2016 Kia Optima Transmission Service

Show Your Kia Optima’s Transmission Some TLC

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

What Does Your Kia Optima Transmission Do?

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, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Optima’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 2016 Kia Optima transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping 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 your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Optima’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2016 Optimas

Your Optima’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Kia. First off, the transmission fluid in your Optima should be exchanged regularly with Kia-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2016  Kia Optima transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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 diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Kia Optima Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Kia Optima transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Optima’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2016 Kia Optima Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Kia? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. 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 volunteering to tow a moving trailer, 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. 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. 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.