1996 GMC K2500 Suspension Service & Repair

1996 GMC K2500 Maintenance and Service Schedule

Is the steering and suspension system in your GMC K2500 due for service yet?

Does Your 1996 GMC K2500 Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1996 GMC K2500, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your K2500 feels bouncy, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1996 GMC K2500 in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil 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 steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If your GMC K2500’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

GMC K2500 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1996 GMC K2500’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your GMC up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1996 GMC K2500’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn GMC K2500 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1996 GMC K2500 suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 K2500 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my K2500's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new 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 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.
  • Does my GMC K2500 power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll top it off per GMC's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule GMC K2500 Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 GMC K2500. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.