Suspension Service & Repair for 1987 GMC G1500

When To Get 1987 GMC G1500 Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1987 GMC G1500, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your G1500 bounces, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1987 GMC G1500, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, 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 parts of your GMC G1500 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 G1500 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1987 GMC G1500’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1987 GMC G1500 shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn GMC G1500 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1987 GMC G1500 suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1987 GMC G1500 Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my G1500's steering and 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 tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my GMC G1500? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way GMC intended.
  • When should I have my GMC G1500 power steering fluid checked? 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 can fill it per GMC's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your GMC G1500

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1987 GMC G1500. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.