1985 Cougar Mercury Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Mercury Cougar

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1985 Mercury Cougar. From shocks to ball joints, your Mercury will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Does Your 1985 Mercury Cougar Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1985 Mercury Cougar, 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 Cougar bounces, drifts 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 1985 Mercury Cougar, bring it in for steering and suspension services. 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’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your Cougar suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Mercury Cougar suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Mercury Cougar Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1985 Mercury Cougar suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there's no set schedule for 1985 Mercury Cougar shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Mercury Cougar shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1985 Mercury Cougar’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.

1985 Cougar Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Cougar's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need 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 Mercury Cougar? 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.
  • When should I have my Mercury Cougar power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Cougar is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Mercury's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.
  • What can cause my Mercury Cougar to have a bouncy ride? If it feels like you’re on a trampoline every time your Cougar goes over a bump or dip, you may have a problem with your struts or shocks. Faulty shocks and struts can’t properly absorb road bumps, leading to a bouncy ride.
  • What can cause the front end of my Cougar to dip forward when I apply the brakes? As you brake, the forward momentum of your Cougar combined with its weight sends a ton of force to its front end. A damaged or worn suspension system can cause the front end to compress and dip even further.
  • How can I tell if the shocks on my Mercury Cougar are bad? Worn shock absorbers can’t absorb road bumps well, making your Cougar feel like it’s leaning or swaying when you turn. You may also experience more shaking, rocking, or bouncing than usual as your Cougar travels over minor bumps.
  • Where can I go for Cougar suspension repair? When you need your Cougar suspension system serviced, head to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. We inspect, maintain, and repair Cougar suspensions. Schedule your appointment today!