Suspension Service & Repair for 1998 Ford Escort

Schedule Ford Escort Suspension Service

When your 1998 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.

Is It Time For 1998 Ford Escort Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1998 Ford Escort, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your Escort 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 1998 Ford Escort in for steering and suspension services. 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 check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, 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 an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Ford Escort Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1998 Ford Escort suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Ford up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1998 Ford Escort’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Ford Escort shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Escort’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.

Questions About 1998 Ford Escort 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 let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Why should my Ford Escort get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how Ford intended.
  • When does Ford Escort 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 Escort is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Ford's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.