1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Suspension Services for Your GMC K1500 Suburban

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

When To Get 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban Suspension Service

When you first drove your 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your K1500 Suburban bounces, pulls 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 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

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, shock absorbers, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, 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 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. 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 K1500 Suburban’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn GMC K1500 Suburban shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1986 K1500 Suburban Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my GMC's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why should my GMC K1500 Suburban 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. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way GMC intended.
  • When does GMC K1500 Suburban power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your K1500 Suburban’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per GMC's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.