Suspension Service & Repair for 1988 Chevrolet Astro

Does Your 1988 Chevrolet Astro Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1988 Chevrolet Astro, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Astro bounces, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1988 Chevrolet Astro in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your Astro suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Chevrolet Astro’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Chevrolet Astro Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1988 Chevrolet Astro’s suspension. 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 Chevrolet up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1988 Chevrolet Astro’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Chevrolet Astro shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Astro’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1988 Astro Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Astro's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new 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 Chevrolet Astro? 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 should I have my Chevrolet Astro power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Astro is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Chevrolet's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Chevrolet Astro Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1988 Astro’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Chevrolet will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.