1997 Kia Sportage Transmission Service & Repairs

1997 Kia Sportage Maintenance Schedule

When is the best time to get transmission services for your 1997 Kia Sportage?

What’s the Importance of Your 1997 Sportage’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Sportage’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1997 Kia Sportage transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Kia Sportage transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your Sportage isn’t working at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 1997 Sportages

Your Sportage’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Kia. First off, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1997 Kia Sportages at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1997  Kia Sportage transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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.

How Much Do Kia Sportage Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Kia Sportage transmission repairs and services. 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 transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1997 Kia Sportage Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Kia? 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.
  • What can I tow in a Kia? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, 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? Maintaining your Kia Sportage transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Show Your Kia Sportage’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1997 Sportage, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.