What Does My Kia's Transmission Do?

Simply put, your transmission sends power to your wheels to ensure that you are getting convenient speed while driving and does so by shifting the gears of your vehicle when needed. There are two kinds of transmissions on Kia vehicles: a manual transmission and an automatic transmission. With a manual transmission, the operator adjusts gears using both the vehicle's clutch pedal and a gear shifter that is located near the center console and the emergency brake. An automatic transmission simply requires a operator to shift the vehicle into drive if they would like to move forward; the transmission makes the adjustment for them without having to shift in and out of specific gear.

Your Kia Transmission Specialists In Tampa Bay - Near Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Clearwater and Brandon

Your one stop for all of your transmission repair needs is Courtesy Kia of Brandon! Courtesy Kia of Brandon is equally adept with the smaller maintenance and routine services as it is with the larger ones, and that goes for your transmission as well. We understand the importance of your transmission to your Kia and know that without it in working order, you're in colossal trouble. Depend on Courtesy Kia of Brandon to give you a fair, judicious quote, amiable service, and, most importantly, a fix to your vehicle's transmission issues. Kia drivers from all over Tampa Bay, including Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Clearwater and Brandon know that they can turn to us for all of their service needs because they're familiar of our reputation and have been coming to us for years.

How Does Transmission Fluid Work With My Transmission?

Transmission fluid is a lubricating liquid that runs throughout the transmissions that not only keeps it running properly, but also regulates temperature (if you're driving an automatic transmission vehicle). While automatic transmission vehicles require a specific type of transmission fluid, manual transmissions either need motor oil to do the same function or, in some cases, can use the same transmission fluid that automatic vehicles take. You'll want to check your Kia's manual or speak to a service advisor or technician here at Courtesy Kia of Brandon to get a better read of which transmission fluid works the finest with your vehicle.

How Do I Know When My Transmission Has Gone Bad Or Needs Service?

Learn some of the basic warning signs of a bad or failing transmission so you know what to listen for or be familiar of when driving on the roads. If you experience these symptoms, take your vehicle to Courtesy Kia of Brandon immediately to have your Kia serviced by our expert, highly-trained technicians:
  • Inability to change gears, or slipping gears
  • Fluid leak
  • A burning smell coming from your engine, or transmission
  • Your check engine light comes on
  • Grinding noises, or other sounds like humming or clicking
While this is not an exhaustive list, one, or several, of these signs could be an indicator that something has gone wrong with your vehicle. It's finest to act quickly to get your vehicle into our service department as soon as achievable as ignoring these symptoms or signs could mean that you're on the hook for a major repair and, in turn, other money out of your pocket that you didn't anticipate spending in the first place.