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Hey guys...what is the reccommended mileage time to get your first oil change? my mechanic said your first 3,000 miles.....what is everyone? your suggestion? i already about to hit 3K on my car and i just got the car in January 1st.

anyone has a maintenance schedule for the koup?
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i got mine at 3500
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I got mine done at 636.
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thanks for the feedback,...also what do you use for oil change? syntetic?
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You have to change your oil???!!

J/K, I am planning on doing full synthetic soon here with 2400km's on it.

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I use synthetic. Not mandatory...just a preference.
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I did mine at 730 miles and it was nasty!!! I used 5W-20 Castrol Syntec which is a full synthetic... Like CorsaKoup it's a personal preference, I also use premium 93 fuel as well...

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I have done mine at 352 kms, then again at 1800 kms, 2900 and 3900 ish. We get 'free oil' as a perk, so for the cost of a $4 filter, why not do it once a month? Of course, if they found out I was doing it once a month, that perk may get parked

As for the rest of the world, following the 4 month, 5,000 mile /8,000 kilometer recommendation is considered 'ok', but it is also considered the maximum. I tell my customers that I want to see them before then, but how far before then is up to them as each customer has a budget and a schedule, and it's all about personal preference. You'll NEVER cause any harm in changing oil 'too often' - unless you consider the environmental aspects but this is not the place for that particular discussion. The key to oil changes is quality products, done properly.
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Thank you all for the info and feedback. this is my first car and i am trying to get as much info as possible as far as keeping the car in good shape. I guess i will take it in when it hits 3500, its at 3000 right now.
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Same here, it's my first car. Anyway to get this done do I set an appointment or do I just go to the dealership? As for the type of oil, I have no idea what to use. I'll just have to trust the techs at the dealer to pick it for me. haha

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KiaTech are you using synthetic for all of those changes? Does Kia offer synthetic oil changes?

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I think I will be checking the oil constantly, if it starts turning dark I will change if not I'll wait until 2,500miles - 3,000miles.

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Kensai you need to adjust the picture dimensions of that Avatar, it looks like a minicooper all scrunched up.

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Kensai you need to adjust the picture dimensions of that Avatar, it looks like a minicooper all scrunched up.
Thanks for the advice I was noticing it, but was to lazy to do anything, which are the dimensions of yours? Sorry for the off topic.

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KiaTech are you using synthetic for all of those changes? Does Kia offer synthetic oil changes? - Mfury
Not speaking for kiatech nor the oil changes they do or done.

But Yes, KIA has a KIA Synthetic, they offer Royal Purple as well.
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