1986 GMC G1500 Suspension Service & Repair

Does Your 1986 GMC G1500 Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1986 GMC G1500, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your G1500 jolts, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1986 GMC G1500 in for steering and suspension repairs. 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, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your G1500 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 G1500 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.

GMC G1500 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1986 GMC G1500’s suspension. 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 limit vibration and keep your GMC up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1986 GMC G1500’s shocks and struts replaced 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 signs of worn GMC G1500 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1986 GMC G1500’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1986 GMC G1500 Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my G1500's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my GMC G1500? 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 your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my GMC G1500 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 G1500 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your GMC G1500

When your 1986 G1500’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.