2008 Kia Optima Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 2008 Optima’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Optima’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Kia Optima transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Kia Optima transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Optima at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2008 Optimas

Your Optima’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Kia. 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 2008 Optima up to Kia-recommended standards. 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 diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Kia Optima Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Kia Optima transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Optima's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2008 Kia Optima Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Kia's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. 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 a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your Optima towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. 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.
  • Does my Optima's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Kia Optima’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 Optima Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2008 Optima, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.