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So, i purchased a 2019 Sorento last month and the dealer told me to have my first oil change at 3,500 miles. However, the manual and UVO app seem to suggest the 1st maintenance at 7,500 miles.
Should i follow the dealer recommendation or the maintenance manual?

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I follow what's in the manual. I make sure that the oil meets all the specs noted. Not just the viscosity.


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I follow the manual and have on both vehicles. The dealer likes to have more frequent changes to bring in more revenue. You will notice when you do have a oil change every 7,500 miles the sticker the dealer puts on the window will still say your next oil change should be in 3,000 miles. Also specify Synthetic Oil when you do bring the vehicle in for the oil change. My Oil changes using Synthetic Oil costs $43.53 on both Sorento's. I also have the tires rotated at every oil change.
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So, i purchased a 2019 Sorento last month and the dealer told me to have my first oil change at 3,500 miles. However, the manual and UVO app seem to suggest the 1st maintenance at 7,500 miles.
Should i follow the dealer recommendation or the maintenance manual?
Stick to the manual. Challenge the service manager every time they intend to deviate.
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I got 5 free oil changes from my dealer. So I bring it in around 4000 miles, because I am not paying for it
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I got 5 free oil changes from my dealer. So I bring it in around 4000 miles, because I am not paying for it


What are they using for oil?


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So, i purchased a 2019 Sorento last month and the dealer told me to have my first oil change at 3,500 miles. However, the manual and UVO app seem to suggest the 1st maintenance at 7,500 miles.
Should i follow the dealer recommendation or the maintenance manual?
I'd suggest you listen to the dealer on this one, first oil change is very different and is important.
Some people go to extremes of changing factory filled oil as soon as they get delivery of the car, some go 1K miles, those are extremes.
Having first oil change around 3K miles mark is reasonable and is a good idea.
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Synthetic Blend
When I had 1000 miles on the car I sucked it out and replaced with Mobil One.
But I don't think I will bother with that any more.
With a 3 year lease, and I will probably not break 20K miles, I am not going to worry about the oil.
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Synthetic Blend

When I had 1000 miles on the car I sucked it out and replaced with Mobil One.

But I don't think I will bother with that any more.

With a 3 year lease, and I will probably not break 20K miles, I am not going to worry about the oil.




I donít believe there are any blended oils that meet the specs. If you have no intention to buy out the lease than no worries. I know people who never change the oil with a lease.


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I am having my factory fill oil changed at 2,000 miles, next week.
New 100% synthetic Mobil One. 5W30. Wix oil filter.
Once the engine is broken in I like to swap out the oil. My personal preference.
It won't break the bank and there are a lot of positive reasons to change it.
Go ahead and listen to the dealership on this one, then go on the recommended change interval.
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