2012 Kia Soul Suspension Service & Repair

2012 Kia Soul Maintenance Schedule

When should you have your 2012 Kia Soul suspension system inspected or repaired?

When To Get 2012 Kia Soul Suspension Service

When you first bought your 2012 Kia Soul, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Soul bounces, drifts to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2012 Kia Soul in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Soul suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Kia Soul suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Kia Soul

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2012 Kia Soul’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 pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 2012 Kia Soul 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 Soul shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 2012 Kia Soul suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2012 Soul Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Soul's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for 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 Soul? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Kia intended.
  • Does my Kia Soul 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 power steering fluid needs to be filled, we can fill it per Kia's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Kia Soul Suspension Service

When your 2012 Soul’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Kia will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.