Suspension Service & Repair for 1991 GMC K1500

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1991 GMC K1500

Is the steering and suspension system in your GMC K1500 due for service yet?

When To Get 1991 GMC K1500 Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1991 GMC K1500, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your K1500 feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1991 GMC K1500 in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

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, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your GMC K1500 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 K1500 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1991 GMC K1500 suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1991 GMC K1500’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your GMC K1500 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1991 GMC K1500’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1991 K1500 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 let you know when it's time to replace your tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my GMC K1500? 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 the tires connect with the road how GMC intended.
  • Does my GMC K1500 power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your K1500’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule GMC K1500 Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1991 GMC K1500. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.