1983 Chevrolet Citation Suspension Service & Repair

When To Get 1983 Chevrolet Citation Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1983 Chevrolet Citation, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Citation bounces, drifts 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 1983 Chevrolet Citation in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

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 dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your Citation suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Chevrolet Citation suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Chevrolet Citation Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1983 Chevrolet Citation suspension system. 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. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Citation’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Chevrolet Citation shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1983 Chevrolet Citation’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1983 Citation Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in 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. 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 Citation 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. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Chevrolet intended.
  • When does Chevrolet Citation 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 Citation’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Chevrolet service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Chevrolet Citation Suspension Service

When your 1983 Citation’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.