1984 Renault R18i Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Renault R18i Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1984 Renault R18i. From shocks to ball joints, your Renault will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Does Your 1984 Renault R18i Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1984 Renault R18i, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your R18i bounces, drifts to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1984 Renault R18i in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, 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 your R18i 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.

Renault R18i Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 1984 Renault R18i’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. 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 1984 Renault R18i shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Renault R18i shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1984 Renault 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.

Questions About 1984 Renault R18i Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my R18i's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, 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.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Renault R18i? 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 Renault intended.
  • Does my Renault R18i power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your R18i’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Renault's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.
  • What can cause my Renault R18i to have a bouncy ride? Damaged struts or shocks can't dampen road bumps properly, causing your vehicle to feel like a trampoline after each dip or bump.
  • Why does my R18i's nose dive down when I hit the brakes? The forward dip in the front end of your R18i when you brake is caused by the weight and momentum transferring to the front wheels. If your suspension system is in bad shape, it can fail to distribute this force, leading your front end to dip further downward.
  • What do worn Renault R18i shocks feel like? Worn shock absorbers can’t absorb road bumps well, making your R18i feel like it’s leaning or swaying when you turn. You may also experience more shaking, rocking, or bouncing than usual as your R18i travels over minor bumps.
  • Where can I go for R18i suspension repair? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care inspects, maintains, and repairs R18i suspension systems. Book an appointment today!