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So I've had my Sportage SX since May and it has 4600 miles on it. My question is, should I go in for an oil change?

The owners manual says that it should be changed at 6,500 miles OR 6 months, which ever comes first.

What have you guys done?


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I would. Given the low mileage in that amount of time, I would be changing it every three to four months, regardless of the mileage. Even if all your driving is on the highway, I'd still change it more frequently than 6,500 miles.

I've seen recommendations to change the Turbo's oil every 4,000 miles. I waited until close to 6,500 for my first one, but when they recommended sooner, and there were discussions, here, I dropped to 4,500 on the service interval in the settings. I just had my third oil change, and I am at just over 15,300 miles. After the next one, I will probably reset it to 5,000 miles for the service interval reminder, so I will be on track for 25,000, 30,000, 35,000, etc.
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I use 2 different Kia dealerships.....
1 in SC & 1 in NY they both recommend a max of 5000 miles.
I've been doing it every 3,000 miles. I have 9,000 miles on the SX AWD & had 3 oil changes. We also have a 2010 Mazda CX7 AWD Turbo & the service manger recommends every 3,000 miles for turbo charged cars.
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You need to follow the severe service chart in your owners manual.
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So I've had my Sportage SX since May and it has 4600 miles on it. My question is, should I go in for an oil change?

The owners manual says that it should be changed at 6,500 miles OR 6 months, which ever comes first.

What have you guys done?
i use 100% synthetic and change it every 6000km, that's about 4000 miles. I use a genuine Kia filter. I dumped the first load at ~1200 km. Many would consider that excessive or at the very least, very conservative. But I don't see any downside other than to your pocket book. And so far anyway, I'm letting the dealer do all maintenance work. I supply the oil I want them to use and ensure that nothing is to be done unless specified in the owner's manual. Letting the dealer do the work ensures they will have a record of it having been done. I also keep all the receipts as well of course.
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I just scheduled a 6,500 mile service appointment at my dealership. Thanks for your suggestions!!

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You need to follow the severe service chart in your owners manual.
Mark, every state and each driving condition is considered sever according to the manual.

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So I've had my Sportage SX since May and it has 4600 miles on it. My question is, should I go in for an oil change?

The owners manual says that it should be changed at 6,500 miles OR 6 months, which ever comes first.

What have you guys done?



Forte 1.6T manual says - first oil change at 3000 miles, then every 5000 or 6 months.
I will be draining it at 1000. Then 3000 again. Then every 5000 no matter what the time was.

My personal opinion is - for brand new engine do early oil change. Then follow the miles mainly. Not the time. One year will not kill the oil.
Driven distance is much more important than the time.

If KIA complains about it - here is an example.

I bought brand new Forte5 SX. I got it on Nov 2016. Car was made on Aug 2015. That makes the original oil 15 months at the time of purchase. Did KIA care to change it? No, they say keep it till 3000 miles. 3000 miles will happen probably in March. That will be almost 2 year old oil.


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Mark, every state and each driving condition is considered sever according to the manual.






Then follow the miles mainly. Not the time. One year will not kill the oil.
Driven distance is much more important than the time.
Short drives are often harder on an engine and the oil than more lengthy drives which is the reason for the time limitation. An engine just started and driven a few miles then shut off (especially in the winter) will sweat internally as the metal heats up (since an engine is not "sealed" air enters in and the moisture within the air condenses on the metal).

Note: I'm not saying that the cooling system leaks this moisture, but whenever you run liquid through a pipe and heat and cool that pipe, moisture will condense on the exterior of pipe (unless the pipe is contained within a complete vacuum). This same action takes place within an engine as it sets and cools, then is reheated. Short drives will heat the internal metal structures within the engine causing the moisture to condense, but may not provide enough time to dry it out, so the moisture then sets on the metal parts and will seep into the oil.

Longer drives will provide time for the engine heat to dry out the moisture.
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Longer drives will provide time for the engine heat to dry out the moisture.
Better help would be an engine operating at +90 C or +95 C like many European cars do instead of +82 C...
When I changed thermostat on my Elantra into "euro style" I stopped having moisture buildup on the oil cap.



I did not discuss short drives, as that is only assumption when you speak about "time or miles".

I could also put 4000 miles in two weeks on long hauls and then 12 miles a day in 4 short 3-mile trips a day... Or one could one trip, once a week, length of 100 miles. That makes about 2500 miles total in 6 months... yet oil will be still good.
So that is very subjective.

Just like same cars in Europe would have much longer oil change intervals. Why? Is the oil any better there? Engineers do not foresee problems? Or the oil companies do not push so much on consumption?



And to add to your "swelling", very important part is the air exchange through PCV.


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