1996 Buick Riviera Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Buick Riviera

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Buick Riviera. From shocks to ball joints, your Buick will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

1996 Buick Riviera Maintenance and Service Schedule

When does Buick recommend steering and suspension service for 1996 Buick Rivieras?

Is It Time For 1996 Buick Riviera Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1996 Buick Riviera, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Riviera jolts, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1996 Buick Riviera 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 check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Buick Riviera’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Buick Riviera Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 Buick Riviera suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. 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. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1996 Buick Riviera’s shocks and struts replaced 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 Buick Riviera shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 Buick Riviera’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 Riviera Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Riviera's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated 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 bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Buick Riviera? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. 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.
  • When does Buick Riviera power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? 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 Buick's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.