Suspension Service & Repair for 1997 Ford Escort

Schedule Ford Escort Suspension Service

When your 1997 Escort’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.

When To Get 1997 Ford Escort Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1997 Ford Escort, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Escort jolts, sways 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 Escort in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your Escort suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Ford Escort suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Ford Escort Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Ford Escort’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Ford up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1997 Ford Escort’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Ford Escort shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1997 Ford Escort’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 Escort Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Ford's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, 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.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Ford Escort? 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 the tires come into contact with the road in the way Ford intended.
  • When should I have my Ford Escort power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Escort is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Ford service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.