2008 Mazda RX-8 Suspension Service & Repair

2008 Mazda RX-8 Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 2008 Mazda RX-8 suspension system inspected or repaired?

When To Get 2008 Mazda RX-8 Suspension Service

When you first bought your 2008 Mazda RX-8, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your RX-8 feels bouncy, drifts 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 2008 Mazda RX-8 in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your RX-8 suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your RX-8 steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Mazda RX-8 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 2008 Mazda RX-8’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2008 Mazda RX-8’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Mazda RX-8 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 2008 Mazda RX-8 suspension shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2008 RX-8 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • 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 let you know when it's time to replace your 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Mazda RX-8? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big 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.
  • Does my Mazda RX-8 power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your RX-8’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Mazda's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Mazda RX-8

When your 2008 RX-8’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.