Suspension Service & Repair for 2012 Nissan Pathfinder

When To Get 2012 Nissan Pathfinder Suspension Service

When you first bought your 2012 Nissan Pathfinder, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your Pathfinder feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2012 Nissan Pathfinder in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, axle 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 your Nissan Pathfinder’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.

Nissan Pathfinder Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 2012 Nissan Pathfinder’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. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2012 Nissan Pathfinder’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Nissan Pathfinder shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 2012 Nissan Pathfinder suspension shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2012 Pathfinder Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Nissan's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your 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 Pathfinder? 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 come into contact with the road in the way Nissan intended.
  • Does my Nissan Pathfinder power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll follow Nissan service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Nissan Pathfinder Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2012 Nissan Pathfinder. From shocks to ball joints, your Nissan will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.