2013 Rio Kia Steering & Suspension Services

2013 Kia Rio Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 2013 Kia Rio suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 2013 Kia Rio Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 2013 Kia Rio, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Rio bounces, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2013 Kia Rio in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Rio steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Kia Rio Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 2013 Kia Rio’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. 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 Rio’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Kia Rio shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 2013 Kia Rio suspension shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2013 Rio Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • 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. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Kia Rio? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Kia intended.
  • Does my Kia Rio 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 Rio is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Kia's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Kia Rio Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2013 Kia Rio. From shocks to ball joints, your Kia will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.