1989 Dodge Caravan Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Dodge Caravan Suspension Service

When your 1989 Caravan’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Dodge will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.

When To Get 1989 Dodge Caravan Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1989 Dodge Caravan, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Caravan feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1989 Dodge Caravan in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Caravan steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Dodge Caravan Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1989 Dodge Caravan’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1989 Dodge Caravan shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Dodge Caravan shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Caravan’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1989 Caravan Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Dodge's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, 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.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Dodge Caravan? 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 the tires connect with the road how Dodge intended.
  • Does my Dodge Caravan 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 Caravan is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Dodge service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.