2013 Kia Rio Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 2013 Rio’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 Rio’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Kia Rio transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Kia Rio transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Rio at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2013 Rios

According to Kia, your Rio’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, your Rio differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Kia-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 2013 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 Kia running for miles and miles.

Kia Rio Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Kia Rio transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Rio’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission 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.

2013 Kia Rio Transmission Q&A

  • 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to 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. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. 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.
  • How often does my Rio transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your Kia Rio transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Kia Rio Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2013 Rio, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.