Kia Rear Axle Replacement Service

Rear Axle Replacement at Germain Kia of Columbus, OH

We offer a quality rear axle replacement service at our Kia-certified service department. Your service will be completed by certified technicians within a state-of-the-art facility with genuine OEM replacement parts. Our certified technicians know rear axles and their maintenance needs inside and out. Driving with a questionable or damaged rear axle is unsafe, so be sure to schedule an inspection promptly, and get the axle maintained or replaced if it has lost integrity.

Live vs. Simple Rear Axles

Rear axles vary according to the model and drivetrain style. All-wheel-drive vehicles have a live rear axle with a differential that delivers torque into the rear wheels. Front-wheel-drive vehicles have a simple rear axle that holds the vehicle's weight while allowing for the rear wheels to spin. These axles do not have a rear differential.

Warning Signs of Rear Axle Trouble

The rear axle is a vital suspension component that needs to remain at peak integrity for safe driving. Detecting any warning sign of rear axle trouble should result in a prompt inspection and corrective maintenance as needed. Here are the telltale warning signs of rear axle problems:

  • Difficulty steering
  • Grinding gears, howling, or clunking noise when turning
  • Rapid or unusual tire wear
  • Vibration in the steering wheel
  • Grease leaking or splattered around the rear differential

Rear Axle Maintenance

All rear axles should be inspected at major service intervals and maintained as detailed in the owner's manual. Live axles with rear differentials should have the gear oil changed at the recommended miles. Bent axles should be replaced to promote steering and handling integrity for safe driving.

Rear Differential Maintenance

Rear differentials need routine inspections and gear oil changes at the recommended miles, or sooner if problems develop. Service involves a certified technician cleaning out the old gear oil, inspecting the inner components, and installing fresh gear oil to factory specifications.

Rear Axle Replacement Service at Germain Kia of Columbus, OH

Damaged rear axles should be replaced promptly to promote a pleasant driving experience and safety. Service is about installing a new rear axle of peak integrity. One of our certified technicians will remove the old rear axle, inspecting the other steering and handling components, and installing a genuine Kia OEM component. Schedule your service online or call us today for your appointment at Germain Kia of Columbus, OH.

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Germain Kia of Columbus

1455 Auto Mall Dr
Directions Columbus, OH 43228

  • Sales: 614-427-1064
  • Service: 614-212-4746
  • Parts: 614-212-2678


  • Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Dealership Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Children's Play Area
  • Business Workstations
  • Parts & Gear Boutique
  • Complimentary Beverage & Coffee Bar
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Extended Hours
  • Saturday Service Hours
  • Performance & Customization Department
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • And More!
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