Kia of New Bern Oil Change Services in New Bern NC

There are ways you can ensure that your engine runs smoother and longer. Replacing your oil on a regular basis is one of them. Continue reading below to see whether your vehicle requires a much needed oil change.  

Practical Advice from Kia of New Bern on Knowing Whether You Need an Oil Change

Why is getting my car's oil changed important?

Regularly replacing your oil will make sure all the parts of your engine are properly lubricated and in working order. A lower quality of oil can result in a lower level of lubrication, damaging your engine.

How do I know when my car needs an oil change?

On average, you should have your oil changed or checked every 3,000 to 10,000 miles. The exact date of your oil change depends on the make and model of your vehicle. Please see a technician if you experience any of the following warning signs of oil deterioration:

  • The check engine light is on
  • The oil looks dark-colored or silty
  • The engine runs louder than normal
  • Oil levels are below recommended levels

How do I check the oil in my car myself?

Using your dipstick, follow these steps to check the condition and level of your oil:

  • First, turn off your engine for at least ten minutes.
  • Open your hood and find the dipstick.
  • Pull out the dipstick and wipe it across a lint-free cloth.
  • Place the dipstick back in the reservoir, then pull it out again.
  • Check for an oily film on the dipstick's end.

If your oil appears silty, dark brown, or black with floating particles, bring your car in for service.

What happens during a professional oil change?

These are the steps that will occur during a professional oil change:

  • The condition and level of your oil will be evaluated.  
  • Old oil will be drained.
  • Old oil filter will be replaced.
  • New oil will be added.

Where can I get an oil change near me?

Schedule an appointment at Kia of New Bern for a professional oil change. We're located at 1715 US Highway 70 East, New Bern, NC 28560.

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Kia of New Bern

1715 Hwy 70 East
Directions New Bern, NC 28560

  • Sales: (252) 633-6161
  • Service: (252) 633-6161
  • Parts: (252) 633-6161


  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed