2008 Patriot Jeep Steering & Suspension Services

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2008 Jeep Patriot

Is the steering and suspension system in your Jeep Patriot due for service yet?

When To Get 2008 Jeep Patriot Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 2008 Jeep Patriot, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Patriot jolts, drifts 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 2008 Jeep Patriot, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Jeep Patriot 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 Patriot Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2008 Jeep Patriot’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2008 Jeep Patriot’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Jeep Patriot shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 2008 Jeep Patriot suspension 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.

2008 Patriot Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Jeep's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Jeep Patriot? 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 Patriot 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 Patriot’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Jeep's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Jeep Patriot

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2008 Jeep Patriot. From shocks to ball joints, your Jeep will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.