2001 Silhouette Oldsmobile Steering & Suspension Services

Is It Time For 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Silhouette bounces, leans 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 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette in for suspension and steering service. 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, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue 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 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

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car 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. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Oldsmobile Silhouette shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette’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.

2001 Silhouette Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Silhouette's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Oldsmobile Silhouette? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Oldsmobile Silhouette 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 Silhouette is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Oldsmobile service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Oldsmobile Silhouette Suspension Service

When your 2001 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.