1997 Sportage Kia Steering & Suspension Services

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1997 Kia Sportage

When should you have your 1997 Kia Sportage suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 1997 Kia Sportage Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1997 Kia Sportage, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your Sportage feels bouncy, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1997 Kia Sportage, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, 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 Kia Sportage’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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Kia Sportage

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1997 Kia Sportage suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Sportage’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Kia Sportage shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1997 Kia Sportage’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 Sportage Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Sportage's steering and 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 bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Kia Sportage? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how Kia intended.
  • When should I have my Kia Sportage power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Sportage is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Kia's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Kia Sportage

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 Kia Sportage. From shocks to ball joints, your Kia will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.