Transmission Services for 2011 Kia Optima

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. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’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 or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Kia Optima transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Optima at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2011 Optimas

According to Kia, your Optima’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, your Optima differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Kia-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 2011  Kia Optima transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your Optima’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Kia running for miles and miles.

How Much Do Kia Optima Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Kia Optima transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 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 vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2011 Kia Optima Questions & Answers

  • 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Kia tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. 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.
  • How often does my Optima transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Kia Optima’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Brake for Kia Optima Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2011 Optima, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.