2018 Kia Soul EV Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2018 Kia Soul EV

When should you have your 2018 Kia Soul EV suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 2018 Kia Soul EV Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 2018 Kia Soul EV, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Soul EV jolts, 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 2018 Kia Soul EV 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’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your Soul EV suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Kia Soul EV’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Kia Soul EV Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2018 Kia Soul EV’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 2018 Kia Soul EV’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Kia Soul EV shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Soul EV’s 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.

2018 Soul EV Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Kia's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also let you know when it's time to replace your 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 Soul EV get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my Kia Soul EV 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 Soul EV’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Kia's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Kia Soul EV Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2018 Kia Soul EV. From shocks to ball joints, your Kia will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.