Suspension Service & Repair for 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier

Is It Time For 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your Cavalier feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier in for steering and suspension repairs. 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’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your Cavalier suspension system needs repair, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If your Chevrolet Cavalier’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, 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 Cavalier

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier’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 getting your 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Chevrolet Cavalier shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Cavalier’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1986 Cavalier Steering & Suspension Questions

  • 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. 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 Cavalier? 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 does Chevrolet Cavalier 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 Cavalier is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Chevrolet service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Chevrolet Cavalier Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier. From shocks to ball joints, your Chevrolet will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.