2002 Altima Nissan Steering & Suspension Services

2002 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

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

Does Your 2002 Nissan Altima Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 2002 Nissan Altima, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Altima bounces, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2002 Nissan Altima in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, 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 parts of your Nissan Altima suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Nissan Altima

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2002 Nissan Altima 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 components work together to limit vibration and keep your Nissan up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Altima’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Nissan Altima shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2002 Nissan Altima’s 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 2002 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 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.
  • Why should my Nissan Altima get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major 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.
  • When does Nissan Altima 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 Altima’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Nissan's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Nissan Altima Steering & Suspension Services

When your 2002 Altima’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.