1983 Oldsmobile 98 Suspension Service & Repair

Does Your 1983 Oldsmobile 98 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1983 Oldsmobile 98, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your 98 bounces, sways 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 Oldsmobile 98 in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your 98 suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Oldsmobile 98 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 Oldsmobile 98

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1983 Oldsmobile 98 suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Oldsmobile up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 98’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Oldsmobile 98 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1983 Oldsmobile 98’s 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 98 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Oldsmobile's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Oldsmobile 98? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big 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 does Oldsmobile 98 power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your 98’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Oldsmobile service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Oldsmobile 98

When your 1983 98’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.