Suspension Service & Repair for 1987 Pontiac Sunbird

When To Get 1987 Pontiac Sunbird Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1987 Pontiac Sunbird, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Sunbird jolts, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1987 Pontiac Sunbird in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, 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 go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Pontiac Sunbird’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Pontiac Sunbird Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1987 Pontiac Sunbird’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. 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 Pontiac up off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1987 Pontiac Sunbird shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Pontiac Sunbird shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1987 Pontiac Sunbird 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.

1987 Sunbird 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. 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 Sunbird? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. 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.
  • When does Pontiac Sunbird power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Sunbird’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Pontiac's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Pontiac Sunbird Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1987 Pontiac Sunbird. From shocks to ball joints, your Pontiac will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.