Suspension Service & Repair for 1998 Pontiac Firebird

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1998 Pontiac Firebird

Is the steering and suspension system in your Pontiac Firebird due for service yet?

Is It Time For 1998 Pontiac Firebird Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1998 Pontiac Firebird, 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. Perhaps your Firebird feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1998 Pontiac Firebird 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, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Firebird 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.

Pontiac Firebird Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1998 Pontiac Firebird suspension system. 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 reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Firebird’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 an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Pontiac Firebird shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1998 Pontiac Firebird’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1998 Firebird Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Pontiac's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Pontiac Firebird 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 right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Pontiac intended.
  • Does my Pontiac Firebird power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Firebird is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Pontiac service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Pontiac Firebird Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1998 Firebird’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Pontiac will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.