2012 Kia Rio Suspension Service & Repair

2012 Kia Rio Maintenance Schedule

When does Kia recommend steering and suspension service for 2012 Kia Rios?

Is It Time For 2012 Kia Rio Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 2012 Kia Rio, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your Rio feels bouncy, sways 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 Rio in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your Rio suspension system needs repair, 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 Rio’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Kia Rio

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2012 Kia Rio’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Kia up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2012 Kia Rio’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Kia Rio shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2012 Kia Rio’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 2012 Kia Rio 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 tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Why should my Kia Rio get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. 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 Rio 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 Rio is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Kia service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Kia Rio Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2012 Kia Rio. From shocks to ball joints, your Kia will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.