Suspension Service & Repair for 1988 Honda Accord

Is It Time For 1988 Honda Accord Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1988 Honda Accord, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Accord jolts, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1988 Honda Accord in for steering and suspension repairs. 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 take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, 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 explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Accord steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, 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 Honda Accord

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1988 Honda Accord’s suspension. 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 Honda up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Accord’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Honda Accord shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Accord’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1988 Accord Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Honda's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated 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 Honda Accord? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Honda intended.
  • Does my Honda Accord 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 Accord is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Honda service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Honda Accord

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1988 Honda Accord. From shocks to ball joints, your Honda will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.