2013 Kia Optima Transmission Service

Why is Your 2013 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. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Kia Optima transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under 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 2013 Optimas

Kia recommends having your Optima's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your Optima should be exchanged regularly with Kia-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2013  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.

Kia Optima Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Kia Optima transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with 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 repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2013 Kia Optima Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Kia's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Kia tow?   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.
  • 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. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Kia, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

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.