Kia will have the same filter. I'm not sure which engine you have, but
of their models will use the same filter. Your local Kia dealer should
able to do most maintenance. Purportedly, the Kia Sorento is to be the
sister to the Santa Fe. Not sure whether this has occurred. I figure
worst that'll happen is that they'll need to put in an aftermarket air
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To add to HT's notes, our neighbor has the Kia mini-van (sister to
Hyundai's). Our nearest Kia dealer is 110 miles away. I spoke to our Hyundai
service manager and he stated that he can do maintenance work and not void
any warranty. Warranty work, however must be done at the Kia dealer.
She's elderly and has been driving to Las Vegas for oil changes, etc. Now
with the price of fuel, she'll use our local Hyundai dearler!
Routine maintenance, such as oil and filter changes, plugs, etc, can be done
by any shop or DIY and not void the warranty. Just save the receipts to show
the work has been done as required by the maintenance schedule.
I appreciate both comments, thanks!
I realized I can get normal maintenance most anywhere but there are a lot of
horror stories with the quick lube places. For the past year, I've been
taking my wife's Santa Fe to them and pressing my nose to the observation
window to be sure they don't screw up. Then it dawned on me we have a local
Kia place so why not take it to some place where hopefully people are
trained to do the job right.
Again - Thanks.
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