1983 Nissan Maxima Suspension Service & Repair

Is It Time For 1983 Nissan Maxima Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1983 Nissan Maxima, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Maxima 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 1983 Nissan Maxima in for steering and suspension services. 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 will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem 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 Maxima 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.

Nissan Maxima Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1983 Nissan Maxima suspension system. 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 pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1983 Nissan Maxima’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Nissan Maxima shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1983 Nissan Maxima suspension 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.

1983 Maxima Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Maxima's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also let you know when it's time to replace your 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 bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Nissan Maxima? 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 your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my Nissan Maxima power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Maxima’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Nissan service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Nissan Maxima

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1983 Nissan Maxima. From shocks to ball joints, your Nissan will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.