1998 GMC Safari Suspension Service & Repair

1998 GMC Safari Maintenance and Service Schedule

Is the steering and suspension system in your GMC Safari due for service yet?

When To Get 1998 GMC Safari Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1998 GMC Safari, 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 Safari feels bouncy, drifts 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 1998 GMC Safari in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your GMC Safari’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 Safari Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1998 GMC Safari suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the 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 1998 GMC Safari shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your GMC Safari shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1998 GMC Safari’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1998 Safari Steering & Suspension Questions

  • 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 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.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my GMC Safari? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big 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 Safari power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Safari’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule GMC Safari Suspension Service

When your 1998 Safari’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.