1983 K3500 GMC Steering & Suspension Services

When To Get 1983 GMC K3500 Suspension Service

When you first drove your 1983 GMC K3500, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your K3500 bounces, pulls 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 1983 GMC K3500, bring it in for steering and suspension services. 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, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your K3500 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 K3500 steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

GMC K3500 Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 1983 GMC K3500’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. 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 1983 GMC K3500’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn GMC K3500 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1983 GMC K3500 suspension shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1983 K3500 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 let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my GMC K3500? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. 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 K3500 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 K3500 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your GMC K3500

When your 1983 K3500’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your GMC will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.