1998 GMC C2500 Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1998 GMC C2500

When does GMC recommend steering and suspension service for 1998 GMC C2500s?

Does Your 1998 GMC C2500 Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1998 GMC C2500, 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 C2500 jolts, drifts 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 1998 GMC C2500, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. 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 check the front and rear suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your C2500 suspension system needs repair, 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 C2500’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

GMC C2500 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1998 GMC C2500’s suspension. 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. But there's no set schedule for 1998 GMC C2500 shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. 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 smart move to get your C2500’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1998 C2500 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my C2500's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my GMC C2500? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my GMC C2500 power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your C2500 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule GMC C2500 Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1998 GMC C2500. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.