Suspension Service & Repair for 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette

1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette Maintenance Schedule

When should you have your 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette suspension system inspected or repaired?

When To Get 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette Suspension Service

When you first drove your 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Silhouette jolts, pulls 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 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Silhouette 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 Silhouette steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Oldsmobile Silhouette Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 1997 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. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Silhouette’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Oldsmobile Silhouette shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 Silhouette 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 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Oldsmobile Silhouette? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how Oldsmobile intended.
  • When does Oldsmobile Silhouette power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? 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 top it off per Oldsmobile's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Oldsmobile Silhouette Suspension Service

When your 1997 Silhouette’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.