2013 Kia Optima Drivetrain Repair & Service

All About 2013 Kia Optima Drivetrain Service

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.

When to Get Kia Optima Drivetrain Repairs

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.

Questions About 2013 Kia Optima

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.

  • Can Kia service save me money? Servicing the drivetrain system can help you save money by saving other parts of your vehicle. A bad drivetrain can put undue stress on other vehicle parts and lead to premature wear and tear.
  • What are the symptoms of a damaged Kia drivetrain system? Hear noises toward the back of your Kia Optima? See fluid leaking? Having issues turning? These could all be signs of drivetrain damage you don't want to ignore. Take action quickly to catch repairs or replacements before something more severe happens.
  • How often should I come in for Kia Optima differential service? Double check your owner’s manual and talk with a technician. Differential service frequency varies from car to car. At a minimum, we recommend getting your differential inspected and the differential fluid changed as a part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine since your vehicle cannot function without a differential.

2013 Kia Optima Repair

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.

Service Your Kia Optima Drivetrain

Maintain your drivetrain to help maintain vehicle power. Our technicians are trained to perform 2013 Kia Optima drivetrain services. Schedule your appointment today.