Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 Kia Sportage

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 Kia Sportage

When should you have your 1996 Kia Sportage suspension system inspected or repaired?

When To Get 1996 Kia Sportage Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1996 Kia Sportage, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Sportage jolts, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1996 Kia Sportage 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 take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, 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 your Sportage steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Kia Sportage Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 Kia Sportage 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 reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1996 Kia Sportage’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Kia Sportage shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1996 Kia Sportage suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1996 Kia Sportage Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Sportage'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. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Kia Sportage 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 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 does Kia Sportage power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Sportage is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Kia's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Kia Sportage Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Kia Sportage. From shocks to ball joints, your Kia will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.