1997 Nissan Altima Suspension Service & Repair

1997 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

When does Nissan recommend steering and suspension service for 1997 Nissan Altimas?

Does Your 1997 Nissan Altima Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1997 Nissan Altima, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Altima bounces, leans 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 1997 Nissan Altima, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. 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 absorbers, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Altima steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Nissan Altima Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1997 Nissan Altima suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Nissan up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1997 Nissan Altima’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Nissan Altima shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1997 Nissan Altima’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1997 Nissan Altima Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Nissan's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Nissan Altima? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Nissan intended.
  • Does my Nissan Altima power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll top it off per Nissan's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Nissan Altima Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 Nissan Altima. From shocks to ball joints, your Nissan will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.