Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban

Schedule Suspension Services for Your GMC K1500 Suburban

When your 1996 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.

1996 GMC K1500 Suburban Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban suspension system inspected or repaired?

When To Get 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your K1500 Suburban feels bouncy, drifts 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 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban, bring it in for steering and suspension services. 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 take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your K1500 Suburban suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your GMC K1500 Suburban’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

GMC K1500 Suburban Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1996 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 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn GMC K1500 Suburban shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 K1500 Suburban Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my GMC's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need 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 K1500 Suburban? 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 your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my GMC K1500 Suburban 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 power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.