Why are Engine Oil Changes so Important Service FAQ in Olympia, WA
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Common Kia Maintenance Questions: Why are Engine Oil Changes So Vital?

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If you regularly change the oil in your vehicle (as everyone should!), you probably don't take any notice of what it's doing. Even so, the oil in your engine is more essential than you might think. The engine oil helps to both lubricate and cool the moving parts of your engine - and shortly after passing the mileage indicated by your windshield sticker, it begins to break down. Left unchanged, sludge will build up in your engine and hurt your fuel economy and performance. Before long, the oil will begin to thin out and fail to lubricate the engine correctly. This can allow metal-on-metal scraping and scoring which quickly leads to show-stopping engine issues.

Don't wait to get your KIA oil change

Since it so often goes unnoticed, it can be tempting to wait on an engine oil change for a few weeks or months when life gets crazy. The expert technicians of America's Kia dealerships urge you to reconsider! A lifetime of oil changes won't cost as much as a full engine rebuild.

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What is So Special about Synthetic Oil?

If you really want to go longer between oil changes - without increased risk to your engine - consider switching to fully synthetic oil. It's often required for high-performance engines and recommended for engines with 100,000 or more miles on them, but it's beneficial in any engine. Conventional oil is merely refined, while Synthetic oil is further purified down to the molecular level, removing any impurities. This makes it last even longer than conventional oil! If you're sick of changing your oil every 3,000 miles, you'll be able to go double that or more with a switch to a full synthetic oil, or a less-expensive synthetic blend. Ask a factory-trained Kia service advisor about the oil needs of your particular engine.

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Hanson Kia

2300 Carriage Loop SW
Directions Olympia, WA 98502

  • Sales: (360) 339-5079
  • Service: (360) 339-5079
  • Parts: (360) 339-5079
  1. Hanson Kia

    2300 Carriage Loop SW
    Olympia, WA 98502

    • Sales: (877) 816-5820

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