1985 GMC K1500 Suburban Suspension Service & Repair

Is It Time For 1985 GMC K1500 Suburban Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1985 GMC K1500 Suburban, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your K1500 Suburban feels bouncy, leans 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 1985 GMC K1500 Suburban, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems 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 your K1500 Suburban steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

GMC K1500 Suburban Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1985 GMC K1500 Suburban’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 pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1985 GMC K1500 Suburban shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn GMC K1500 Suburban shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1985 GMC K1500 Suburban’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1985 K1500 Suburban Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my GMC's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my GMC K1500 Suburban get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how GMC intended.
  • Does my GMC K1500 Suburban power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your K1500 Suburban is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per GMC's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule GMC K1500 Suburban Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1985 K1500 Suburban’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.