Suspension Service & Repair for 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Maintenance Schedule

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

Is It Time For 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Silhouette bounces, 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 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. 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 Oldsmobile Silhouette’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Oldsmobile Silhouette

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette’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 components work together to limit vibration and keep your Oldsmobile up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Oldsmobile Silhouette shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1998 Silhouette Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Silhouette's steering and 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 Silhouette get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Oldsmobile intended.
  • When should I have my Oldsmobile Silhouette power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Silhouette’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Oldsmobile's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Oldsmobile Silhouette Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1998 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.