Transmission Services for 2017 Kia Optima

Why is Your 2017 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 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. 2017 Kia Optima transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Kia Optima transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Optima’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2017 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 expert techs are familiar with 2017 Optima services and perform them according to Kia-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

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 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 repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2017 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Kia? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my Optima's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Kia Optima transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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.