2018 Kia Optima Transmission Service

What Does Your Kia Optima Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. 2018 Kia Optima transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Kia Optima transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Optima at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2018 Optimas

Kia recommends having your Optima's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2018 Kia Optimas at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2018 Optima up to Kia-recommended standards. 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 do our best to keep Kia Optima transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 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 transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2018 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. 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 offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. 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.
  • How often does my Optima transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2018 Optima’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

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.