2009 Optima Kia Steering & Suspension Services

2009 Kia Optima Maintenance and Service Schedule

When does Kia recommend steering and suspension service for 2009 Kia Optimas?

Does Your 2009 Kia Optima Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 2009 Kia Optima, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Optima jolts, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2009 Kia Optima in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Optima suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Kia Optima’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Kia Optima Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2009 Kia Optima suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2009 Kia Optima’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Kia Optima shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 2009 Kia Optima suspension shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 2009 Kia Optima Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Kia's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Kia Optima? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Kia Optima power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Optima’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Kia service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Kia Optima Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2009 Kia Optima. From shocks to ball joints, your Kia will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.