1988 Pontiac Grand Prix Suspension Service & Repair

Does Your 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix, 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 Prix jolts, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Grand Prix 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 Grand Prix Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix’s suspension. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Pontiac Grand Prix shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Grand Prix’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1988 Grand Prix Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Grand Prix's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need 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 Pontiac Grand Prix 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. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Pontiac intended.
  • When should I have my Pontiac Grand Prix power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Grand Prix is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Pontiac's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Pontiac Grand Prix Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix. From shocks to ball joints, your Pontiac will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.