2009 tC Scion Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule Scion tC Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2009 Scion tC. From shocks to ball joints, your Scion will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

When To Get 2009 Scion tC Suspension Service

When you first bought your 2009 Scion tC, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your tC bounces, drifts to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2009 Scion tC, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If your tC steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, 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 Scion tC

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2009 Scion tC’s suspension. 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 components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your tC’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Scion tC shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your tC’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.

2009 tC Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Scion's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Scion tC? 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 Scion intended.
  • When does Scion tC 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 tC’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Scion service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.
  • Why is my Scion tC bouncing excessively? Excessive bouncing in your Scion tC might be due to damaged struts or shocks that are unable to absorb road bumps effectively, causing your vehicle to feel more like a pogo stick than a smooth ride.
  • Why does my tC tilt forward when I hit the brakes? When you brake, the forward momentum combined with your vehicle's weight sends a lot of force to the vehicle's front end. A bad suspension can cause all that weight and force to push the front end downward.
  • How do I know if I have worn Scion tC shocks? Worn shock absorbers can’t absorb road bumps well, making your tC feel like it’s leaning or swaying when you turn. You may also experience more shaking, rocking, or bouncing than usual as your tC travels over minor bumps.
  • Who repairs tC suspension systems? When you need your tC suspension system serviced, head to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. We inspect, maintain, and repair tC suspensions. Schedule your appointment today!