The drivetrain is responsible for transferring power from your Optima's engine to its wheels. It spans the full length of your Kia, from back to front. It’s a very intricate system of moving parts and is comprised of everything after the engine transmission: driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials, and wheels. When you maintain the drivetrain in your 2012 Kia Optima, you help maintain your vehicle's power. Follow Kia's recommendations for lubricating bearings/gears and checking/changing differential fluids to minimize repairs over time.
Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are not all the same. You don't want to go to any random shop for drivetrain repair. You want to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can fix many 2012 Kia Optima drivetrain components including the CV axles, joints, and driving shaft. Your Kia could be crying out for driveshaft repair if you notice resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates. There isn’t necessarily a concrete timeframe for when drivetrain repair will be needed. The system's pieces and parts don't necessarily have a "shelf life." A lot depends on your driving style and climate. One of your best courses of action is to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care when you first notice that something feels "off" with your Kia Optima.
Is normal to wonder whether or not 2012 Kia Optima drivetrain repair is expensive. Minor differential repairs, like seal or gasket replacement, can fall in the more affordable category. Major repairs, like bearing or gear replacement, can be a little more expensive since the labor is much more intensive.
Got drivetrain problems? Then you’ve got driving problems. Get answers to everyday 2012 Kia Optima drivetrain questions, and stop by your neighborhood Firestone Complete Auto Care today.
Nothing lasts forever. Even your Kia Optima's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 2012 Kia Optima repairs.
Maintain your drivetrain to help maintain vehicle power. Our technicians are trained to perform 2012 Kia Optima drivetrain services. Schedule your appointment today.