1986 Electra Buick Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule Buick Electra Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1986 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 1986 Buick Electra Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1986 Buick Electra, 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 Electra bounces, pulls 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 1986 Buick Electra, 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 take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Buick Electra 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.

Buick Electra Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1986 Buick Electra 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 pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Electra’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Buick Electra shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1986 Buick Electra’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1986 Buick Electra Steering & Suspension

  • 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. 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 Buick Electra? 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 come into contact with the road in the way Buick intended.
  • Does my Buick Electra power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Electra is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Buick's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.