Suspension Service & Repair for 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

1997 Chevrolet Blazer Maintenance and Service Schedule

When does Chevrolet recommend steering and suspension service for 1997 Chevrolet Blazers?

Does Your 1997 Chevrolet Blazer Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1997 Chevrolet Blazer, 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 Blazer jolts, drifts 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 Chevrolet Blazer 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, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel hub 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 explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If your Chevrolet Blazer’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.

Chevrolet Blazer Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1997 Chevrolet Blazer’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there's no set schedule for 1997 Chevrolet Blazer shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Chevrolet Blazer shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Blazer’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 Blazer Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Chevrolet's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for 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. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Chevrolet Blazer power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Blazer is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Chevrolet service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Chevrolet Blazer Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 Chevrolet Blazer. From shocks to ball joints, your Chevrolet will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.