2012 Kia Optima Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 2012 Optima’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. 2012 Kia Optima transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Kia Optima transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Optima at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2012 Optimas

Your Optima’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Kia. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Optima should be exchanged regularly with Kia-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2012 Optima services and perform them according to Kia-recommended specifications. 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 to keep the average cost for Kia Optima transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Optima a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2012 Kia Optima’s Transmission

  • 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 offering to tow something for a friend, 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Brake for Kia Optima Transmission Service

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.