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#1 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 07:51 PM
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Got a phone message from the service dept today saying it was time for my 3000 mile service. Bought it Feb 1, so it's been just over 3 months.

I only see 6-month/7500 miles in the maintenance schedule. Am I missing something? Didn't get a chance to call back about it.
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I got the 3000 mile service done. It was merely an Oil Change and was purely optional since the dealer only suggested.
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Your dealer will always say 3 months/3000 miles. That's how they make easy money. I've always done what the manual says and have never had problems. Just do whatever you're comfortable with.
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The dealer will always assume you belong to the severe schedule. Keep good records and proof.
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When I met the Service Manager (pre-sale) he mentioned that they offer a free oil change at 3000 miles. He said it gives them a chance to check everything under the vehicle, and make sure there's no problems. All it costs the customer is about an hour of their time. Sounds like a good idea to me, and I plan to take them up on it (got just over 1000mi now).
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When I met the Service Manager (pre-sale) he mentioned that they offer a free oil change at 3000 miles. He said it gives them a chance to check everything under the vehicle, and make sure there's no problems. All it costs the customer is about an hour of their time. Sounds like a good idea to me, and I plan to take them up on it (got just over 1000mi now).
Yup Chuck that is a fact and very true as you say. But some like TBY do not read the same newpapers nor watch the same TV shows nor read the sales contract as you or I do. The one where it might tell you in writting and they might tell you verbally as but he TBY does not listen. That at 3000 the FIRST OIL CHANGE IS FREE. And in some case if your not a yutz the next few are as well from THAT DEALERSHIP. Face it if they are doing FREE OIL CHANGES for a bit, what you got to BUY? if they DO find things wrong. You got a 5/60-10/100 right? WHO cares if they FIND warrenty work!

Or is he TBY scared they will tell him he needs wiperblades before 60,000? Archie Bunker lives! lol
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I'm trying to figure out what your problem is, or if you're just trying to start a flame war here.

The fact is, my dealer does not offer a free change at 3,000 miles. In fact, I've never seen that offered by a Kia dealer. If it's free, by all means someone should go get it done.

For the rest of us, we have to decide who to believe when it come to oil change intervals. It doesn't take a "yutz" to realize that Kia of America has the most to lose by publishing 7,500 mile service intervals. If it was dangerous for the engine to run that long, it is THEM not the dealer who is responsible for replacing the engines during the 10/100 warranty.

There's plenty of bickering all over the internet about oil change intervals, and I'm not going to get into another fight here. Just be smart and do right by yourself. If you believe your dealer, go in every 3,000 miles. If you believe Kia, go in every 7,500.
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Careful on the 7,500 miles if you read the manual and if you drive hard on the vehicle (like I do) you should change oil every 4,500 just fyi since I didn't see anyone mention it.

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I'm trying to figure out what your problem is, or if you're just trying to start a flame war here.

The fact is, my dealer does not offer a free change at 3,000 miles. In fact, I've never seen that offered by a Kia dealer. If it's free, by all means someone should go get it done.

For the rest of us, we have to decide who to believe when it come to oil change intervals. It doesn't take a "yutz" to realize that Kia of America has the most to lose by publishing 7,500 mile service intervals. If it was dangerous for the engine to run that long, it is THEM not the dealer who is responsible for replacing the engines during the 10/100 warranty.

There's plenty of bickering all over the internet about oil change intervals, and I'm not going to get into another fight here. Just be smart and do right by yourself. If you believe your dealer, go in every 3,000 miles. If you believe Kia, go in every 7,500.
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I love the oil change debate. Its always the same from different people. My take on it, and I've owned a few cars throught my years. I get it every 5000 miles. Its easy to remember and it works. Even my company wants me to get the company car oil changes every 5k.
Now, what reason, other than your father, like mine, always told you to get it every 3,000 miles, because that what the Oldsmobile and Buick dealers told them, and I think it was in the owners manuals back than.
I will probably get some feed back on that, but I am not insulting anyone, Truthfuly, youdo what you think you should do.

5000 miles, oil change. Tire rotation, just another way for dealers and car shops to get another $20 from you. Than, after 5 tire rotations you need tires all around anyway. I say screw the tire rotations and just get 2 new front tires when you ware them out. Leave those back tires alone, they never hirt anyone.

I'm done. Sunday nite.

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Read your manual on "severe duty". IIRC, KIA recommends the short oil change interval for vehicles doing "severe duty". If you read it all, stuff like "stop and go driving" is considered "severe duty". So, if you drive in the city, it's severe.

I've also heard KIA is sticky on warranty work if you haven't honored the maintenance schedule.

I plan on the short interval oil changes.
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