2006 Kia Optima Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Kia Optima Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. 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, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Kia Optima transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that your Optima isn’t working at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2006 Optimas

According to Kia, your Optima’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, your Optima differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Kia-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 2006 Optima up to Kia-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Optima’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Kia Optima Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Kia Optima transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Optima’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2006 Kia Optima Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Kia's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Kia Optima? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. 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? Maintaining your Kia Optima transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Kia. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Brake for Kia Optima Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2006 Optima, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.