Suspension Service & Repair for 1986 GMC G3500

Schedule GMC G3500 Suspension Service

When your 1986 G3500’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.

Is It Time For 1986 GMC G3500 Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1986 GMC G3500, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your G3500 feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1986 GMC G3500 in for suspension and steering service. 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, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your G3500 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 G3500 steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

GMC G3500 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1986 GMC G3500’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 reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there's no set schedule for 1986 GMC G3500 shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn GMC G3500 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1986 GMC G3500’s 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 1986 GMC G3500 Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my G3500's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my GMC G3500 get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires connect with the road how GMC intended.
  • Does my GMC G3500 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 G3500’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.