Suspension Service & Repair for 1998 Saturn SL

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1998 Saturn SL

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

Does Your 1998 Saturn SL Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1998 Saturn SL, 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 SL bounces, sways to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1998 Saturn SL in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. 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 your SL steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Saturn SL Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1998 Saturn SL’s suspension. 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 components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there's no set schedule for 1998 Saturn SL shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Saturn SL shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1998 Saturn SL’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1998 SL Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my SL's steering and 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 Saturn SL? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Saturn intended.
  • When does Saturn SL power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your SL’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Saturn's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Saturn SL Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1998 Saturn SL. From shocks to ball joints, your Saturn will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.