1997 Ford Contour Suspension Service & Repair

Is It Time For 1997 Ford Contour Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1997 Ford Contour, 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 Contour feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1997 Ford Contour in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, 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 go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Contour steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, 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 Ford Contour

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Ford Contour’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there's no set schedule for 1997 Ford Contour shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Ford Contour shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 Ford Contour suspension 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 1997 Ford Contour Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Ford's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Ford Contour? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major 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 Ford intended.
  • Does my Ford Contour 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 Contour is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Ford's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Ford Contour

When your 1997 Contour’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.