1985 C1500 Suburban GMC Steering & Suspension Services

Does Your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your C1500 Suburban feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. 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, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If your GMC C1500 Suburban’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

GMC C1500 Suburban Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban’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. 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 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn GMC C1500 Suburban shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your C1500 Suburban’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1985 C1500 Suburban Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my GMC's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my GMC C1500 Suburban get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my GMC C1500 Suburban power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your C1500 Suburban’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule GMC C1500 Suburban Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.