1997 88 Oldsmobile Steering & Suspension Services

1997 Oldsmobile 88 Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when or if your Oldsmobile 88’s steering and suspension systems need service?

When To Get 1997 Oldsmobile 88 Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1997 Oldsmobile 88, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your 88 feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1997 Oldsmobile 88 in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your 88 suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Oldsmobile 88’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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Oldsmobile 88

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Oldsmobile 88’s suspension. 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 1997 Oldsmobile 88 shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Oldsmobile 88 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 Oldsmobile 88 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.

1997 88 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my 88'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 Oldsmobile 88? 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 Oldsmobile intended.
  • Does my Oldsmobile 88 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 88 is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Oldsmobile's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Oldsmobile 88 Suspension Service

When your 1997 88’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Oldsmobile will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.