EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Oil & Filter Change Kia Spectra (2004-2009)

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2005 Kia Spectra. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Spectra and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Spectra for potential trouble spots. 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 Spectra. For most Kias, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. If you can't do this, see our parts page to find a Kia Spectra oil filter wrench. If your Spectra is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Spectra.

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 it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Spectra. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Open Hood How To 2004-2009 Kia Spectra
    How to open the hood

    Because you have to start somewhere

    2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
  • Third Brake Light Bulb Change Kia Spectra (2004-2009)
    Change center stop light

    Don't be the guy with your third brake light burnt out

    2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
  • How to Add Coolant: Kia Spectra (2004-2009)
    Add antifreeze

    Low coolant levels is all to common - top yours up today

    2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
  • How to Clean Battery Corrosion: 2004-2009 Kia Spectra
    Clean the gunk off of your battery

    If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner

    2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
  • 2004-2009 Kia Spectra Hose Check
    Checking coolant hoses

    Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often

    2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
  • Front Turn Signal Change Kia Spectra (2004-2009)
    Replace the front turn signal

    If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

    2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
  • See all videos for the 2005 Hyundai Elantra
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools