1996 Mazda B3000 Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Mazda B3000 Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Mazda B3000. From shocks to ball joints, your Mazda will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

1996 Mazda B3000 Maintenance Schedule

Is the steering and suspension system in your Mazda B3000 due for service yet?

When To Get 1996 Mazda B3000 Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1996 Mazda B3000, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your B3000 feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1996 Mazda B3000 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’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue 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 your B3000 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 B3000 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 Mazda B3000 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 components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1996 Mazda B3000’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Mazda B3000 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1996 Mazda B3000 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.

1996 B3000 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Mazda'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 should my Mazda B3000 get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. 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.
  • When should I have my Mazda B3000 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your B3000’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Mazda's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.