2005 Kia Optima Transmission Service

What Does Your Kia Optima Transmission Do?

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, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Optima’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Kia Optima transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Kia Optima transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Optima at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2005 Optimas

Kia recommends having your Optima's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your Optima should be exchanged regularly with Kia-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2005  Kia Optima transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Optima’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Kia Optima Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Kia Optima transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Optima a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2005 Kia Optima Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Kia? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Kia? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Optima is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Optima transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2005 Optima’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Kia, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Brake for Kia Optima Transmission Service

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.