1986 S15 GMC Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule GMC S15 Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1986 GMC S15. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Does Your 1986 GMC S15 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1986 GMC S15, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your S15 jolts, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1986 GMC S15 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, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your S15 suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your GMC S15 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 S15

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1986 GMC S15’s suspension. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Struts support the structure of the suspension and 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 1986 GMC S15 shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your GMC S15 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1986 GMC S15 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.

1986 S15 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my GMC's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need 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 S15? 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 S15 power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your S15’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.