1998 SL2 Saturn Steering & Suspension Services

1998 Saturn SL2 Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 1998 Saturn SL2 suspension system inspected or repaired?

Is It Time For 1998 Saturn SL2 Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1998 Saturn SL2, 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 SL2 bounces, pulls to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1998 Saturn SL2, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. 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 check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Saturn SL2 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.

Saturn SL2 Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1998 Saturn SL2 suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. 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 SL2’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Saturn SL2 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1998 Saturn SL2’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 SL2 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Saturn'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 bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Saturn SL2? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Saturn intended.
  • When should I have my Saturn SL2 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your SL2 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Saturn service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Saturn SL2 Suspension Service

When your 1998 SL2’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Saturn will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.