Suspension Service & Repair for 1988 GMC K2500

When To Get 1988 GMC K2500 Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1988 GMC K2500, 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 K2500 bounces, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1988 GMC K2500 in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, 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 issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your GMC K2500’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 K2500 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1988 GMC K2500 suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the 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 1988 GMC K2500 shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn GMC K2500 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1988 GMC K2500 suspension 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.

1988 K2500 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my K2500's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my GMC K2500 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. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way GMC intended.
  • When does GMC K2500 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 K2500 is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per GMC's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule GMC K2500 Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1988 GMC K2500. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.