2013 Kia Sportage Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 2013 Sportage’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose 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. 2013 Kia Sportage transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Kia Sportage transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Sportage’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2013 Sportages

Your Sportage’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Kia. 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 2013 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 engine running at peak performance.

Kia Sportage Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Kia Sportage transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Sportage's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2013 Kia Sportage Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my 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.
  • 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. 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? 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Brake for Kia Sportage Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2013 Sportage, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.