2012 Kia Sorento Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 2012 Sorento’s Transmission?

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 Sorento’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2012 Kia Sorento transmission problems can show up 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 ignore Kia Sorento transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Sorento at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2012 Sorentos

According to Kia, your Sorento’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, your Sorento differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Kia-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 2012 Sorento services and perform them according to Kia-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Sorento’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Kia Sorento Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Kia Sorento 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 inspect your Sorento's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2012 Kia Sorento’s Transmission

  • 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 my Kia tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your Sorento towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my Sorento's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Kia Sorento’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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Show Your Kia Sorento’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2012 Sorento, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.