Suspension Service & Repair for 1997 Land Rover Defender 90

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1997 Land Rover Defender 90

When should you have your 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1997 Land Rover Defender 90, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Defender 90 feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 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, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Defender 90 suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Land Rover Defender 90’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.

Land Rover Defender 90 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Land Rover Defender 90’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. 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 Defender 90’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Land Rover Defender 90 shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Defender 90’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 Defender 90 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Defender 90'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 bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Land Rover Defender 90? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Land Rover intended.
  • When does Land Rover Defender 90 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 Defender 90’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Land Rover's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Land Rover Defender 90

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 Land Rover Defender 90. From shocks to ball joints, your Land Rover will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.