1990 Protege Mazda Steering & Suspension Services

1990 Mazda Protege Maintenance Schedule

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

Does Your 1990 Mazda Protege Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1990 Mazda Protege, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Protege jolts, leans to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1990 Mazda Protege, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

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 dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Protege suspension system needs repair, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If your Mazda Protege’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Mazda Protege Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1990 Mazda Protege’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Mazda up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Protege’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Mazda Protege shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1990 Mazda Protege suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1990 Protege Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • 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 Protege? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my Mazda Protege 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 power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll follow Mazda service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Mazda Protege

When your 1990 Protege’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.