1986 Cherokee Jeep Steering & Suspension Services

Does Your 1986 Jeep Cherokee Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1986 Jeep Cherokee, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Cherokee bounces, 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 1986 Jeep Cherokee in for suspension and steering service. 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 will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Cherokee steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Jeep Cherokee Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1986 Jeep Cherokee 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 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 Cherokee’s shocks and struts 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 signs of worn Jeep Cherokee shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Cherokee’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1986 Cherokee Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Jeep's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Jeep Cherokee get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. 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 your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my Jeep Cherokee power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Cherokee’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Jeep service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Jeep Cherokee Suspension Service

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