Wheel Alignment Maintenance - 2012 Kia Sportage

Why Is Kia Sportage Alignment Important?

With an alignment service, adjustments are made to your Kia Sportage’s suspension system, which connects the wheels with the rest of the vehicle. During the service, calculated changes are made to the angles of your tires. This is so that your tires hit the road at an optimal angle for your vehicle’s performance — just as Kia intended. When your suspension is aligned to Kia’s optimal measurements, all four tires have equal pressure applied to them on the road. As a result, you get several benefits: your car handles better, the treads on your tires can wear more evenly, and your suspension system experiences less strain. Before we adjust the alignment of your 2012 Kia Sportage, we’ll start by checking the current alignment angles. If needed, we'll adjust your wheel alignment angles to match Kia recommendations. 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 a small misalignment can decrease your fuel efficiency, and could lead to premature wear and tear on your vehicle if left unaddressed. You might also want to get an alignment check if you experience any of the following when driving your 2012 Kia Sportage: a pull to one side while the car is in motion, rapid or uneven wear on one or more tires, a steering wheel that sits crooked while driving straight, or tires that squeal frequently. Unfortunately, you won't see any warning lights on your Sportage dashboard if your wheel alignment is off.

How Much Does It Cost for Alignment Service on My Kia Sportage?

Let’s talk numbers: Kia Sportage wheel alignment might be more budget-friendly 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 can fill up less often, plus get more miles out of your tires. Regular wheel alignment checks and adjustments could also cut down on future auto repairs. Call your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for an accurate 2012 Kia Sportage wheel alignment estimate.

Questions About Kia Sportage Alignment

  •  Where's the "alignment light" on my 2012 Kia Sportage? Pay close attention to changes in your steering. There is no “alignment light” on your dashboard, so it’s up to you to stay ahead of misalignment. If you notice a change in how your car handles while driving, call on the techs at Firestone Complete Auto Care to check your Sportage alignment.
  • What can knock my Kia Sportage out of alignment? When it’s safe to do so, avoid driving over potholes or hitting curbs. These road obstacles can wreak havoc on your wheel alignment, as can wear and tear from rough road conditions.
  • New tires on your Kia Sportage? Did you just have new tires installed on your Sportage? A wheel alignment can help them wear more evenly from the get-go.

Repairs for Your 2012 Kia Sportage

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