1996 Kia Sportage Transmission Service & Repairs

1996 Kia Sportage Maintenance Schedule

When is the best time to get transmission services for your 1996 Kia Sportage?

What’s the Importance of Your 1996 Sportage’s Transmission?

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 Sportage’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Kia Sportage transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Kia Sportage transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Sportage’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 1996 Sportages

Kia recommends having your Sportage's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1996 Kia Sportages at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1996 Sportage up to Kia-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Sportage’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Kia Sportage Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Kia Sportage transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Sportage a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1996 Kia Sportage’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my Kia's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Kia Sportage? 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 Sportage is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Sportage's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1996 Sportage’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Kia, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Kia Sportage Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.