Transmission fluid acts as a lubricant and hydraulic liquid for your transmission. It plays a vital role in the operation of your powertrain, helping transfer the energy that your Kia needs to move. But like nearly all fluids in your vehicle, transmission fluid is susceptible to contamination, oxidation, and leaks, affecting performance. When it is time for a transmission fluid exchange service, you can trust our expert team at Oakes Kia to get the job done right. Our state-of-the-art service center is open Monday through Friday and is conveniently located in North Kansas City, MO. Learn why and when you should replace your transmission fluid on this page.
Transmission fluid cycles throughout your transmission, providing lubrication and hydraulic energy to components such as your torque converter, bearings, and other internal parts. The more miles you put on your transmission, the more that its fluid will collect particles and oxidize. Going too long in between transmission fluid exchanges can put your transmission at risk for all sorts of problems, including an expensive transmission failure. A transmission fluid exchange gives your transmission fresh, clean fluid to operate with.
Old, contaminated, or depleted transmission fluid can wreak havoc on your transmission. In some cases, you’ll begin to notice signs of transmission trouble, including difficulty getting up to or staying in gear or jerky shifting. Regular transmission fluid exchanges are vital to avoid these problems. While different vehicles recommend different service intervals, you should generally have your transmission fluid exchanged between every 30,000 and 60,000 miles.
No matter what kind of Kia you drive, a Sorento or a Soul, an automatic or a manual, we invite you to choose Oakes Kia for your next transmission fluid exchange. We employ a team of Kia-certified technicians with extensive experience performing transmission fluid exchanges using genuine OEM transmission fluid. To top it all off, all of our vehicle services include a complimentary multi-point inspection.
Keep your Kia maintained to factory standards with a transmission fluid exchange from our experts at Oakes Kia. We offer many different service amenities and conveniences, including a courtesy transportation shuttle and a comfortable lounge area with snacks and beverages. To find a time for service, simply visit our online scheduling tool, or give us a call during business hours. Our service center is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM and from 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Saturdays.