What are the Maintenance Intervals for the 2021 Kia Seltos?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Seltos, Manufacturer Information, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 7:42 pm
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2021 Kia Seltos Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

When buying a new car, it’s important to stay on top of manufacturer-recommended maintenance intervals. There are several benefits of staying on top of preventative maintenance, but most importantly, it keeps your vehicle in optimal condition and helps expand the lifespan of your vehicle and its different components. If you’ve purchased a 2021 Kia Seltos and are curious about the maintenance service schedule and factory recommended maintenance intervals, continue reading to learn more.

2021 Kia Seltos Maintenance Schedule

Below is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2021 Kia Seltos under normal driving conditions.

Service Maintenance Interval
Engine Oil & Engine Oil Filter Inspect for First Year / 2,000 KM, Replace Every year / 1,000 KM
Coolant Inspect Every Service, Replace After 6 Years, Then Routinely Every 2 Years / 24,000 KM
Drive Belts Inspect Every 2 Years
Vacuum Hoses and Crankcase ventilation hoses Inspect Annually After First 6 Months
Spark Plugs Replace Every 70,000 KM with Kappa 1.4 T-GDI / Every 100,000 KM with Gamma II 1.5 MPI
Automatic Transmission Fluid No Service Required
Dual Clutch and Manual Transmission Fluid 7 years or 60,000 miles
Air Cleaner Filter Inspect After First 6 Months, Then Replace Annually
Brake and Clutch Fluid Replace Every 2 Years and Inspect Annually

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2021 Kia Seltos Maintenance Schedule Under Severe Driving Conditions

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When you drive your Kia Seltos in severe driving conditions, your vehicle requires more routine maintenance. Severe driving conditions include freezing temperatures, low driving speeds for long distances, driving on rough, dusty, muddy, gravel roads, driving uphill or downhill regularly, towing a trailer or camper or driving in stop-and-go traffic. If you are driving in any of these conditions regularly, consider following the maintenance schedule for severe driving conditions below.

Service Maintenance Interval
Engine Oil and Engine Oil Filter 5,000 KM or 6 Months
Air Cleaner Filter Inspect More Frequently
Spark Plugs Inspect More Frequently
Intelligent Variable Transmission / Automatic Transmission Fluid 90,000 KM
Dual Clutch Transmission / Manual Transmission Fluid Every 120,000 KM

In addition to having the services in the table above done more routinely, you should also inspect several components of your vehicle more often. These include the air filter cleaner, brake discs, pads, calipers, rotors, parking brake, suspension ball joints, driveshafts, spark plugs and climate control air filter. If you have any questions, read through your 2021 Kia Seltos owner’s manual or speak with a member of the Hometown Kia Service Center. Thanks for reading!