1997 626 Mazda Steering & Suspension Services

1997 Mazda 626 Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 1997 Mazda 626 suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 1997 Mazda 626 Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1997 Mazda 626, 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 626 jolts, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1997 Mazda 626 in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your 626 steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Mazda 626 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1997 Mazda 626 suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. 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. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 626’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Mazda 626 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 Mazda 626 suspension 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.

Questions About 1997 Mazda 626 Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Mazda's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, 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 should my Mazda 626 get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Mazda intended.
  • When does Mazda 626 power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 626 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Mazda's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Mazda 626 Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 Mazda 626. From shocks to ball joints, your Mazda will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.