1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 Chevrolet C1500

Not sure when or if your Chevrolet C1500’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Is It Time For 1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1996 Chevrolet C1500, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your C1500 feels bouncy, sways 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 1996 Chevrolet C1500 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 check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your C1500 suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your C1500 steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Chevrolet C1500 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1996 Chevrolet C1500’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1996 Chevrolet C1500 shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Chevrolet C1500 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1996 Chevrolet C1500 suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 C1500 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my C1500's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Chevrolet C1500? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. 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 does Chevrolet C1500 power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your C1500 is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Chevrolet's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Chevrolet C1500

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Chevrolet C1500. From shocks to ball joints, your Chevrolet will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.