Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 Nissan 200SX

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 Nissan 200SX

Is the steering and suspension system in your Nissan 200SX due for service yet?

Does Your 1996 Nissan 200SX Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1996 Nissan 200SX, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your 200SX jolts, leans to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1996 Nissan 200SX in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue 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 parts of your Nissan 200SX suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, 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 1996 Nissan 200SX’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 Nissan up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1996 Nissan 200SX’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Nissan 200SX shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 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.

1996 200SX Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Nissan's suspension? Maintaining your tires 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.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Nissan 200SX? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your 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? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 200SX’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Nissan's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Nissan 200SX Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Nissan 200SX. From shocks to ball joints, your Nissan will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.