1997 GMC K1500 Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Suspension Services for Your GMC K1500

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 GMC K1500. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

1997 GMC K1500 Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when or if your GMC K1500’s steering and suspension systems need service?

When To Get 1997 GMC K1500 Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1997 GMC K1500, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your K1500 feels bouncy, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1997 GMC K1500, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your K1500 suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your GMC K1500’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

GMC K1500 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1997 GMC K1500 suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1997 GMC K1500’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your GMC K1500 shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your K1500’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 K1500 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my K1500's steering and 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 tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my GMC K1500? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does GMC K1500 power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your K1500’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per GMC's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.