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Need maintenance opinions on new Sportage

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I just swapped my EX 2014 Forte for a 2019 EX Sportage and there is one thing i'm debating at the moment . The thing is my newly acquired 2019 was built in April 2018 which doesn't really bothers me but I'm the type of guy that follow the recommenced maintenance intervals suggested by Kia.

I'm my case I drive about 5000km per year ( I drive every day but short distance) so I follow the every 6 months maintenance recommendations specially for oil change vs harsh weather. In Canada there is a suggestion maintenance rotation of every 6 months or 6000 km going from Service 1 to 4 and it goes like this ; 1-2-1-3-1-2-1-4

My question is ... for the parts that are affected by time/environnement such as brakes... I was thinking about skipping the first 2 schedule rotations (1-2) for the first year and start straight to the 2nd year recommendations (1-3). There is a brake maintenance in Service 3 + it includes 1-2 and i'm mainly worried about brakes getting rusty in April 2020 , 2 years after the manufacturing date and therefore have them serviced .. but should I ? Is there anything that I should actually be concerned about that warrants me to start my schedule ahead of recommendations because of the parts aging alone ? If that matters, note that I will have rust proofing done next month since the car is already 1 year old and will continue to do so each year.

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Look in your manual for the required maintenance. Most of this is the dealer making up things in order to overcharge you.
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Look in your manual for the required maintenance. Most of this is the dealer making up things in order to overcharge you.
Good advise....follow your manual.
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Manual lists all required/needed service, anything above that is just an advise to part with your money.

In your case I'd run synth or semi-synth oil and change it every 6 months if you care about warranty.
Change brake fluid every 4 years, ATF - drain and fill every 5 years with first one at 10-15K km, transfer case and diff oil every 5 years.
Cabin air filter every year in fall after trees' leaves fall off, engine air filter every two years, PCV every 2 years.
Run AC at least 15 mins once a month.
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Thanks , I think I'm overthinking it . I'll keep track of my battery I got a tester with CCA, Soc and Soh % and go from there with visual inspection of brakes or look for noises .

By the way , I love the ex so much you feel the luxury and what a great design interior and exterior by Kia .
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Brake pads and rotors will easily last 80K km, just visually check rotors for scoring.
Coolant - replace every 6 years with long life one.
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Good advice here and never follow the dealer recommended maintenance. I personally got mixed up with this with my 2015 Sorento and the dealer was giving me a hard time. I called Kia Canada and they told me that all that is required to maintain the warranty is to follow the schedule listed in your manual. I photocopy the page in the manual for the required service and bring it with me to the dealer. I tell them that is all I want done and that I have talked to Kia in this regard. They no longer give me a hard time however they do not like the fact that they now have to work out the cost of this service in place of the customer gouging price they have on their service board or gave you when you bought the vehicle. They will be more than happy to take your money for work that is not necessary.

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Assuming they use a lot of salt on the roads there, you could very well get unusual rust on the rotors and other brake parts but this just takes a quick look at tire rotation time, in your case probably annually. otherwise 6 months is the recommended oil change interval on low-mileage vehicles. I ignore this with my Ford pickup which gets about 2500 miles/year and just change it annually. The oil typically looks like it could go back in. The reason for the 6 month change is water contamination of the oil which can become acidic and affect bearing life. If you just drive the vehicle on average every week and for at least 10 miles, any moisture in the oil will burn off.

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Manual lists all required/needed service, anything above that is just an advise to part with your money.

In your case I'd run synth or semi-synth oil and change it every 6 months if you care about warranty.
Change brake fluid every 4 years, ATF - drain and fill every 5 years with first one at 10-15K km, transfer case and diff oil every 5 years.
Cabin air filter every year in fall after trees' leaves fall off, engine air filter every two years, PCV every 2 years.
Run AC at least 15 mins once a month.
The above, from dubber09, is a very good maintenance recommendation!
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Following the manual is a great reference.

I do almost all of the things that is written from the maintenance manual and just keep a record of it, thus, I saved a lot of money.

I've been doing these by myself for all of the vehicles I owned.
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