Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

When does Pontiac recommend steering and suspension service for 1996 Pontiac Grand Ams?

Is It Time For 1996 Pontiac Grand Am Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, 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 Grand Am bounces, pulls 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 1996 Pontiac Grand Am 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, wheel 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 go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Grand Am steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Pontiac Grand Am Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am’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. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. 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 Grand Am’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Pontiac Grand Am shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 Grand Am Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Grand Am's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Pontiac Grand Am? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. 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 Pontiac intended.
  • When should I have my Pontiac Grand Am power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Grand Am’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Pontiac service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Pontiac Grand Am

When your 1996 Grand Am’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.