Suspension Service & Repair for 1985 Nissan 200SX

Is It Time For 1985 Nissan 200SX Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1985 Nissan 200SX, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your 200SX jolts, leans 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 Nissan 200SX, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. 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 take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Nissan 200SX’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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Nissan 200SX

Your 1985 Nissan 200SX’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 200SX’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Nissan 200SX shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1985 Nissan 200SX’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.

1985 200SX Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my 200SX's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Nissan 200SX? 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 the tires come into contact with the road in the way Nissan intended.
  • When does Nissan 200SX power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your 200SX is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Nissan's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Nissan 200SX Suspension Service

When your 1985 200SX’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Nissan will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.