Suspension Service & Repair for 2011 Ram Dakota

2011 Ram Dakota Maintenance Schedule

When should you have your 2011 Ram Dakota suspension system inspected or repaired?

When To Get 2011 Ram Dakota Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 2011 Ram Dakota, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Dakota 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 2011 Ram Dakota in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Dakota suspension system needs repair, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If parts of your Ram Dakota suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Ram Dakota Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2011 Ram Dakota suspension system. 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. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2011 Ram Dakota’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Ram Dakota shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Dakota’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2011 Dakota Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Ram's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated 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 Ram Dakota? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major 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 Ram intended.
  • Does my Ram Dakota 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 Dakota’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Ram service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Ram Dakota Suspension Service

When your 2011 Dakota’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Ram will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.