1988 Oldsmobile 98 Suspension Service & Repair

Does Your 1988 Oldsmobile 98 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1988 Oldsmobile 98, 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. Perhaps your 98 feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1988 Oldsmobile 98 in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

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, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if steering and suspension service is needed, 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.

Oldsmobile 98 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1988 Oldsmobile 98 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 Oldsmobile up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1988 Oldsmobile 98’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Oldsmobile 98 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1988 Oldsmobile 98 suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1988 Oldsmobile 98 Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Oldsmobile'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 Oldsmobile 98 get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Oldsmobile intended.
  • When should I have my Oldsmobile 98 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your 98 is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Oldsmobile's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Oldsmobile 98 Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1988 Oldsmobile 98. From shocks to ball joints, your Oldsmobile will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.