1997 Cherokee Jeep Steering & Suspension Services

1997 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance and Service Schedule

When does Jeep recommend steering and suspension service for 1997 Jeep Cherokees?

Is It Time For 1997 Jeep Cherokee Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1997 Jeep Cherokee, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Cherokee bounces, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1997 Jeep Cherokee, bring it in for suspension and steering service. 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, shocks, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Jeep Cherokee’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Jeep Cherokee Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 1997 Jeep Cherokee’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. 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 Jeep up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1997 Jeep Cherokee’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Jeep Cherokee shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1997 Jeep Cherokee’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 Cherokee Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Jeep's suspension? Maintaining your tires 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.
  • Why should my Jeep Cherokee get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. 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 your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Jeep Cherokee power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Cherokee is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Jeep's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Jeep Cherokee Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 Jeep Cherokee. From shocks to ball joints, your Jeep will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.