2020 Kia Optima Drivetrain Service

What Does the Drivetrain Do In Your 2020 Kia Optima

The drivetrain is responsible for transferring power from your Optima's engine to its wheels. It spans the length of your vehicle, from the transmission to the axles. It’s a very intricate system of moving parts and is comprised of everything after the engine transmission: differentials, driveshafts, joints, axles, and wheels. When you maintain the drivetrain in your 2020 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.

Kia Optima Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to go to Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 2020 Kia Optima drivetrain components including the CV axles, joints, and driving shaft. Your Kia Optima may need driveshaft attention if you feel clunks when shifting, vibration as your vehicle accelerates, resistance when turning, or heavy vibrations in your floorboards. It’s difficult to nail down a timeline for drivetrain repair. The system’s parts and pieces don’t have a set expiration date. A lot depends on your driving style and climate. Your best bet is to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care when you first notice a problem with how your Kia Optima drives.

How much does it cost to fix your 2020 Kia Optima drivetrain? Again, it depends! Some more minor differential repairs, like seal or gasket replacement, can lean toward being more affordable. But bigger repairs, like gear or bearing replacement, require more labor and can therefore be more expensive.

Kia Optima Drivetrain Q&A

Got drivetrain problems? Then you’ve got driving problems. Get answers to everyday 2020 Kia Optima drivetrain questions, and stop by your neighborhood Firestone Complete Auto Care today.

  • 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.
  • How do I know if 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.
  • When should I come in for Kia Optima differential service? Differential service frequency varies from car to car. Double check your owner’s manual and talk with a technician. We generally 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.

2020 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 2020 Kia Optima repairs.

Schedule Kia Optima Drivetrain Service

Maintain your drivetrain to help maintain vehicle power. Our technicians are trained to perform 2020 Kia Optima drivetrain services. Schedule your appointment today.