2016 Kia Optima: We Forgot Something
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on August 30, 2016
We're closing in on 10,000 miles in our long-term 2016 Kia Optima. While this is all well and good, there's one small problem: we forgot to take our Optima to a dealer for its first 7,500-mile service.
Oops. I've since called my local Kia dealer and we're all set for a service appointment a couple of days from now. But I've got a few possible explanations for our negligence:
1) The Optima's service reminder feature wasn't turned on. Either somebody on our team mistakenly turned it off or it was never activated to begin with. Excuse: the car didn't tell us, therefore it's not our fault.
2) We have a summer intern, Cole. He's a great guy and very helpful. But this is the kind of thing that interns are for. Excuse: It's the intern's fault! He should have noticed we were past due for service.
3) The summer Olympics, presidential elections and Pokemon Go. Excuse: Who has time for remembering service intervals?
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 9,880 miles