1986 Jeep J20 Suspension Service & Repair

When To Get 1986 Jeep J20 Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1986 Jeep J20, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your J20 feels bouncy, drifts to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1986 Jeep J20, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

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, shocks, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your J20 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 Jeep J20 suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Jeep J20

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1986 Jeep J20 suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your J20’s shocks and struts 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 J20 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1986 Jeep J20 suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1986 Jeep J20 Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my J20's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated 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 should my Jeep J20 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 correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my Jeep J20 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your J20 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Jeep's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Jeep J20 Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1986 Jeep J20. From shocks to ball joints, your Jeep will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.