2018 Kia Rio Transmission Service

What Does Your Kia Rio Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Rio’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 2018 Kia Rio transmission problems could include 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 don’t pay attention to Kia Rio transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Rio’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2018 Rios

Kia recommends having your Rio's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2018 Kia Rios at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2018 Rio up to Kia-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Rio’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

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 give your Rio a check-up so you can make informed service and repair 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.

Questions About 2018 Kia Rio’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your Kia's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Kia? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Rio’s towing capacity. 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? 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.

Brake for Kia Rio Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2018 Rio, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.