1988 BMW 528e Suspension Service & Repair

Is It Time For 1988 BMW 528e Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1988 BMW 528e, 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 528e 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 1988 BMW 528e, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. 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 problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your BMW 528e 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.

BMW 528e Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1988 BMW 528e’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your BMW up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1988 BMW 528e’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn BMW 528e shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1988 BMW 528e’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1988 528e Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my BMW's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my BMW 528e? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way BMW intended.
  • When should I have my BMW 528e power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 528e’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per BMW's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your BMW 528e

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1988 BMW 528e. From shocks to ball joints, your BMW will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.