Transmission Services for 2020 Kia Optima

What’s the Importance of Your 2020 Optima’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2020 Kia Optima transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Kia Optima transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Optima’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2020 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 2020 Kia Optimas at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2020 Optima up to Kia-recommended standards. 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 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 repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2020 Kia Optima Questions & Answers

  • 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. 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 small. Defying your Optima towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. 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

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