1996 Jeep Cherokee Suspension Service & Repair

1996 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

When should you have your 1996 Jeep Cherokee suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 1996 Jeep Cherokee Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1996 Jeep Cherokee, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Cherokee jolts, sways 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 1996 Jeep Cherokee in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If parts of your Jeep Cherokee 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.

Jeep Cherokee Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1996 Jeep Cherokee’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. 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. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1996 Jeep Cherokee’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators 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. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 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 tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Jeep Cherokee? 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 connect with the road how Jeep intended.
  • When does Jeep Cherokee power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Cherokee is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Jeep service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Jeep Cherokee Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Jeep Cherokee. From shocks to ball joints, your Jeep will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.