Suspension Service & Repair for 2013 Kia Sportage

2013 Kia Sportage Maintenance Schedule

When should you have your 2013 Kia Sportage suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 2013 Kia Sportage Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 2013 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, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2013 Kia Sportage in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

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 dampeners, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel hub 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 explain all of your options and the potential cost. 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 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2013 Kia Sportage suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. 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. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Kia Sportage shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2013 Kia Sportage’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2013 Sportage Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Sportage's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Kia Sportage? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • 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 2013 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.