1997 SLX Acura Steering & Suspension Services

1997 Acura SLX Maintenance and Service Schedule

When does Acura recommend steering and suspension service for 1997 Acura SLXs?

Is It Time For 1997 Acura SLX Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 1997 Acura SLX, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your SLX feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1997 Acura SLX, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

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, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your SLX suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Acura SLX 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.

Acura SLX Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Acura SLX’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and 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 SLX’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Acura SLX shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1997 Acura SLX’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 SLX Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Acura's suspension? Maintaining your tires 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.
  • Why should my Acura SLX get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how Acura intended.
  • When should I have my Acura SLX power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we can fill it per Acura's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Acura SLX

When your 1997 SLX’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.