2009 RX-8 Mazda Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Mazda RX-8

When your 2009 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.

2009 Mazda RX-8 Maintenance and Service Schedule

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

Is It Time For 2009 Mazda RX-8 Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 2009 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, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2009 Mazda RX-8 in for steering and suspension services. 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 check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Mazda RX-8’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, 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 2009 Mazda RX-8’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. 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 2009 Mazda RX-8 shock and strut replacement 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 RX-8 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 2009 Mazda RX-8 suspension shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2009 RX-8 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Mazda's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need 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 RX-8 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. 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 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 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Mazda's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.