1996 SL Saturn Steering & Suspension Services

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 Saturn SL

Is the steering and suspension system in your Saturn SL due for service yet?

Does Your 1996 Saturn SL Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1996 Saturn SL, 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 SL jolts, sways 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 Saturn SL, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your SL suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Saturn SL 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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Saturn SL

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 Saturn SL suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. 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. But there's no set schedule for 1996 Saturn SL shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Saturn SL shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your SL’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.

1996 SL Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Saturn's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Saturn SL? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. 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 Saturn intended.
  • When does Saturn SL power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? 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 follow Saturn service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Saturn SL Suspension Service

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