1986 Chevrolet Caprice Suspension Service & Repair

When To Get 1986 Chevrolet Caprice Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1986 Chevrolet Caprice, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Caprice 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 1986 Chevrolet Caprice in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Chevrolet Caprice 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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Chevrolet Caprice

Your 1986 Chevrolet Caprice’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. 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 1986 Chevrolet Caprice shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Chevrolet Caprice shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1986 Chevrolet Caprice’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1986 Chevrolet Caprice Steering & Suspension

  • 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 alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Chevrolet Caprice? 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.
  • Does my Chevrolet Caprice power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Caprice is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Chevrolet's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Chevrolet Caprice Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1986 Caprice’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.