2018 Kia Sportage Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 2018 Sportage’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2018 Kia Sportage transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Kia Sportage transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Sportage’s not even driveable.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2018 Sportages

According to Kia, your Sportage’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, your Sportage differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Kia-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 2018 Sportage up to Kia-recommended standards. 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 do our best to keep Kia Sportage transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with 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 transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2018 Kia Sportage Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Kia? 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 weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. 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 2018 Sportage’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Kia Sportage Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Sportage today.