2021 Kia Rio Transmission Service & Repairs

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. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 2021 Kia Rio transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Kia Rio transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Rio at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2021 Rios

Kia recommends having your Rio's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2021 Kia Rios at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2021  Kia Rio transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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.

How Much Do Kia Rio Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Kia Rio transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with 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 trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2021 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 volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Rio’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my Rio transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Kia Rio’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for Kia Rio Transmission Service

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