1997 GMC K3500 Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1997 GMC K3500

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

Does Your 1997 GMC K3500 Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1997 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. Maybe your K3500 jolts, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1997 GMC K3500, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your GMC K3500’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, 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

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 GMC K3500’s suspension. 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 K3500’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your GMC K3500 shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your K3500’s 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.

1997 K3500 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my K3500's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my GMC K3500? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big 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.
  • When should I have my GMC K3500 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your K3500 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your GMC K3500

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 GMC K3500. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.