2010 Kia Optima Transmission Service

Why is Your 2010 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. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2010 Kia Optima transmission problems could include 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 Optima transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Optima’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2010 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 expert techs are familiar with 2010 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 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. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with 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 repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2010 Kia Optima’s Transmission

  • 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.
  • How much can my Kia tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Optima’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Optima's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2010 Optima’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

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 2010 Optima, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.