1987 Safari GMC Steering & Suspension Services

Does Your 1987 GMC Safari Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1987 GMC Safari, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Safari jolts, pulls 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 1987 GMC Safari, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

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 dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your GMC Safari suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your GMC Safari

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1987 GMC Safari suspension system. 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 limit vibration and keep your GMC up off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1987 GMC Safari shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn GMC Safari shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1987 GMC Safari suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1987 Safari Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Safari's steering and 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 Safari? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way GMC intended.
  • Does my GMC Safari 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 Safari’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per GMC's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your GMC Safari

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1987 GMC Safari. From shocks to ball joints, your GMC will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.