Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when or if your Chevrolet Cavalier’s steering and suspension systems need service?

When To Get 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1996 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, pulls to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier in for suspension and steering service. 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, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Cavalier steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Chevrolet Cavalier

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. 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 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Chevrolet Cavalier shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 Cavalier Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Chevrolet's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, 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 should my Chevrolet Cavalier get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my Chevrolet Cavalier 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 Cavalier’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Chevrolet service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Chevrolet Cavalier Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1996 Cavalier’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.