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Maintenance during warranty
New to the forum. My wife purchased an 2013 Rio. It is now at 5000Km. I have always done the maintenance on every car I have had for the past 40 years. But now, this is the first truly brand spanking new car we have owned. Looking through the manual in the maintenance section, it is stated
[B]"This section gives instructions only for the maintenance items that are easy to perform. Several procedures can be done only by an authorized Kia dealer with special tools. Improper maintenance during the warranty period may affect warranty coverage."[/B]
Now, I planned to use the severe driving charts and change the oil every 6 to 8000Km. I will be using pure synthetic oil in the 5W30 range. I see Kia recomends 5W20 which I can also get but thought this was on the low side for the +30 degrees C we have been getting up here in the summer for the past couple of years (Montreal,Qc, Canada). I was also planning on doing the rest on the normal maintenance chart. Here lies the problem; my wife drives roughly 6 to 8000 Km a year. Maintenance states time or mileage, whichever comes first. Now I don't want to throw away synthetic that has 4000 Km at $45.00 a gallon for nothing.
To sum it up, can I do my own maintenance on a new car and will I be covered under warranty? If so, what do I need as far as proof? Thanks for your help.