2009 Kia Spectra Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 2009 Spectra’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 2009 Kia Spectra transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Kia Spectra transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Spectra at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2009 Spectras

Kia recommends having your Spectra's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2009 Kia Spectras at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2009 Spectra up to Kia-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Spectra’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Kia Spectra Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Kia Spectra transmission fluid changes and repairs 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 Spectra’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2009 Kia Spectra Transmission Q&A

  • 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 my Kia tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your Spectra towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Spectra is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Spectra transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Kia Spectra’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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Show Your Kia Spectra’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Spectra today.