2019 Kia Optima Transmission Service & Repairs

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, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Optima’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 2019 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 find that your Optima isn’t working at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2019 Optimas

Kia recommends having your Optima's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Optima should be exchanged regularly with Kia-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2019  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 Cost

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 preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2019 Kia Optima’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my Kia's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Kia tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Optima’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Optima's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

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.