Suspension Service & Repair for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

Not sure when or if your Pontiac Grand Prix’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Does Your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Grand Prix feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Pontiac Grand Prix suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Pontiac Grand Prix Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix’s suspension. 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 limit vibration and keep your Pontiac up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Grand Prix’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Pontiac Grand Prix shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix suspension 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.

1997 Grand Prix Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Pontiac's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, 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 bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Pontiac Grand Prix? 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 Pontiac intended.
  • Does my Pontiac Grand Prix power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Grand Prix’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Pontiac's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Pontiac Grand Prix Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1997 Grand Prix’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.