1996 Aerostar Ford Steering & Suspension Services

1996 Ford Aerostar Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 1996 Ford Aerostar suspension system inspected or repaired?

Is It Time For 1996 Ford Aerostar Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1996 Ford Aerostar, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Aerostar jolts, drifts to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1996 Ford Aerostar, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

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 absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. 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 Aerostar steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Ford Aerostar Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1996 Ford Aerostar’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. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Aerostar’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Ford Aerostar shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 Ford Aerostar’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1996 Ford Aerostar Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Ford's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Ford Aerostar? 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 your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Ford Aerostar power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Aerostar’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Ford service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Ford Aerostar Suspension Service

When your 1996 Aerostar’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Ford will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.