1996 Chevrolet C3500 Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 Chevrolet C3500

When should you have your 1996 Chevrolet C3500 suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 1996 Chevrolet C3500 Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1996 Chevrolet C3500, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your C3500 jolts, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1996 Chevrolet C3500, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. 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 your Chevrolet C3500’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 C3500 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 Chevrolet C3500 suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. 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 C3500’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Chevrolet C3500 shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your C3500’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1996 Chevrolet C3500 Steering & Suspension

  • 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 C3500? 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 the tires come into contact with the road in the way Chevrolet intended.
  • When does Chevrolet C3500 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 C3500’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Chevrolet service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Chevrolet C3500 Suspension Service

When your 1996 C3500’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.