2018 Kia Optima Drivetrain Service

2018 Kia Optima Drivetrain Service

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.

Kia Optima Drivetrain Repairs

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.

Kia Optima Drivetrain Q&A

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.

  • How does Kia drivetrain maintenance help save 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 signs my Kia drivetrain is damaged? Your Kia Optima drivetrain might be damaged if you notice strange noises from the rear of your vehicle, see fluid leaking, or have issues turning.
  • How often should I come in for Kia Optima differential service? We recommend getting your differential inspected and the differential fluid changed as a part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine. Your vehicle cannot function without a differential. Differential service frequency varies from car to car.

2018 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 2018 Kia Optima repairs.

Schedule Kia Optima Drivetrain Service

Maintain your drivetrain to help maintain vehicle power. Our technicians are trained to perform 2018 Kia Optima drivetrain services. Schedule your appointment today.