2016 Kia Forte Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 2016 Forte’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2016 Kia Forte transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Kia Forte transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your Forte isn’t working at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2016 Fortes

According to Kia, your Forte’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, your Forte differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Kia-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 2016 Forte services and perform them according to Kia-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Kia Forte Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Kia Forte transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Forte's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2016 Kia Forte’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Kia? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Kia? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my Forte's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Kia Forte’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Kia's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Kia Forte Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2016 Forte, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.