1989 R2500 Suburban GMC Steering & Suspension Services

When To Get 1989 GMC R2500 Suburban Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1989 GMC R2500 Suburban, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your R2500 Suburban jolts, sways 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 1989 GMC R2500 Suburban, bring it in for suspension and steering service. 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, 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 problem and, if your R2500 Suburban 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 R2500 Suburban steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

GMC R2500 Suburban Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1989 GMC R2500 Suburban’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 pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your R2500 Suburban’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn GMC R2500 Suburban shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1989 GMC R2500 Suburban suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1989 GMC R2500 Suburban Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my GMC's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, 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 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 the tires come into contact with the road in the way GMC intended.
  • Does my GMC R2500 Suburban 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 R2500 Suburban is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per GMC's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule GMC R2500 Suburban Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1989 GMC R2500 Suburban. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.