Suspension Service & Repair for 1983 Renault R18i

When To Get 1983 Renault R18i Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1983 Renault R18i, 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 R18i feels bouncy, leans 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 1983 Renault R18i in for suspension and steering service. 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, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your R18i suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Renault R18i 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.

Renault R18i Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1983 Renault R18i’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. 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 R18i’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Renault R18i shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your R18i’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1983 R18i Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Renault's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also let you know when it's time to replace your 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 Renault R18i? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my Renault R18i power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your R18i is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Renault service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Renault R18i

When your 1983 R18i’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Renault will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.