1985 Buick Electra Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Buick Electra

When your 1985 Electra’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Buick will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Does Your 1985 Buick Electra Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1985 Buick Electra, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Electra feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1985 Buick Electra in for steering and suspension repairs. 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’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems 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 your Electra steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Buick Electra Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1985 Buick Electra suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1985 Buick Electra’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Buick Electra shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Electra’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1985 Electra Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Electra's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Buick Electra? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my Buick Electra power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Electra is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Buick's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.