Suspension Service & Repair for 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban

Schedule GMC R2500 Suburban Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1988 R2500 Suburban’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.

Is It Time For 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your R2500 Suburban jolts, sways 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 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. 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’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem 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 R2500 Suburban’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 R2500 Suburban Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban’s suspension. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your GMC R2500 Suburban shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your R2500 Suburban’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1988 GMC R2500 Suburban Steering & Suspension

  • 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.
  • Why should my GMC R2500 Suburban 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 correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my GMC R2500 Suburban power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your R2500 Suburban is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per GMC's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.