1998 Wrangler Jeep Steering & Suspension Services

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1998 Jeep Wrangler

When does Jeep recommend steering and suspension service for 1998 Jeep Wranglers?

Does Your 1998 Jeep Wrangler Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1998 Jeep Wrangler, 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 Wrangler bounces, leans 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 1998 Jeep Wrangler in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, axle 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 Wrangler’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 Wrangler Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1998 Jeep Wrangler’s suspension. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. 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 Wrangler’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Jeep Wrangler shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1998 Jeep Wrangler suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1998 Wrangler Steering & Suspension Questions

  • 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. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why should my Jeep Wrangler 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. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my Jeep Wrangler power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Wrangler’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Jeep's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Jeep Wrangler Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1998 Jeep Wrangler. From shocks to ball joints, your Jeep will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.