2009 Spectra5 Kia Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Kia Spectra5

When your 2009 Spectra5’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.

Is It Time For 2009 Kia Spectra5 Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 2009 Kia Spectra5, 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 Spectra5 feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2009 Kia Spectra5 in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Spectra5 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 parts of your Kia Spectra5 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 Spectra5 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2009 Kia Spectra5 suspension system. 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 limit vibration and keep your Kia up off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 2009 Kia Spectra5 shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Kia Spectra5 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 2009 Kia Spectra5 suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 2009 Kia Spectra5 Steering & Suspension

  • 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 alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Kia Spectra5? 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.
  • When should I have my Kia Spectra5 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Spectra5’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Kia service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.
  • Why is my Kia Spectra5 bouncing so much? If your shocks or struts are in bad shape, they can’t dampen road bumps like they should. This can cause your Spectra5 to bounce more than usual.
  • Why does my Spectra5's nose dive down when I hit the brakes? The forward dip in the front end of your Spectra5 when you brake is caused by the weight and momentum transferring to the front wheels. If your suspension system is in bad shape, it can fail to distribute this force, leading your front end to dip further downward.
  • What do worn Kia Spectra5 shocks feel like? Worn Spectra5 shock absorbers can't effectively absorb road impacts. Your Spectra5 might feel like it's swaying or rolling when making a turn. You may also feel like your Spectra5 shakes or rocks harder than normal when you go over a minor bump.
  • Who repairs Spectra5 suspension systems? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care inspects, maintains, and repairs Spectra5 suspension systems. Book an appointment today!