1996 C2500 GMC Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule GMC C2500 Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 GMC C2500. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 GMC C2500

When should you have your 1996 GMC C2500 suspension system inspected or repaired?

When To Get 1996 GMC C2500 Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1996 GMC C2500, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your C2500 feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1996 GMC C2500, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your C2500 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 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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your GMC C2500

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 GMC C2500 suspension system. 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 pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1996 GMC C2500 shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn GMC C2500 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 GMC C2500’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 C2500 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my GMC's 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. 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 GMC C2500 get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major 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 GMC intended.
  • When does GMC C2500 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 power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.