Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 Honda Accord

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 Honda Accord

When does Honda recommend steering and suspension service for 1996 Honda Accords?

When To Get 1996 Honda Accord Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1996 Honda Accord, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Accord jolts, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1996 Honda Accord in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Accord suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Honda Accord suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Honda Accord Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 Honda Accord suspension system. 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. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Accord’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Honda Accord shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Accord’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 Accord Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Honda's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Honda Accord? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. 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 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 power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll top it off per Honda's guidelines 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 1996 Honda Accord. From shocks to ball joints, your Honda will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.