Suspension Service & Repair for 1986 Chevrolet C20

When To Get 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1986 Chevrolet C20, 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 C20 jolts, leans 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 1986 Chevrolet C20 in for suspension and steering service. 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 will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your C20 suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Chevrolet C20’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 C20 Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 1986 Chevrolet C20’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. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1986 Chevrolet C20’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Chevrolet C20 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1986 Chevrolet C20 suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1986 C20 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Chevrolet's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need 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 C20? 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 C20 power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your C20’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Chevrolet's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Chevrolet C20 Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1986 C20’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.