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I have taken my gorgeous, amazing Kia Soul to a variety of different locations for oil changes. Once to the Kia dealer, where i purchased it. Once to Midas (where i was over-charged!), and once to a AAA garage, where they were super nice and cheap, and once to Wal-Mart where they turned me away ("we don't do oil changes on 2010 cars"!!!)
Anyways, i've heard so many different things from mechanics, so i'd like to know, HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY OIL?
3000 miles? 5000 miles? more?

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Kia says every 7500 miles as long as you don't drive under harsh conditions.

I go every 5000-6000 miles using full synthetic oil. I most likely could go longer but why chance it.

My father has a prius hybrid and he doesn't change his oil until he hits 10,000 miles since the last oil change.
 

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#bodycount - what is considered "harsh conditions"?
(i drive in the city and on the highway. its south carolina, so the roads are pretty bad, but its not terrible....)
 

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7500 miles using Royal Purple oil and their filter. No problems. Just follow the book.
 

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#bodycount - what is considered "harsh conditions"?
(i drive in the city and on the highway. its south carolina, so the roads are pretty bad, but its not terrible....)
Heads up, everyone: it is not at all difficult to qualify for what the owner's manual deems "extreme conditions." Check your OM's maintenance schedule for details. Things as innocuous as living where roads are salted, coastal areas, dusty areas, etc., even living close to work--frequent trips under 5 miles--will HALVE the intervals on the "standard" maintenance schedule. We have to get our Souls' underbody flushed ONCE PER WEEK to maintain the rust/perforation warranty.:eek: This is ludicrous. I'm expecting to read of lots of warranty service rejections down the road. Think KIA CS is going to believe "yes, I did the high-pressure underbody flush at home--every week, just like the book says..."?:mad:
 

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wonder what Kia are gonna make of the underside of my car at the inspections coated in Cow pooh!....the stuff is absolutely bulletproof......i genuinely cant wash the stuff off, it dries like fluffy concrete. My car is either gonna last for ever and stink to high heaven or crack under the weight!.
 

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Back on topic.....I change my oil every 5,000 miles using a synthetic blend. ;)
 

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I change it every 7500 miles using Royal Purple and the Kia oil filter.
I just had my first oil change at 1900 miles. My dealer includes 3 free oil changes with new car purchase. I plan on running the oil they used for 2500-3000 miles and then going to synthetic. I checked and they will put in what I supply.

After that I will most likely change oil twice a year, I only drive 8-10k a year. So probably will change every 5000 miles. I planned on going to Mobile One, but may consider Royal Purple.

What can you tell me about the Royal Purple, and what makes it worth the extra over Mobile One?
 

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Mobile One is gerat oil but I choose to go with Royal Purple, and there filter.Their warrenty is 150,000 miles.
 

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normally change oil in my cars every 3k but after first flush @ 1k with this one, am doing 5k and might even follow the manual b/c don't plan on keeping it for years like others...
 

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I have looked for a manual online (I think my wife took my manual inside and has misplaced it) anyway I live in Korea and have the Korean spec'd 2015 Soul with a 1.6L Automatic. I use Mobil1 Full Synthetic (about 4L) can anyone confirm if 7500 miles (about 10,000Km) is safe for a 1.6L? I know they are available as a base option state side. Thanks.
 
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