1999 Kia Sportage Transmission Service

1999 Kia Sportage Maintenance Schedule

When is it time for 1999 Kia Sportage transmission service or repair?

Why is Your 1999 Sportage’s Transmission So Important?

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1999 Kia Sportage transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Kia Sportage transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your Sportage isn’t working at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 1999 Sportages

Kia recommends having your Sportage's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, your Sportage differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Kia-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1999 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 diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

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 routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1999 Kia Sportage Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Kia's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Kia? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. Defying your Sportage towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Sportage's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1999 Sportage’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Kia. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

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 1999 Sportage, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.