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  1. is this dealer service package worth it?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    7.5k package ($130) include oil change + filter change, tyre rotation, as well as a list of inspections, I believe those inspections are listed in the owner manual as well. 15k package ($240) includes above, plus cabin air filter change, as well as fuel tank air filter inspection, vapor hose...
  2. Had my soul serviced when 6month old due to a tricky website

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I am a relatively new owner of 19soul. I found a website ( claiming itself soul's maintenance manual. It suggests first service to be done at 7500mi OR 6 MONTH. however the user manual says service should be done every 7500mi or 12month, including the first one I believed in the...
  3. Service schedule 2019 Soul

    I have a bit of problem with dealer-recommended service schedule for so called 'severe driving conditions' in southern Ontario. With high quality, fully synthetic 5W20 oil, there is no reason I can see for adopting the dealer's recommended schedule as compared to following the factory...
  4. Soul 2011, 2.0L, service repair manual?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Does anyone here have the Service Manual for a 2011 Soul, 2.0L engine? And is willing to share it? I have the 2012 SM (both engines), and although the body and suspension are identical, the engine and transmission are different. And the steering is electrical, not hydraulic. I see the 2011 for...
  5. My first experience for service at the dealer

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I brought our 2017 in with 13,000 miles for an oil change and tire rotation yesterday at the express service center. I have to say I was very happy with the experience. I drove in at 10:00 and was out by 10:35. I had some coupons and the total with taxes/fees etc. was $40.14. The car had...
  6. Kia Service ripoff ???????

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Was talking to a 10 year Kia repairman the other day about the issues with the 2.0 engines in the Sorento, Sportage and Optima. He told me That the Kia dealers buy and use cheap oil causing the engine to wear down quicker over time . Making more money in their service Dept. Has anyone heard...
  7. When to get dealer service vs independent

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I have a 2018 Exclaim and our dealers have very high prices and are 45 minutes away. I am coming up on 1500 miles when I usually get the oil and filter changed and go with pure synthetic. My question is whether I should go to the dealer or work with an independent for this service, and which...
  8. Full service tranny oil change 1.6 auto

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    DIY full service tranny oil change 1.6 auto As promised I was going to post how to do a DIY full tranny oil change the right way without using any kind of machine or paying ridiculous dealer prices. Sorry if the pictures come out sideways if someone can fix them I would appreciate it. Tools...
  9. How much did you pay for your 30K service?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    So my car just hit 29K miles & will be in need of the 30K major service...called some dealerships here in the San Diego area, prices ranged from $400-$620, they were all willing to knock off $60 since I do my own air/cabin filters (drive in the desert a lot). How much did you pay for yours...
  10. Kia Soul 2015 Workshop Service Repair Manual .... confusion

    How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    A while back a fellow forum participant kindly posted a link to a manual available via Cost: US$14.95. I bought it, downloaded it and it tells me the manual is for a Kia Soul 2014-2014. Is that a typo? The website indicated that I was purchasing a 2015 manual. The...
  11. M6 trans service at the local dealer?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Today was my first visit to my local Kia dealer for a oil change on a new to me 2015 base M6. I asked for a quote on a trans drain and fill and was quoted 150.00 plus tax. Ouch. It might take the tech 10 minutes to drain and fill a manual trans with 2 quarts of fluid. Why so much?
  12. 2015 M6 trans service

    How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    I need instructions on a manual trans fluid change please. What is the best fluid choice for the hot Florida climate?
  13. Kia Soul 2014-2018 Service Manuals

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    For all Kia Soul cars, there are available for read, free, the Owner manuals: Kia Soul owners manuals, user guides, repair, service manuals Also there there are the invaluable (for a DIY guy) Service Manuals for the second gen Soul, but not for the first gen. The site used to let you download...
  14. Rollover Addendum Service Campaign

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Just got this letter in the mail yesterday. Is this a new campaign or something old that I'm just receiving after 3 months of ownership? Long story short... its a page that was missing from the owners manual effecting Gen I, Gen II and EVs about rollover risk.
  15. First Service at 7,500 miles

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Finally put 7,500 on the Soul. Dropped it off at the dealer for the first 7,500 mile service. Picked it up and realized they only did oil change. Tech said that the other things were not needed yet. Also surprised that the OEM oil is a blend and not full synthetic yet they advise that it lasts...
  16. Really good service, Hard to find

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    After reading so many complaints about poor service at Kia dealers, I'm just tickled silly that I get such GOOD service from Citrus Kia, Crystal River, FL. Two days ago, I got a brand new Key Fob, from my Kia dealer, FREE, under warranty. Today I called the same service writer that took such...
  17. Is this website of technical service bulletins accurate?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1) There aren't any recalls out for my 2013 1.6L auto, but I noticed a bunch of TSBs here that I didn't find in this thread: The last time I took my car in for...
  18. 'Severe weather' 1234 service schedule?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Any know for sure if this schedule offered by the dealer is an official Kia recommended service schedule or a dealer recommended service schedule? Confused.:confusion:
  19. Shop / Service Manual?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I've had Haynes shop manuals for other cars and motorcycles in the past, but they don't appear to have one available for the Soul. Are there any other similar options out there for the 2nd gen Soul? FWIW I'm not a mechanic, and highly unlikely to do much / any actual work on the car myself...
  20. First Service - 3,500 Miles

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hi, gang! I took my little Cocoa to the dealership for her first service. The service advisor knew right off the bat that I was "old-school", meaning that I bought my car in for her first service at 3,000 - 3,500. He told me that nowadays, cars go to 5,000 for their first service. I was like...