to the dealer at least for first maintenance as it's FREE, but after that I would prefer to do my own. DO WANT to KEEP WARRANTY in affect.
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Currently I don't think I've seen anyone that has done any work on their own yet, and it is still extremely fresh so I'm not too sure how long it'll take. But if it'll get posted somewhere, it'll be here on a forum so at least we're in the right place. Much like you, I'll prefer to do my own maintenance after I get past the freebies. Can't imagine it being too difficult though.
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Question OIL change

Surely no one has put 7,500 miles on their Niro, the indicated oil change point. Sure there are some purist that will change every 3,000 miles. Just saying.
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When I had my Jetta TDI, I changed oil every 10K miles. I asked how that was possible and was told that the oil and filter technology has changed so much that it made changing every 3K unnecessary and a waste of time, money and resources.

Oil changes every7,500 miles seems early to me, but I'll always do what they say!
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Might be sometime before someone does their own (as said - it's new and then there are Freebies).

SO, First guy that shows details here or on U-Tube gets a GOLD STAR.

That and some money between a Nickle and $3 will get you a coffee (depends on where you get the coffee). There is a Marathon on Hwy 411 south of Maryville, TN (Greenback, TN) that has a Nickle Coffee. The small cup - so seldom see anyone buy a large cup when two small cups will do. I sometimes tip them 100 to 200%.
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LOL can't go wrong with that offer, that'll light some fire under some people to heave-ho into it

Thankfully though, we're on a forum and that's where you'll find majority of the DIY guys. Someone will tackle it... sometime. Don't people do the oil change early anymore to get rid of the break-in oil?!
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MAY we do our own?

This is a question I've had for a while concerning the terms of Kia's warranty: MAY I bring my car elsewhere for maintenance? All the Kia dealerships are a bit of a hike from me, so if I may, I'd prefer to go to a local mom and pop, but not if it'll void the warranty. Thanks!
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This is a question I've had for a while concerning the terms of Kia's warranty: MAY I bring my car elsewhere for maintenance? All the Kia dealerships are a bit of a hike from me, so if I may, I'd prefer to go to a local mom and pop, but not if it'll void the warranty. Thanks!
keep the receipts from your mom and pop shop. Kia can't make you go to a dealer for oil changes and maintenance.The question for Niro owners is what shops will have the software and tools to maintain the hybrid systems. Independent shops for hybrids are scarce in these parts.
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Would you like pics or a video? I changed oil today
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Easiest oil change you could ask for whats needed (4 quarts of 0W-20 or 5W-20 full synthetic oil, Kia Spin on oil filter, 10 MM socket for covers, and 17 MM socket for plug

I did mine at 5,600 miles instead of waiting for the 7,500.

I used Prime Guard full Synthetic 0W-20 ($19) ( 4 Quarts needed) and a Wix filter ($7.50) (any brand for a Kia Spin on filter will work)

took about 10 Minutes....Stock filter was hard to get off, had to use a filter wrench because it was so tight....but easy enough to access!
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