2012 Kia Rio Transmission Service

Why is Your 2012 Rio’s Transmission So Important?

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, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 2012 Kia Rio transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Kia Rio transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Rio at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2012 Rios

Your Rio’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Kia. Specifically, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2012 Kia Rios at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2012 Rio 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.

Kia Rio Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Kia Rio transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Rio a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2012 Kia Rio Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Kia? 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 Rio? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. Defying your Rio towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Rio is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Rio's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2012 Rio’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. 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.

Show Your Kia Rio’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Rio today.