Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette

1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette, 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 Silhouette jolts, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

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 dampeners, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your Silhouette suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Oldsmobile Silhouette’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.

Oldsmobile Silhouette Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Struts support the structure of the suspension and 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 Silhouette’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Oldsmobile Silhouette shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Silhouette’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette 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 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 Silhouette? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. 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 does Oldsmobile Silhouette power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll top it off per Oldsmobile's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Oldsmobile Silhouette

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette. From shocks to ball joints, your Oldsmobile will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.