2017 Optima Kia Steering & Suspension Services

2017 Kia Optima Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 2017 Kia Optima suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 2017 Kia Optima Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 2017 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 bounces, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2017 Kia Optima in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Optima steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Kia Optima Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2017 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 components work together to limit vibration and keep your Kia up off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 2017 Kia Optima shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Kia Optima shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2017 Kia Optima’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2017 Optima Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Kia's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, 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? 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 the tires come into contact with the road in the way Kia intended.
  • When does Kia Optima power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Optima is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Kia's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Kia Optima Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2017 Kia Optima. From shocks to ball joints, your Kia will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.