The drivetrain is responsible for transferring power from your Optima's engine to its wheels. It runs the full length of your Kia, from the axles to the transmission. It’s a very intricate system of moving parts and is comprised of everything after the engine transmission: driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials, and wheels. Care for your 2018 Kia Optima to maintain its performance power. You can help prevent repairs by checking and changing differential fluids, and lubricating bearings and gears according to Kia's recommendations.
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 take care of most 2018 Kia Optima drivetrain components including the CV axles, joints, and driving shaft. 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. It’s difficult to nail down a timeline for drivetrain repair. The system's pieces and parts don't necessarily have a "shelf life." A lot depends on your driving style and climate. That’s one reason it’s a wise idea to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign your Kia Optima doesn’t drive like it used to.
You might be wondering: how much will it cost to fix the drivetrain in your 2018 Kia Optima? Some smaller differential fixes, like seal or gasket replacement, can fall in the more affordable category. Major repairs, like bearing or gear replacement, can sometimes be more expensive since they’re more labor intensive.
When you have drivetrain problems, you have driving problems. Check out our top 2018 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 2018 Kia Optima repairs.
Maintain your drivetrain to help maintain vehicle power. Our technicians are trained to perform 2018 Kia Optima drivetrain services. Schedule your appointment today.