2016 Kia Optima Suspension Service & Repair

2016 Kia Optima Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when or if your Kia Optima’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Does Your 2016 Kia Optima Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 2016 Kia Optima, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Optima jolts, pulls to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2016 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’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems 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 parts of your Kia Optima suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Kia Optima

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2016 Kia Optima’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2016 Kia Optima’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Kia Optima shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2016 Kia 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 2016 Kia Optima Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Kia's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Kia Optima? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how 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 Optima’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Kia's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Kia Optima Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2016 Kia Optima. From shocks to ball joints, your Kia will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.