1996 Chevrolet Blazer Suspension Service & Repair

1996 Chevrolet Blazer Maintenance Schedule

When does Chevrolet recommend steering and suspension service for 1996 Chevrolet Blazers?

Does Your 1996 Chevrolet Blazer Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1996 Chevrolet Blazer, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Blazer jolts, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1996 Chevrolet Blazer in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Chevrolet Blazer 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.

Chevrolet Blazer Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 Chevrolet Blazer 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 components work together to limit vibration and keep your Chevrolet up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Blazer’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Chevrolet Blazer shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 Chevrolet Blazer’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.

1996 Blazer Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Chevrolet'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 Chevrolet Blazer? 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 the tires connect with the road how Chevrolet intended.
  • When should I have my Chevrolet Blazer power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Blazer’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Chevrolet's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Chevrolet Blazer Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1996 Blazer’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.