2016 Kia Sportage Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 2016 Sportage’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Kia Sportage transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, 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 discover that your Sportage’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2016 Sportages

According to Kia, your Sportage’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, your Sportage differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Kia-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 2016  Kia Sportage transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your Sportage’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Kia Sportage Transmission Service Pricing

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 repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2016 Kia Sportage’s Transmission

  • 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. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Kia Sportage? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Sportage’s towing capacity. 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? Maintaining your Kia Sportage transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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.

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 2016 Sportage, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.