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  1. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    How to prevent oil and power loss in a Kia Soul GDI engine compiled by westslope with input from GeekOnTheHill, GeoSoul and SportsterDoc Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines can be more efficient than multiport injection (MPI) engines but require more pro-active maintenance. Increased oil...
  2. Homepage News
    It’s OK if you’re not an automotive engineer. Of course, if you are, this probably isn’t for you because here are 10 basic things every motorist should be able to do. How many of them are you capable of? Read more >>
  3. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Sassy, my 2018 Soul plus, has racked up 62,000 miles in her 15 months of life with me! Roughly over 1,000 miles per week! Rideshare, food delivery, interstate machine delivery while pulling a trailer, agricultural animal feed cargo carrying, even recently adding daily newspaper delivery for...
  4. Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    I'm still in the "research" mode - looking seriously at replacing our '13 Soul (Base, Auto) next month with a new '20 LX (Auto). We're about 99% convinced "Yes". I went to the Kia dealer where I used to work (webmaster, vehicle photographer) and they let me bring home the folder of glovebox...
  5. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I went to my local Kia dealership for my first oil change and I asked for a tire rotation. The guys says to me: "Ok, just so you know that will cost $99.95". I'm thinking to myself: Wow, that's the most expensive oil change and tire rotation I've ever heard of. I agree to the cost (because what...
  6. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I bought my car with 900 miles on it, and it had already had its first oil change. Being the good doobie that I am, I signed up for the MyUVO website and installed the app on my phone, so that I'd be sure to be aware of when scheduled maintenance was due, and reap the benefits of whatever else...
  7. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Sorry if I missed this in my search but I'm trying to determine the time interval for the first 7500 mile maintenance. I purchased a 2016 Soul with less than 7,000 miles and it just turned over 7K miles. I was wondering if past it due with an oil change based on time.
  8. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    So, I have never owned a direct injected car before. While I have an understanding of how it works and differs from say multi-port injection, my understanding is that there is an issue with build up on the valves. It was one of the things that made me somewhat skittish about buying a...
  9. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I'm looking for a Maintenance manual for my 2016 soul. According to the owners manual page 8-15 access to them is free of charge at KiaTechinfo.com however when you go to the website it states that they started charging for them in 2014. you think KIA would of updated the 2016 owners manual to...
  10. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hey guys I have a 2015 Kia Base 1.6 and just turned over 30k on it (30300 to be exact). I've never had a new car with warranty and want to know do I have to get serviced thru them or can I go elsewhere or do it myself? They want over $400 and right now I'm in process of moving and can't spend that.
  11. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hello all you SOULS! :) Can anyone tell me how to change my temp indicator gauge from Celsius to Fahrenheit? I tried the manual instructions of pushing the buttons within 10 seconds on the steering wheel, but no luck. What am I doing wrong? When do you change your oil? I am old school and was...
  12. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    OK, so for random fun, and because I'm apparently not worried enough about this purchase, I went to my dealer's website and calculated the entire price of factory maintenance on a Kia Soul Plus with automatic, from Day 1. The grand total is $2294.95 Now I realize these are the prices offered...
  13. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    How do you keep your maintenance records? I use an OpenOffice spreadsheet, a redacted JPG copy of which is attached. What methods do others here use? Richard
  14. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    For those who did not know MyCarfax has a very handy Free Maintenance Log MyCarfax to keep track of all your vehicle's maintenance records and to help you keep track of Service History, Maintenance Schedule, Reported Recalls, Repair Costs and Local Shops.
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    Read more about the 13 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly at AutoGuide.com.
  16. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Can anyone point me to a 2014 - 2015 Soul maintenance schedule? I have yet to see anything in print or online that lists this and was given nothing by my dealer. Thanks in advance.
  17. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    May help provide some guidance. NOT from Kia. Available for other makes and models also. Kia Soul Repair: Problems, Cost and Maintenance
  18. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    My Soul is getting close to needing it's first oil change. Does anyone use an app on their computer/phone for keeping track of the maintenance done on their car? Any recommendations for an easy to use site would be appreciated. I always do my own oil changes and routine maintenance. I also have...
  19. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hello all, any recommendations on where it get or what brands of air filters and wiper blade inserts( can I even get inserts, most auto stores seem to only have whole wiper arms!) to get. I have one more free oil change, but the rest of the service I'll do myself. Thanks in advance! Steve
  20. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    And lucky me, I don't have to worry about the timing belt (1.6L has chain)... just have to worry about... Sparkplugs - order from O'Reily, going to install myself, $7 a piece Radiator flush - dealership is pushing at 60k, but manual says 120k... which should I follow? Oil Change - always...
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