An alignment involves making adjustments to your Kia Optima's suspension system, which connects the wheels with the rest of the vehicle. When your car has an alignment service, calculated changes are made to the angles of your tires. This is so that your tires hit the road at an optimal angle for your vehicle’s performance — just as Kia intended. When your suspension is aligned to Kia’s optimal measurements, all four tires have equal pressure applied to them on the road. Three good things happen as a result: your ride is smoother, the treads on your tires can wear more evenly, and your suspension system experiences less strain. Before we adjust the alignment of your 2009 Kia Optima, we’ll start by checking the current alignment angles. Then, we’ll adjust the angles as needed until they match recommended measurements from Kia. We’ll make sure your tire pressure is at the correct level, too.
To keep your suspension in good shape, have your Kia Optima alignment checked about every 6,000 miles. Believe it or not, even one misaligned wheel can reduce fuel efficiency, and could cause premature wear on your car if not corrected. You might also want to get an alignment check if you experience any of the following when driving your 2009 Kia Optima: a feeling that your car pulls to one side, uneven or rapid tire wear, a crooked steering wheel when driving straight, or noticeable squealing noises from your tires. Unlike with other potential issues, you won’t see any dashboard warning lights in your Optima if your wheel alignment needs attention.
Kia Optima wheel alignment doesn't cost as much as you might think. Over the years, it could actually save you money. Correctly aligned wheels can help boost fuel efficiency and increase the lifespan of your tires, meaning you could get more miles out of the same tires or tank of gas. Regular wheel alignment checks and adjustments could also cut down on future auto repairs. Contact your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care for a no-hassle 2009 Kia Optima wheel alignment estimate.
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