1986 Renault R18i Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Renault R18i

When your 1986 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.

When To Get 1986 Renault R18i Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1986 Renault R18i, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your R18i feels bouncy, leans 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 1986 Renault R18i 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 absorbers, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, wheel 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 all of your options and the potential cost. 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 1986 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. 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. But there's no set schedule for 1986 Renault R18i shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Renault R18i shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your R18i’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1986 Renault R18i Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Renault's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new 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. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Renault intended.
  • When does Renault R18i power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your R18i is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Renault service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.
  • Why is my Renault R18i bouncing so much? 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.
  • Why does my R18i's nose dive down when I hit 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 cause your vehicle to feel like it's bouncing or hopping over bumps instead of absorbing the impacts smoothly. You may also experience more body roll when turning.
  • Who can repair my R18i suspension system? 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!