Transmission Services for 2016 Kia Soul EV

What’s the Importance of Your 2016 Soul EV’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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 Soul EV’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2016 Kia Soul EV transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Kia Soul EV transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Soul EV at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2016 Soul EVs

Your Soul EV’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Kia. First off, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2016 Kia Soul EVs at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2016 Soul EV services and perform them according to Kia-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Soul EV’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Kia Soul EV Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Kia Soul EV transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Soul EV'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 trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2016 Kia Soul EV Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Kia's brakes? 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.
  • How much can my Kia tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. Defying your Soul EV towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Soul EV is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Soul EV transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Kia Soul EV’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.

Take Time for Your Kia Soul EV Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2016 Soul EV, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.