1986 Saab 900 Suspension Service & Repair

Does Your 1986 Saab 900 Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1986 Saab 900, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your 900 feels bouncy, drifts 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 1986 Saab 900 in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

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, shocks, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your 900 suspension system needs repair, 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 Saab 900’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Saab 900 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1986 Saab 900 suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Struts support the structure of the suspension and 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 900’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Saab 900 shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your 900’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.

1986 900 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Saab'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. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Saab 900? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how Saab intended.
  • Does my Saab 900 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 900 is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Saab's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Saab 900 Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1986 Saab 900. From shocks to ball joints, your Saab will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.