Suspension Service & Repair for 1986 GMC Jimmy

Schedule Suspension Services for Your GMC Jimmy

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

Is It Time For 1986 GMC Jimmy Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 1986 GMC Jimmy, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your Jimmy feels bouncy, drifts 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 Jimmy 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 take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your GMC Jimmy 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 Jimmy Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1986 GMC Jimmy suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your GMC up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Jimmy’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn GMC Jimmy shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1986 GMC Jimmy’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1986 Jimmy Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Jimmy's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, 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 Jimmy? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does GMC Jimmy power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Jimmy is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per GMC's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.