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2012 Kia Forte Koup
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24 (2011) mpg city / 33 (2011) mpg hwy
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May 26, 2012, 7:07 am

Clayton R
 

Question: 1st oil change?

When should I do my first oil change? Mileage?
If I use a synthetic oil like Royal Purple, how many miles between oil changes do you recommend?
I typically drive approx.40 miles per day total commuting to work.


May 29, 2012, 1:46 pm

Elizabeth K
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The oil change maintenance schedule is recommended by the manufacturer, you can find it by clicking on the 'your service schedule' link on this site. But if you are using a synthetic oil, you can go by the mileage recommended by the oil manufacturer.

For more info on oil, check out this link:
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/


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