1989 GMC R2500 Suspension Service & Repair

When To Get 1989 GMC R2500 Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1989 GMC R2500, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your R2500 feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1989 GMC R2500 in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering components. 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’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

GMC R2500 Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1989 GMC R2500 suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your GMC up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1989 GMC R2500’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn GMC R2500 shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your R2500’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1989 R2500 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my GMC's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my GMC R2500? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how GMC intended.
  • Does my GMC R2500 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’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per GMC's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule GMC R2500 Suspension Service

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