1985 Diplomat Dodge Steering & Suspension Services

When To Get 1985 Dodge Diplomat Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1985 Dodge Diplomat, 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 Diplomat bounces, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1985 Dodge Diplomat in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shocks, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If your Dodge Diplomat’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, 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 Dodge Diplomat

Your 1985 Dodge Diplomat’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 pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1985 Dodge Diplomat’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Dodge Diplomat shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1985 Dodge Diplomat’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.

1985 Diplomat Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Diplomat's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Dodge Diplomat? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. 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.
  • When should I have my Dodge Diplomat power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Diplomat is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Dodge service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Dodge Diplomat

When your 1985 Diplomat’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.