Suspension Service & Repair for 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

When should you have your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire suspension system inspected or repaired?

Is It Time For 1998 Pontiac Sunfire Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your Sunfire feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

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, shocks, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Sunfire suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Sunfire 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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Pontiac Sunfire

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1998 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 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 Sunfire’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs 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.

1998 Sunfire Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Pontiac's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for 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? 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 connect with the road how Pontiac intended.
  • When should I have my Pontiac Sunfire power steering fluid 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 can fill it per Pontiac's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Pontiac Sunfire Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire. From shocks to ball joints, your Pontiac will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.