2006 Optima Kia Steering & Suspension Services

Does Your 2006 Kia Optima Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 2006 Kia Optima, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Optima jolts, leans to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2006 Kia Optima in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Optima suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Optima steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Kia Optima Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2006 Kia Optima suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Kia up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2006 Kia Optima’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Kia Optima shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2006 Kia Optima’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2006 Optima Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Optima's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Why should my Kia Optima get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my Kia Optima power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Optima is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Kia's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Kia Optima Steering & Suspension Services

When your 2006 Optima’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Kia will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.