Suspension Service & Repair for 1998 Mercury Mountaineer

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Mercury Mountaineer

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1998 Mercury Mountaineer. From shocks to ball joints, your Mercury will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Does Your 1998 Mercury Mountaineer Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1998 Mercury Mountaineer, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Mountaineer bounces, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1998 Mercury Mountaineer 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 will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Mountaineer steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Mercury Mountaineer Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1998 Mercury Mountaineer 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 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 Mountaineer’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Mercury Mountaineer shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1998 Mercury Mountaineer suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1998 Mercury Mountaineer Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Mercury's 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Mercury Mountaineer? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how Mercury intended.
  • When does Mercury Mountaineer power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Mountaineer is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Mercury's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.