Across the model line, electric power steering is now included, and an available Flex Steer system lets you choose between Comfort, Normal and Sport modes, changing the steering feel with a button on the steering wheel. It competes in a crowded segment, against some very established nameplates like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta and Ford Focus, as well as the relatively recent Chevrolet Cruze and Dodge Dart. Please help support this website by shopping at. Record the mileage and oil change details in your service record book. There's also a choice between two engines, a fuel-efficient 1.
The Forte has a MacPherson strut-type front suspension and coupled torsion-bean rear setup. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Forte. The other day the check engine light came on. The Forte resists those intrusions more proficiently than the Elantra. The first three steps are to warm up the engine for a few minutes, park the vehicle on a level surface and then shut off the engine. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Forte for potential trouble spots.
Squeeze together the release tabs for the access covers and pull them out of the under engine splash shield. A few touches stand out, including a soft-touch dashboard and carbon fiber pattern around the center console, replacing what could have been additional painted plastic. Most Kias have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Kia Forte oil filter wrench. I'm guessing that the two plastic covers were never replaced after one of the previous oil changes by the first owner of the vehicle. Clean the area around the oil drain bolt socket with a rag or paper towels and re-insert the oil drain bolt by hand a few turns in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded. Tighten the oil drain bolt in the clockwise direction with the 17mm socket and ratcheting wrench to just past hand tight or about 20 to 25 ft-lbs of torque.
Other air filters come with a one year limited warranty. All cars Kia provided to us were in an electric blue exterior paint color and shared equipment like the optional 17-inch wheels. Kia may, from time to time, update its press releases, issue new releases, or publish other information to reflect new information. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. Styling The new styling exhibits a smart, attractive blend of curves and angular lines, and not too much of either. The new chassis teams with additional sound insulation for improved resistance to noise.
Double check that the oil drain bolt and new oil filter are tight before moving on to the next steps. We have 99 reviews on our Air Filter products for the 2014 Kia Forte from previous customers. Plus, the filter media is close to 30% thicker, and can screen out more harmful contaminants than a conventional filter. Have parts delivered straight to your home, or find the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check out our Air Filter stock in-person! A Trunk Golfers Will Love At 14. We here at Auto Parts Warehouse want to make sure you're happy with your car part purchases. Over-the-shoulder visibility to the sides is actually great, with additional quarter windows added to the rear doors.
If the oil drain bolt on your car is equipped with a crush washer, you can either replace it or re-use the washer if it is still in good condition. The vast majority of serpentine belts only require simple tools to replace. Outperforms the others in clean air testing. You may not need to use the entire 5. I recommend buying the oil filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.
The Kia stands out for offering a little more equipment for the same price--as well as some standout comfort options, such as a heated steering wheel and cooled driver's seat. Then raise the front passenger side of the car with the floor jack and securely support it with at least two. See product catalog or visit pureoil. Refer to your owners manual for recommended maintenance schedules for your vehicle. Note: I am not a registered charity. We're here to help with whateveve questions or concerns.
Be sure to check the oil level on the dipstick several times over the next few days and watch your driveway for oil spots that may indicate a leak from the oil drain bolt or oil filter. A lower roofline and additional overall length and width give the new Forte a less frumpy appearance. Quick video of how to do an oil change on a 2014 Kia Forte Koup with the 1. It is far better to have slightly less oil in an engine than to have too much oil in the engine. Visibility is a mixed bag, but not in the traditional way of obstructive pillars.
Both engines include continuously variable valve timing, which helps provide responsiveness over a wide range while enhancing fuel economy. Replace the oil filler cap in the clockwise direction, push down the oil dipstick, run the engine for a few minutes, shut off the engine and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Position the used oil catch container to just below the oil drain bolt. The Premium Package includes heated front seats, a power driver's seat, cooling for the driver's seat, leather upholstery, a power sunroof, push-button start, a Smart Key system and a heated steering wheel. If you have trouble removing the old oil filter, you may need to use a oil filter wrench to loosen it. Just go ahead and call the phone number at the top of the page and a friendly specialist will help you out.