2017 Kia Soul EV Transmission Service

Why is Your 2017 Soul EV’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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 Soul EV’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 2017 Kia Soul EV transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Kia Soul EV transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Soul EV’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2017 Soul EVs

Kia recommends having your Soul EV's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2017 Kia Soul EVs at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2017  Kia Soul EV transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Kia Soul EV Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Kia Soul EV transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car 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 preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2017 Kia Soul EV Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Kia? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Kia Soul EV? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my Soul EV's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2017 Soul EV’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. 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 2017 Soul EV, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.