Suspension Service & Repair for 2004 Mazda 3

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Mazda 3

When your 2004 3’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Mazda will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2004 Mazda 3

Not sure when or if your Mazda 3’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Does Your 2004 Mazda 3 Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 2004 Mazda 3, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your 3 jolts, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2004 Mazda 3 in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your 3 suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your 3 steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Mazda 3

Your 2004 Mazda 3’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Mazda up off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 2004 Mazda 3 shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Mazda 3 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 2004 Mazda 3 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 2004 Mazda 3 Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Mazda's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Mazda 3? 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 the tires come into contact with the road in the way Mazda intended.
  • Does my Mazda 3 power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 3’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Mazda's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.