2016 Mazda 3 Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Mazda 3 Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2016 Mazda 3. From shocks to ball joints, your Mazda will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

2016 Mazda 3 Maintenance and Service Schedule

When does Mazda recommend steering and suspension service for 2016 Mazda 3s?

Does Your 2016 Mazda 3 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 2016 Mazda 3, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your 3 bounces, leans 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 2016 Mazda 3 in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shocks, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your 3 steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Mazda 3 Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2016 Mazda 3 suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. 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 3’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Mazda 3 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2016 Mazda 3’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2016 3 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Mazda's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Mazda 3? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • 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.