Transmission Services for 2014 Kia Optima

What Does Your Kia Optima Transmission Do?

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. 2014 Kia Optima transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Kia Optima transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Optima’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2014 Optimas

Kia recommends having your Optima's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2014 Kia Optimas at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2014 Optima services and perform them according to Kia-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Optima’s transmission, book 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. 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 transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2014 Kia Optima Transmission Q&A

  • 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Kia? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your Optima towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my Optima's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2014 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

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.