Suspension Service & Repair for 2012 Kia Sorento

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2012 Kia Sorento

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

Does Your 2012 Kia Sorento Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 2012 Kia Sorento, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Sorento feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2012 Kia Sorento, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. 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 components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Kia Sorento 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.

Kia Sorento Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2012 Kia Sorento’s suspension. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there's no set schedule for 2012 Kia Sorento shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Kia Sorento shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Sorento’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.

Questions About 2012 Kia Sorento Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Sorento's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Kia Sorento get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my Kia Sorento power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Sorento is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Kia's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Kia Sorento Suspension Service

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