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Kia Rio Care & Maintenance



  • I just got in myself and don't see many posters on here, which upsets me. I guess they just don't like to talk. I do. Anyway, I will respond a bit later when I can think straight. Right now, I can hardly keep my eyes open. later
  • Hey Max. got some sleep. I am a little bit sleepy still, so I won't be too long. I have a 5 speed, and it is a Rio5. I have about 400 miles left before I hit 3k for my next oil change. Which I won't do at 3k. I am heading out for a week in Oct. first week, and will put around1300 miles on it. Then I will change it when I get back. I don't see the use in changing at 3k when the manu./manual tells you 7500. That cannot be held against you if there is a warranty problem. You go by the book, you are ok. If you keep receipts, of course. I will change oil more often in the summertime. It gets hotter, the oil gets hotter, burns faster, thus, breaks down quicker. Long trips, over 50 miles also get the engine hot as is the oil. Wintertime, one word or two? I let the oil go longer because it lasts longer when it is cooler. But, the oil filter is another solution to keeping a clean engine. You don't have to have a six dollar oil filter. A two dollar oil filter will do just fine, like Campbells soup to Kroger soup. Not much difference, if any. The thing is, if you change the oil filter often, you keep cleaner oil. It is cheaper to change the oil filter only rather paying to have the oil and filter changed. If you don't change your oil, then it may be more difficult to change just the filter. On the Rio though, it is so simple, it being in front, and protruding outward, so only oil you lose is what is in the filter. Replace a cup full and go on. Changing the oil filter every two thousand miles keeps the oil cleaner, saves you on complete oil changes, and you get to see what your engine is doing. Most people don't even look at their engines any longer. I buy three oil filters at a time and when they are gone, it is time to change the oil, unless of course, it is summertime. Ok, change oil in November, run 6k miles on the car. Change the filter at 2k. It will take me four months to put 6k miles on the car. March rolls around, change the oil, remembering to change the filter every 2k, and then run 4500 miles before changing oil. Then, it is 3k when I change it. That will take me to around August, and it is hot, and then back to Nov. Not hard to keep up with. Just have it jotted down in front of you when you are on your puter. Oil changes at the dealer run around 24.95 or more. Val instant runs around the same, probably more, and firestone is about the cheapest at 16.95, but you have to wait, and they don't do much else. Oh, I said I was going to be short. I filled up today and recorded 42 mpg. I put 2.1 gallons in it. I still stop every 75 to 105 miles and fill up. It is better for me, and my wife doesn't run out of fuel, like most will do if left up to them. Don't hate me for that. It is a natural fact. I didn't come up with it. Anyway, let me know how the mileage is going. later
  • Everyone busy??? I certainly am, and taking out time to write about my Rio. I love it. I should have bought the two together when they offered it. Two for 222.00 a month, if not paying for it right off. Gas mileage is getting better. Getting an average of 42 mpg now. Of course, I am an excellent drive, better than 98 % of the people that have a license. And know how to get good mileage. You don't, and you should. Gas is coming down in price now, after having enough money for the congressmen/women children all to pay for eight years of college. Isn't it grand to sit back and eat out everyday at Red Lobster, 5th Quarter, etc. and not have to pay for it, knowing all the while, we tax payers are paying thru the nose for it??? Isn't it just wonderful to be able to contribute so much??? Isn't it wonderful, no just marvelous to know we tax payers pay so much for flood victims in Louisianna to move them to shelters, pay for their food, clothing, alcohol, and what not only to be begged by the red cross for more money donations, because they are running low, due to all the victims??? Isn't is just wonderful that we tax payers can pay for the stupid mess AIG, Merrill Lynch, and the others get themselves into??? Why would we turn them down??? It is only right we pay for their misguidings, lies, cheaters, insurance fraud, embezelments, thiefs, and just down right mismangagement??? Look what they do for the taxpayers. They give us the right to charge what they want for insurance. They give us the right to know we are protected against theft, loss, fire, etc. only don't get murdered, less they pay for that, NOT!!! Congress is selling this country out to anyone that has enough money to fill eighteen banks with money for their purpose. That is eighteen each, and there are a lot of congressment/women. If I am wrong, then why don't they ok drilling for OUR OWN OIL??? Why do they pay for someone's mistake that has nothing to do with american taxpayers??? We pay. They take. And take. We get nothing but to sit back and watch our money spent on lobster dinners. We get to live here free. Heck, we did that back in the sixties when they weren't taking so much of our money. Now, the wages have gone back to under what was paid in the 80's and we still pay taxes according to 2008. Real estate taxes haven't gone down, but our value in our homes has!!! Get mad people. Do something people. Quit your job and let someone else pay for cheese giveaways to the ones that won't work, and will only accept food stamps because they allow it. If we stopped working, America would fold, because all the billions of dollars, and I mean hundreds of billions of dollars sitting in banks that are owned by all the congressmen/women, senators, legislators, will never be touched and when this earth no longer exist as we know it today, all those billions upon billions of dollars, that could have helped all the sad, poor, hungry, ill, old, will be burned to a crisp. All in the name of GREED!!!
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Manson, WAPosts: 7,236
    there, boughtrio5. And no, it's sad material, just wanted to state that you expressed yourself very well in your post. Adds up to a whole lot of dishonesty, dishonesty that the man upstairs sees, even if the dorks running things down here think they are so high and mighty. I include the Hollywood elite in there and Oprah as well. Throw Donald Trump and Dennis Rodman in, too. Include the lovely tattoos, for sure. Carry on and carry the stick you feel you ought to carry...and enjoy your Kia Rio's, too, that you all will take good care of. :shades:

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • jt34jt34 Posts: 1
    umm, just a thought...You seem to have pulled the race card here. You kept saying that race had nothing to do with it. Then why mention it at all? Just an observation that may save you some criticism in the future.
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