Transmission Services for 1996 Kia Sephia

Why is Your 1996 Sephia’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Sephia’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Kia Sephia transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Kia Sephia transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Sephia’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 1996 Sephias

Kia recommends having your Sephia's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1996 Kia Sephias at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1996 Sephia 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.

Kia Sephia Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Kia Sephia transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Sephia’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.

Questions About 1996 Kia Sephia’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Kia? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for 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 light the load might seem. 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 Sephia is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Sephia's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1996 Sephia’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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Kia Sephia Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1996 Sephia, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.