Suspension Service & Repair for 2003 Saab 9-5

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2003 Saab 9-5

Is the steering and suspension system in your Saab 9-5 due for service yet?

When To Get 2003 Saab 9-5 Suspension Service

When you first bought your 2003 Saab 9-5, 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 9-5 bounces, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2003 Saab 9-5 in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Saab 9-5 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.

Saab 9-5 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 2003 Saab 9-5’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 pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2003 Saab 9-5’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Saab 9-5 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2003 Saab 9-5’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2003 9-5 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Saab's suspension? Maintaining your tires 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.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Saab 9-5? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Saab intended.
  • Does my Saab 9-5 power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll top it off per Saab's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Saab 9-5 Steering & Suspension Services

When your 2003 9-5’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Saab will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.