2009 Kia Optima Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 2009 Optima’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose 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. 2009 Kia Optima transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Kia Optima transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Optima’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2009 Optimas

Kia recommends having your Optima's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, your Optima differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Kia-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 2009 Optima 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 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 check out your Optima’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2009 Kia Optima Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your 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 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. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my Optima's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? 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.

Show Your Kia Optima’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Optima today.