1988 Buick Skyhawk Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Buick Skyhawk

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

Is It Time For 1988 Buick Skyhawk Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1988 Buick Skyhawk, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Skyhawk feels bouncy, sways 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 1988 Buick Skyhawk in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

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, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Skyhawk suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Buick Skyhawk 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.

Buick Skyhawk Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 1988 Buick Skyhawk’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. 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 1988 Buick Skyhawk’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Buick Skyhawk shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Skyhawk’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1988 Skyhawk Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Buick's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, 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 Skyhawk? 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 your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my Buick Skyhawk power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Skyhawk’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Buick service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.