2009 Cobalt Chevrolet Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Chevrolet Cobalt

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. From shocks to ball joints, your Chevrolet will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Does Your 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, 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 Cobalt feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt in for suspension and steering service. 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 check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem 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 Chevrolet Cobalt’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.

Chevrolet Cobalt Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. 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 components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there's no set schedule for 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Chevrolet Cobalt shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2009 Cobalt Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Cobalt's steering and 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 Cobalt? 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.
  • Does my Chevrolet Cobalt power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll follow Chevrolet service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.
  • Why does my Chevrolet Cobalt bounce so much? If it feels like you’re on a trampoline every time your Cobalt goes over a bump or dip, you may have a problem with your struts or shocks. Faulty shocks and struts can’t properly absorb road bumps, leading to a bouncy ride.
  • What can cause the front end of my Cobalt to dip forward when I apply the brakes? The forward dip in the front end of your Cobalt when you brake is caused by the weight and momentum transferring to the front wheels. If your suspension system is in bad shape, it can fail to distribute this force, leading your front end to dip further downward.
  • How do I know if I have worn Chevrolet Cobalt shocks? Worn Cobalt shock absorbers can't effectively absorb road impacts. Your Cobalt might feel like it's swaying or rolling when making a turn. You may also feel like your Cobalt shakes or rocks harder than normal when you go over a minor bump.
  • Where can I go for Cobalt suspension repair? When you need your Cobalt suspension system serviced, head to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. We inspect, maintain, and repair Cobalt suspensions. Schedule your appointment today!