1988 Mercury Topaz Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Mercury Topaz Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1988 Mercury Topaz. From shocks to ball joints, your Mercury will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

When To Get 1988 Mercury Topaz Suspension Service

When you first drove your 1988 Mercury Topaz, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Topaz bounces, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1988 Mercury Topaz in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Topaz suspension system needs repair, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If your Mercury Topaz’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 Topaz Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 1988 Mercury Topaz’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the 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 1988 Mercury Topaz’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Mercury Topaz shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1988 Mercury Topaz’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1988 Mercury Topaz Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Mercury's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need 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 Topaz? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Mercury intended.
  • When should I have my Mercury Topaz power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Topaz’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Mercury service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.