1997 K1500 Suburban GMC Steering & Suspension Services

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 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban

When should you have your 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban suspension system inspected or repaired?

When To Get 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your K1500 Suburban feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. 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, shocks, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel hub 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 explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your K1500 Suburban steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your GMC K1500 Suburban

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your GMC up off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn GMC K1500 Suburban shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 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 alert you to the need for 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. Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • 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 power steering fluid needs to be filled, we can fill it per GMC's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.