Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 GMC K3500

Schedule Suspension Services for Your GMC K3500

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 GMC K3500. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 GMC K3500

Is the steering and suspension system in your GMC K3500 due for service yet?

When To Get 1996 GMC K3500 Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1996 GMC K3500, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your K3500 feels bouncy, leans 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 1996 GMC K3500 in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem 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 parts of your GMC K3500 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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your GMC K3500

Your 1996 GMC K3500’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. 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 pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1996 GMC K3500 shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn GMC K3500 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 GMC K3500’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1996 GMC K3500 Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my GMC's 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 bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my GMC K3500? 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 connect with the road how 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’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per GMC's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.