2004 Mazda RX-8 Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Mazda RX-8 Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2004 Mazda RX-8. From shocks to ball joints, your Mazda will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2004 Mazda RX-8

When does Mazda recommend steering and suspension service for 2004 Mazda RX-8s?

Does Your 2004 Mazda RX-8 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 2004 Mazda RX-8, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your RX-8 bounces, leans 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 2004 Mazda RX-8 in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your RX-8 suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Mazda RX-8 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.

Mazda RX-8 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2004 Mazda RX-8’s suspension. 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. But there's no set schedule for 2004 Mazda RX-8 shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Mazda RX-8 shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your RX-8’s 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.

2004 RX-8 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my RX-8's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Mazda RX-8? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Mazda intended.
  • When does Mazda RX-8 power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your RX-8 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Mazda's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.