2012 Mazda 3 Suspension Service & Repair

2012 Mazda 3 Maintenance Schedule

When should you have your 2012 Mazda 3 suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 2012 Mazda 3 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 2012 Mazda 3, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your 3 feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2012 Mazda 3, bring it in for steering and suspension services. 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’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your 3 suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Mazda 3 suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Mazda 3

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2012 Mazda 3 suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. 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. But there's no set schedule for 2012 Mazda 3 shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Mazda 3 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2012 Mazda 3’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2012 3 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • 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 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 Mazda 3? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big 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 Mazda intended.
  • Does my Mazda 3 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 3’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Mazda's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Mazda 3 Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2012 Mazda 3. From shocks to ball joints, your Mazda will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.