1988 Saab 900 Suspension Service & Repair

Does Your 1988 Saab 900 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1988 Saab 900, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your 900 jolts, leans 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 1988 Saab 900 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, shocks, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your 900 steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Saab 900 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1988 Saab 900’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Saab up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 900’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Saab 900 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1988 Saab 900’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1988 900 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Saab's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new 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. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way 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’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Saab's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Saab 900 Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1988 Saab 900. From shocks to ball joints, your Saab will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.