1998 Kia Sportage Transmission Service

1998 Kia Sportage Service Schedule

When is the best time to get transmission services for your 1998 Kia Sportage?

What’s the Importance of Your 1998 Sportage’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1998 Kia Sportage transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Kia Sportage transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Sportage at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Sportages

According to Kia, your Sportage’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1998 Kia Sportages at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1998 Sportage services and perform them according to Kia-recommended specifications. 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 Kia running for miles and miles.

Kia Sportage Transmission Service 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 check out your Sportage’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1998 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 small it is. Defying your Sportage towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. 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.
  • Does my Sportage's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Kia Sportage’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Kia Sportage Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1998 Sportage, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.