1983 911 Porsche Steering & Suspension Services

When To Get 1983 Porsche 911 Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1983 Porsche 911, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your 911 jolts, drifts to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1983 Porsche 911, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your 911 suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Porsche 911’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.

Porsche 911 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1983 Porsche 911’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. 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 reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 911’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Porsche 911 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1983 Porsche 911’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.

1983 911 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Porsche's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Porsche 911? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Porsche intended.
  • When should I have my Porsche 911 power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 911’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Porsche service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Porsche 911 Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1983 Porsche 911. From shocks to ball joints, your Porsche will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.