Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 Saturn SW2

1996 Saturn SW2 Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 1996 Saturn SW2 suspension system inspected or repaired?

Is It Time For 1996 Saturn SW2 Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1996 Saturn SW2, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your SW2 bounces, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1996 Saturn SW2 in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your SW2 suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Saturn SW2 suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Saturn SW2 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 Saturn SW2 suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the 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 getting your 1996 Saturn SW2’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Saturn SW2 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 Saturn SW2’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 SW2 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 faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Saturn SW2 get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Saturn SW2 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 SW2’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Saturn's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Saturn SW2 Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Saturn SW2. From shocks to ball joints, your Saturn will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.