2012 Kia Sportage Transmission Service

Why is Your 2012 Sportage’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 2012 Kia Sportage transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Kia Sportage transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Sportage’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2012 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 technicians know how to service your 2012 Sportage up to Kia-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your Kia running for miles and miles.

Kia Sportage Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Kia Sportage transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 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 preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2012 Kia Sportage’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Kia? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. 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. 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.
  • How often does my Sportage transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Kia Sportage’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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

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