Suspension Service & Repair for 2008 Kia Sportage

2008 Kia Sportage Maintenance and Service Schedule

When does Kia recommend steering and suspension service for 2008 Kia Sportages?

Is It Time For 2008 Kia Sportage Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 2008 Kia Sportage, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Sportage jolts, pulls 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 2008 Kia Sportage, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Kia Sportage 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.

Kia Sportage Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 2008 Kia Sportage’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. 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 factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Kia Sportage shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2008 Kia Sportage’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2008 Sportage Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Sportage's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important 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 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 your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Kia Sportage Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2008 Kia Sportage. From shocks to ball joints, your Kia will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.