Your Optima drivetrain transfers power from your engine to the wheels. It runs the full length of your Kia, from the axles to the transmission. It’s one of your Optima’s most complex systems and includes everything after the engine transmission: axles, wheels, driveshafts, differentials, and joints. When you tune into you 2013 Kia Optima drivetrain, you help maintain your vehicle’s overall power. Follow Kia's recommendations for lubricating bearings/gears and checking/changing differential fluids to minimize repairs over time.
You don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are all different. You want to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 2013 Kia Optima drivetrain components including the CV joints, CV axles, and driveshaft. Your Kia could be crying out for driveshaft repair if you notice vibration as your vehicle accelerates, clunks when shifting, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, or resistance when turning. 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." Your driving style and climate can have a lot to do with how the drivetrain system ages. Your best bet is to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care when you first notice a problem with how your Kia Optima drives.
You might be wondering: how much will it cost to fix the drivetrain in your 2013 Kia Optima? Again, it depends! Some more minor differential repairs, like gasket or seal replacement, are usually pretty affordable. But bigger repairs, like bearing or gear replacement, can be a little more expensive since the labor is much more intensive.
When you have drivetrain problems, you have driving problems. Check out our top 2013 Kia Optima drivetrain Q&A below, and visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care with any drivetrain concerns.
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 2013 Kia Optima repairs.
Maintain your drivetrain to help maintain vehicle power. Our technicians are trained to perform 2013 Kia Optima drivetrain services. Schedule your appointment today.