Suspension Service & Repair for 2005 Mercury Montego

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Mercury Montego

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2005 Mercury Montego. From shocks to ball joints, your Mercury will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Does Your 2005 Mercury Montego Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 2005 Mercury Montego, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Montego bounces, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2005 Mercury Montego, bring it 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, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. 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 Mercury Montego’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Mercury Montego Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2005 Mercury Montego suspension system. 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 components work together to limit vibration and keep your Mercury up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2005 Mercury Montego’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Mercury Montego shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2005 Mercury Montego’s 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.

2005 Montego Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Mercury's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, 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 Mercury Montego? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my Mercury Montego power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Montego’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Mercury service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.
  • What can cause my Mercury Montego to have a bouncy ride? If your shocks or struts are in bad shape, they can’t dampen road bumps like they should. This can cause your Montego to bounce more than usual.
  • Why does my Montego front end dip forward when I brake? The forward dip in the front end of your Montego when you brake is caused by the weight and momentum transferring to the front wheels. If your suspension system is in bad shape, it can fail to distribute this force, leading your front end to dip further downward.
  • What are the signs that the shocks on my Mercury Montego need replacing? Worn shock absorbers can’t absorb road bumps well, making your Montego feel like it’s leaning or swaying when you turn. You may also experience more shaking, rocking, or bouncing than usual as your Montego travels over minor bumps.
  • Who can repair my Montego suspension system? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care inspects, maintains, and repairs Montego suspension systems. Book an appointment today!