1986 Horizon Plymouth Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Plymouth Horizon

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1986 Plymouth Horizon. From shocks to ball joints, your Plymouth will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Is It Time For 1986 Plymouth Horizon Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 1986 Plymouth Horizon, 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 Horizon jolts, drifts to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1986 Plymouth Horizon in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Horizon 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.

Plymouth Horizon Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 1986 Plymouth Horizon’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. 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 components work together to limit vibration and keep your Plymouth up off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1986 Plymouth Horizon shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Plymouth Horizon shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1986 Plymouth Horizon suspension 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.

1986 Horizon Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Plymouth'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. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why should my Plymouth Horizon 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. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Plymouth intended.
  • When does Plymouth Horizon 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 Horizon is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Plymouth's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.
  • Why does my Plymouth Horizon bounce so much? If it feels like you’re on a trampoline every time your Horizon goes over a bump or dip, you may have a problem with your struts or shocks. Faulty shocks and struts can’t properly absorb road bumps, leading to a bouncy ride.
  • What can cause the front end of my Horizon to dip forward when I apply the brakes? The forward dip in the front end of your Horizon when you brake is caused by the weight and momentum transferring to the front wheels. If your suspension system is in bad shape, it can fail to distribute this force, leading your front end to dip further downward.
  • How do I know if I have worn Plymouth Horizon shocks? If your Horizon shock absorbers are worn out, they won’t be able to properly dampen road bumps. You might experience a bouncy or unstable ride, especially over bumps or rough roads. Your Horizon might also feel like it sways or rolls as you turn.
  • Who does Horizon suspension repairs? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care is ready to help with Horizon suspension system services, including inspections, maintenance, and repairs. Book an appointment for your suspension service today!