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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Oil change interval

It's coming up on my first oil change.



The dealer insists 6000km, but the manual says 12000km, and I think I've seen 15000km for outside of Canada.


Has anyone else in Canada had this issue? 6k interval seems way too short, not just for a regular ICE car, but especially so for my PHEV that runs mostly on electricity.
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7500 miles (12,000km) for Niros driven in "normal conditions".


3750 miles (6,000km) for Niros driven in "severe conditions".




Your dealer might be insisting on the more frequent interval because of the colder-than-typical climate of Vancouver BC (versus, say, the mild climate of southern california).
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in europe 15000km/1year
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Hi Orac, If i remember, for Canada, the first oil change say's at 6000km and after at 12000km. A dealer cannot force you to do a oil change at 6000km because of "severe conditions".. we dont live in the sahara or the
O´miakon village in Russia.. hahahaha.!


An oil change should be done at least twice a year or at each 10.000km (too be safe) and dont forget.. it takes the oil grade of 0w20 synthetic.

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Hi Orac, If i remember, for Canada, the first oil change say's at 6000km and after at 12000km. A dealer cannot force you to do a oil change at 6000km because of "severe conditions".. we dont live in the sahara or the
O´miakon village in Russia.. hahahaha.!


An oil change should be done at least twice a year or at each 10.000km (too be safe) and dont forget.. it takes the oil grade of 0w20 synthetic.

I'll get it done at the stealership next week and argue the interval at that point. Hopefully I'll have the EV before the change after that, but if not, Vancouver is the Honolulu of Canada in the winter, so conditions here are very mild and would hardly qualify as severe just like you said. In fact, it's a blistering 9 Celsius right now! (compared to < -15 out east!)
It just bugs me since it's a waste of resources, money and time, and seems to be a profit-play. EVs are gonna really hurt these guys.
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I only have 1,800 miles on my 2018 Phev after 6 months. I plan on getting an oil change at the one year mark to take care of any other recommended preventative maintenance inspections and computer updates. Hopefully I'll be visiting the dealership as infrequently as I do a gas station which has happened once so far.
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In Montreal area, my dealer also suggests I get it done at 6000 km.
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I only have 1,800 miles on my 2018 Phev after 6 months. I plan on getting an oil change at the one year mark to take care of any other recommended preventative maintenance inspections and computer updates. Hopefully I'll be visiting the dealership as infrequently as I do a gas station which has happened once so far.

Good idea - Kia's oil change timeline does actually say "every 7,500 miles or 1 year, whichever comes first."


For "extreme" conditions, it's reduced to every 3,250 miles or 6 months.
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In Montreal area, my dealer also suggests I get it done at 6000 km.
Wich dealer is it ?? Just bring out your user manual and show them... 12.000km!!
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(compared to < -15 out east!)

-21c today!! (-5.8F)

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