Suspension Service & Repair for 1997 Acura RL

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1997 Acura RL

When should you have your 1997 Acura RL suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 1997 Acura RL Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1997 Acura RL, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your RL jolts, pulls to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1997 Acura RL in for steering and suspension services. 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 will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If parts of your Acura RL 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.

Acura RL Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1997 Acura RL 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 Acura up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your RL’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Acura RL shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 Acura RL suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 RL Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Acura's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, 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 Acura RL? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Acura intended.
  • When should I have my Acura RL power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your RL is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Acura service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Acura RL Suspension Service

When your 1997 RL’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Acura will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.