How can I make my car suspension softer?

I feel like my Kia Soul used to ride much smoother when it was new. Is there a way I can make my car suspension softer?

Answer
There are things you can do to have a softer ride in your Kia. But unless you are an experienced mechanic, you will want to leave it up to the professionals to make these updates for you. None of the options are a simple DIY type of job.
The firmer the car’s suspension, the bumpier your ride will be. So here are some things to consider updating in your vehicle:
  • Have softer struts and shocks installed.
  • If your shocks are adjustable, have them set to a softer setting.
  • Install softer springs.
  • Replace your sway bars with smaller bars.
  • Replace urethane bushings with rubber bushings.
Remember that all cars are different, and luxury cars will have a softer ride than your standard car. Make sure your ride stays smooth by having a quality roadside assistance plan. Try a roadside assistance membership with Jerry! Jerry’s roadside assistance membership protects you with its nationwide network of 55,000+ service providers.
Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 05, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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