1996 C3500 GMC Steering & Suspension Services

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 GMC C3500

When should you have your 1996 GMC C3500 suspension system inspected or repaired?

Is It Time For 1996 GMC C3500 Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1996 GMC C3500, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your C3500 bounces, 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 1996 GMC C3500, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue 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 GMC C3500’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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your GMC C3500

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 GMC C3500 suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. 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 C3500’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn GMC C3500 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1996 GMC C3500 suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 C3500 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my GMC's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my GMC C3500? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. 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 C3500 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your C3500 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per GMC's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule GMC C3500 Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 GMC C3500. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.