1986 GMC C2500 Suburban Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule GMC C2500 Suburban Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1986 C2500 Suburban’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your GMC will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Is It Time For 1986 GMC C2500 Suburban Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 1986 GMC C2500 Suburban, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your C2500 Suburban feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1986 GMC C2500 Suburban in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your C2500 Suburban suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your GMC C2500 Suburban suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

GMC C2500 Suburban Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1986 GMC C2500 Suburban’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your C2500 Suburban’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn GMC C2500 Suburban shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your C2500 Suburban’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1986 C2500 Suburban Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my GMC's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new 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 bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my GMC C2500 Suburban? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. 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 GMC intended.
  • When does GMC C2500 Suburban power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your C2500 Suburban is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.