2006 Mazda RX-8 Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2006 Mazda RX-8

Not sure when or if your Mazda RX-8’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Does Your 2006 Mazda RX-8 Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 2006 Mazda RX-8, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your RX-8 jolts, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2006 Mazda RX-8 in for steering and suspension repairs. 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 dampeners, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Mazda RX-8’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Mazda RX-8 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2006 Mazda RX-8’s suspension. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. 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 RX-8’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward 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.

2006 RX-8 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my RX-8's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated 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.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Mazda RX-8? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. 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 checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your RX-8’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Mazda's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Mazda RX-8

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2006 Mazda RX-8. From shocks to ball joints, your Mazda will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.