2012 Optima Kia Steering & Suspension Services

2012 Kia Optima Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 2012 Kia Optima suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 2012 Kia Optima Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 2012 Kia Optima, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Optima jolts, drifts to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2012 Kia Optima in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel hub 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 2012 Kia Optima suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Optima’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Kia Optima shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Optima’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 2012 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 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 bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Kia Optima? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires 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’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Kia's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Kia Optima Suspension Service

When your 2012 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.