Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 Land Rover Discovery

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 Land Rover Discovery

When does Land Rover recommend steering and suspension service for 1996 Land Rover Discoverys?

Does Your 1996 Land Rover Discovery Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1996 Land Rover Discovery, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Discovery 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 1996 Land Rover Discovery, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

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, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem 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 Land Rover Discovery 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 Land Rover Discovery

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 Land Rover Discovery suspension system. 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. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1996 Land Rover Discovery’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Land Rover Discovery shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1996 Land Rover Discovery suspension shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 Discovery Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Land Rover's 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 Discovery? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how Land Rover intended.
  • When should I have my Land Rover Discovery power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Discovery’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Land Rover's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Land Rover Discovery Suspension Service

When your 1996 Discovery’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Land Rover will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.