Suspension Service & Repair for 2009 Kia Sportage

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2009 Kia Sportage

Not sure when or if your Kia Sportage’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Does Your 2009 Kia Sportage Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 2009 Kia Sportage, 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 Sportage feels bouncy, 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 2009 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’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, 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 recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Kia Sportage Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2009 Kia Sportage suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. 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 getting your 2009 Kia Sportage’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Kia Sportage shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Sportage’s 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 Sportage Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Kia's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why should my Kia Sportage get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires connect with the road how Kia intended.
  • Does my Kia Sportage power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Sportage’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Kia's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Kia Sportage Steering & Suspension Services

When your 2009 Sportage’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.