1997 Kia Sportage Wheel Alignment

Why Is Kia Sportage Alignment Important?

With an alignment service, adjustments are made to your Kia Sportage’s suspension system, which serves to attach your wheels to your vehicle. In an alignment service, the individual angles of your tires are adjusted so that they come into contact with the road in just the right way — the way Kia intended them to. When your suspension is aligned to Kia’s optimal measurements, all four tires have equal pressure applied to them on the road. This gives you several benefits: you enjoy a smoother ride, your tires wear more evenly and last longer, and your suspension system experiences less strain. When you bring in your 1997 Kia Sportage, we’ll perform an alignment check first. After that, we can adjust your wheel alignment angles until they match Kia’s recommended measurements. We'll also ensure your tire air pressure is correct.

When Should I Get Kia Sportage Wheel Alignment?

To keep your suspension in good shape, have your Kia Sportage alignment checked about every 6,000 miles. Even one misaligned wheel can wreak havoc on your fuel efficiency, and could lead to premature wear and tear on your vehicle if left unaddressed. You may also want to stop by for an alignment check if you notice any of the following with your 1997 Kia Sportage: a feeling that your car pulls to one side, rapid or uneven wear on one or more tires, a crooked steering wheel when driving straight, or squealing tires. Unlike with other potential issues, you won’t see any dashboard warning lights in your Sportage if your wheel alignment needs attention.

How Much Does an Alignment for Kia Sportage Cost?

On a budget? Kia Sportage wheel alignment might be more affordable than you think. In the long run, it could actually help you save money. Properly aligned wheels may help increase fuel efficiency and tire lifespan, so you get more miles out of the same tank of gas and set of tires. Proper wheel alignment could also lead to fewer auto repairs. Call your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for an accurate 1997 Kia Sportage wheel alignment estimate.

Questions About Kia Sportage Alignment

  • Why does my 1997 Kia Sportage steering feel different? Don't wait for an "alignment light" on your dashboard. There isn't one. Getting a professional alignment check is the easiest way to know if your Sportage alignment is off.
  • How can I avoid knocking my Kia Sportage out of alignment? Potholes and uneven roads can knock your car out of alignment, so stay aware of the road ahead and adjust your speed (or avoid these obstacles whenever it’s safely possible).
  • I just bought new Kia Sportage tires. Do I need an alignment? Did you just have new tires installed on your Sportage? A wheel alignment can help them wear more evenly from the get-go.

1997 Kia Sportage Repair

Your Kia Sportage runs best when it’s well cared for. Keep your car running newer, longer with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1997 Kia Sportage repairs below.

Schedule An Alignment for Your Kia Sportage

Keep your vehicle on the straight and narrow, and head to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 1997 Kia Sportage wheel alignment. Schedule your alignment online now.