1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Suspension Service & Repair

Is It Time For 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Spider jolts, drifts to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Spider steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Alfa Romeo Spider

Your 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. 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 Alfa Romeo up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Spider’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Alfa Romeo Spider shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1984 Spider Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Spider's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Alfa Romeo Spider get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. 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 the tires connect with the road how Alfa Romeo intended.
  • Does my Alfa Romeo Spider 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 Spider’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Alfa Romeo service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Alfa Romeo Spider

When your 1984 Spider’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Alfa Romeo will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.