1986 GMC G2500 Suspension Service & Repair

Does Your 1986 GMC G2500 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1986 GMC G2500, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your G2500 feels bouncy, leans 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 1986 GMC G2500, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your G2500 suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your GMC G2500’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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your GMC G2500

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1986 GMC G2500 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 1986 GMC G2500 shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your GMC G2500 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1986 GMC G2500’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1986 G2500 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my G2500's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my GMC G2500? 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 the tires come into contact with the road in the way GMC intended.
  • When should I have my GMC G2500 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your G2500 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule GMC G2500 Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1986 GMC G2500. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.