Oil Service

Kia Oil Service

Oil Service

One of the most important things you can do to keep your car running smoothly is to change the oil and filter regularly.

Oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It lubricates all the moving parts and prevents them from wearing out or overheating. The filter traps dirt and debris that can damage your engine or reduce its performance.

But oil and filters don’t last forever. As you drive, the oil gets dirty and loses its viscosity. This means it can’t protect your engine as well as it should. Also, the filter can get clogged and restrict the oil flow.

That’s why you need to change the oil and filter every 5000 miles or six months, whichever comes first. This is especially true in South Carolina, where the hot weather can make the oil degrade faster.

You can change the oil and filter yourself or take your car to a professional service center. Either way, make sure you use the right type and quality of oil and filter for your car. We recommend using Original Manufacturer Vehicle Parts (OEM) because they are designed to meet the exact specifications of your car.

Using aftermarket parts can be risky because they may not fit or function properly. For example, aftermarket filters may have different valves that can affect the oil pressure in your engine. The oil pressure is controlled by the oil pump, which sends oil to the filter. The filter has several valves that regulate the oil flow:

– The inlet check valve prevents the oil from draining back when the engine is off
– The bypass valve allows the oil to skip the filter if it is too dirty
– The pressure relief valve prevents the oil pressure from getting too high

If these valves are not compatible with your car, they can cause problems like oil leaks, engine noise, or even engine failure.


So don’t take chances with your car’s health. Change the oil and filter regularly and use OEM parts. This will ensure your engine runs smoothly and efficiently for a long time.