1997 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 1997 Buick Riviera. From shocks to ball joints, your Buick will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

1997 Buick Riviera Maintenance and Service Schedule

Is the steering and suspension system in your Buick Riviera due for service yet?

Does Your 1997 Buick Riviera Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1997 Buick Riviera, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Riviera feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1997 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 take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, axle 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 go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Buick Riviera suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Buick Riviera

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Buick Riviera’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Buick up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1997 Buick Riviera’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Buick Riviera shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 Buick Riviera suspension 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.

1997 Riviera Steering & Suspension Questions

  • 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 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 should my Buick Riviera get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. 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 the tires connect with the road how Buick intended.
  • When should I have my Buick Riviera power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Riviera is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Buick service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.