Kia Optima: Maintenance Schedule / Severe Condition

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual / Maintenance / Maintenance Schedule / Severe Condition

General market
Maintenance Under Severe Usage Conditions

The following items must be serviced more frequently on cars mainly used under severe driving conditions. Refer to the chart below for the appropriate maintenance intervals.

Maintenance item
Maintenance operation
Maintenance intervals
Driving condition
Engine oil and engine oil filter
For Middle East, Central & South America
R
Replace every 5,000 km (3,100 miles) or 6 months
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K
Except Middle East, Central & South America
R
Replace every 7,500 km (4,650 miles) or 6 months
Air cleaner filter
R
Inspect more frequently depending on the condition
C, E
Spark plugs
R
Inspect more frequently depending on the condition
A, B, H, I, K
Automatic transmission fluid
R
Every 100,000 km (62,000 miles)
A, C, E, F, G, H, I
Brake discs and pads, calipers and rotors
I
Inspect more frequently depending on the condition
C, D, E, G, H
Parking brake
I
Inspect more frequently depending on the condition
C, D, G, H
Steering gear rack, linkage and boots
I
Inspect more frequently depending on the condition
C, D, E, F, G
Suspension ball joints and mounting bolts
I
Inspect more frequently depending on the condition
C, D, E, F, G
Drive shafts and boots
I
Inspect more frequently depending on the condition
C, D, E, F, G, H, I
Climate control air filter
I
Inspect more frequently depending on the condition
C, E

R: Replace

I: Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace

Severe Driving Conditions

A: Repeatedly driving short distance of less than 8 km in normal temperature or less than 16 km in freezing temperature.
B: Extensive low speed driving for long distances.
C: Driving on rough, dusty, muddy, unpaved, graveled or salt-spread roads.
D: Driving in areas using salt or other corrosive materials or in very cold weather.
E: Driving in heavy dust condition.
F: Driving in heavy traffic area.
G: Driving on uphill, downhill, or mountain roads.
H: Towing a trailer , a camper, or storing cargo on roof rack.
I: Vehicle towing, driving for patrol car, taxi, or other commercial use.
J: Driving over 170 km/h
K: Frequently driving in stop-and-go conditions



Normal Condition
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Engine Mechanical System
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