1996 Saab 9000 Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 Saab 9000

Not sure when or if your Saab 9000’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Is It Time For 1996 Saab 9000 Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1996 Saab 9000, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your 9000 bounces, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1996 Saab 9000, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Saab 9000 suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Saab 9000 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 Saab 9000 suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 9000’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Saab 9000 shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your 9000’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1996 Saab 9000 Steering & Suspension

  • 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 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 Saab 9000 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 right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires connect with the road how Saab intended.
  • Does my Saab 9000 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 9000 is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Saab's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Saab 9000 Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Saab 9000. From shocks to ball joints, your Saab will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.