1997 Chevrolet C3500 Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1997 Chevrolet C3500

When should you have your 1997 Chevrolet C3500 suspension system inspected or repaired?

Is It Time For 1997 Chevrolet C3500 Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1997 Chevrolet C3500, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your C3500 feels bouncy, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1997 Chevrolet C3500 in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Chevrolet C3500 suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Chevrolet C3500 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Chevrolet C3500’s suspension. 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 limit vibration and keep your Chevrolet up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1997 Chevrolet C3500’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 indicators of worn Chevrolet C3500 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1997 Chevrolet C3500’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 C3500 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. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why should my Chevrolet C3500 get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. 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 connect with the road how Chevrolet intended.
  • When should I have my Chevrolet C3500 power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of 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 optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Chevrolet C3500

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 Chevrolet C3500. From shocks to ball joints, your Chevrolet will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.