1985 R18i Renault Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule Renault R18i Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1985 Renault R18i. From shocks to ball joints, your Renault will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

When To Get 1985 Renault R18i Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1985 Renault R18i, 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 R18i jolts, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1985 Renault R18i in for suspension and steering service. 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 absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if steering and suspension service is needed, 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 Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 1985 Renault R18i’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. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. 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 R18i’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Renault R18i shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1985 Renault R18i’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.

1985 R18i Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Renault's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your 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.
  • Why should my Renault R18i get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Renault R18i power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? 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 follow Renault service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.
  • What can cause my Renault R18i to have a bouncy ride? If your shocks or struts are in bad shape, they can’t dampen road bumps like they should. This can cause your R18i to bounce more than usual.
  • What can cause the front end of my R18i to dip forward when I apply the brakes? As you brake, the forward momentum of your R18i combined with its weight sends a ton of force to its front end. A damaged or worn suspension system can cause the front end to compress and dip even further.
  • How can I tell if the shocks on my Renault R18i are bad? Worn R18i shock absorbers can't effectively absorb road impacts. Your R18i might feel like it's swaying or rolling when making a turn. You may also feel like your R18i shakes or rocks harder than normal when you go over a minor bump.
  • Who repairs R18i suspension systems? When you need your R18i suspension system serviced, head to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. We inspect, maintain, and repair R18i suspensions. Schedule your appointment today!