2008 Dodge Dakota Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Dodge Dakota Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2008 Dodge Dakota. From shocks to ball joints, your Dodge will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Is It Time For 2008 Dodge Dakota Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 2008 Dodge Dakota, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Dakota jolts, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2008 Dodge Dakota, bring it 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 check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. 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 parts of your Dodge Dakota suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Dodge Dakota Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 2008 Dodge Dakota’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Dodge up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Dakota’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Dodge Dakota shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Dakota’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2008 Dakota 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 Dakota? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. 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 Dodge Dakota 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 Dakota is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Dodge's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.