2004 Pontiac Sunfire Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2004 Pontiac Sunfire

When should you have your 2004 Pontiac Sunfire suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 2004 Pontiac Sunfire Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 2004 Pontiac Sunfire, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Sunfire jolts, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2004 Pontiac Sunfire in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue 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 Sunfire’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 Sunfire Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2004 Pontiac Sunfire suspension system. 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, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Pontiac Sunfire shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2004 Pontiac Sunfire’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2004 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 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? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. 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.
  • Does my Pontiac Sunfire power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Sunfire is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Pontiac's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Pontiac Sunfire Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2004 Pontiac Sunfire. From shocks to ball joints, your Pontiac will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.