1996 Geo Prizm Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Geo Prizm

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Geo Prizm. From shocks to ball joints, your Geo will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Is It Time For 1996 Geo Prizm Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 1996 Geo Prizm, 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 Prizm bounces, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1996 Geo Prizm in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel hub 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 Geo Prizm’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Geo Prizm Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1996 Geo Prizm’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 Prizm’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Geo Prizm shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1996 Geo Prizm suspension 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.

1996 Prizm Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Prizm's steering and 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. 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 Geo Prizm? 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 Geo intended.
  • When should I have my Geo Prizm power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Prizm’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Geo's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.
  • What can cause my Geo Prizm to have a bouncy ride? If it feels like you’re on a trampoline every time your Prizm goes over a bump or dip, you may have a problem with your struts or shocks. Faulty shocks and struts can’t properly absorb road bumps, leading to a bouncy ride.
  • Why does my Prizm front end dip forward when I brake? As you brake, the forward momentum of your Prizm combined with its weight sends a ton of force to its front end. A damaged or worn suspension system can cause the front end to compress and dip even further.
  • How can I tell if the shocks on my Geo Prizm are bad? Worn Prizm shock absorbers can cause your vehicle to feel like it's bouncing or hopping over bumps instead of absorbing the impacts smoothly. You may also experience more body roll when turning.
  • Who repairs Prizm suspension systems? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care is ready to help with Prizm suspension system services, including inspections, maintenance, and repairs. Book an appointment for your suspension service today!