1996 Sunfire Pontiac Steering & Suspension Services

1996 Pontiac Sunfire Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 1996 Pontiac Sunfire suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 1996 Pontiac Sunfire Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1996 Pontiac Sunfire, 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 Sunfire jolts, drifts to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1996 Pontiac Sunfire in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and power steering components. 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 Sunfire 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 Sunfire Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1996 Pontiac Sunfire’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 reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1996 Pontiac Sunfire’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Pontiac Sunfire shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Sunfire’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 Sunfire Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Pontiac's suspension? Maintaining your tires 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Pontiac Sunfire? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. 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 Sunfire 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 Sunfire’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Pontiac service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Pontiac Sunfire Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Pontiac Sunfire. From shocks to ball joints, your Pontiac will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.