2014 Optima Kia Steering & Suspension Services

2014 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

Is the steering and suspension system in your Kia Optima due for service yet?

Does Your 2014 Kia Optima Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 2014 Kia Optima, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Optima jolts, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2014 Kia Optima in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If your Kia Optima’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Kia Optima Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2014 Kia Optima’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Kia up off the ground. 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. A bouncy ride, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Kia Optima shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2014 Kia Optima’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 2014 Kia Optima Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Kia's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Kia Optima get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Kia intended.
  • Does my Kia Optima power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll top it off per Kia's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Kia Optima Suspension Service

When your 2014 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.