Kia Rear Differential Service

Rear differential service near Columbus, OH

At Germain Kia of Columbus, we are proud to be part of the Germain Kia Group, one of Ohio's largest Kia dealerships. Our Columbus branch serves regions of Grove City, Hilliard, West Jefferson, Dublin, and Columbus, OH. Whether you are looking for routine vehicle maintenance service such as a rear differential service or if you need a specific part, we offer a full range of auto services and genuine OEM parts. All of our technicians are certified and are experienced in all types and brands of vehicles.


What is rear differential service?

When a vehicle makes a turn, the wheels on the interior side of the vehicle turn slower than the exterior side. For this mechanism to happen, the wheels need to be able to revolve independently from other wheels. The wheel needs to be able to revolve at varying speeds to provide the power required for the vehicle to make the turn. Many car owners are not aware of this mechanism, and therefore the differential services are often neglected. Some vehicles have one differential, while the rest have two differentials. Rear-wheel-drive cars only have a single differential at the car's rear end and only rear differential service.

What are the common issues with the rear differential?

At times the bearings in the rear differential can get loose, or the differential fluid can thin out, causing issues with the differential system. There could be issues with the differential if you hear a whirring noise while decelerating or rumbling noise when traveling at higher speeds. Also, if you notice your vehicle is skipping during cornering, these are all signs of a problematic differential. You should bring your car to our dealership. At Germain Kia of Columbus, we have trained technicians who can spot and fix issues with the differential system. We recommend that you have an inspection of the differential system as part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine.

Book a service appointment at Germain Kia of Columbus

At Germain Kia of Columbus, we are committed to providing our customers with the best in-car care and customer service. We offer a comfortable waiting area with free Wi-Fi, business workstations, children's play area, newspaper, magazines, complimentary snacks, and other amenities for our customers. We understand that routine maintenance and repair work can get expensive; therefore, we regularly run discounts and promotion programs. You can view our latest service offers on our website. If you would like to know more or book a service, please give us a call, and our staff will be glad to guide you.

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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

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  • Complimentary Snacks
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Extended Hours
  • Saturday Service Hours
  • Performance & Customization Department
  • Flat Screen TVs
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