2005 xA Scion Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule Scion xA Steering & Suspension Services

When your 2005 xA’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Scion will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Does Your 2005 Scion xA Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 2005 Scion xA, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your xA bounces, pulls 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 2005 Scion xA in for steering and suspension repairs. 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 will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Scion xA’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Scion xA Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2005 Scion xA’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 limit vibration and keep your Scion up off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 2005 Scion xA shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Scion xA shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2005 Scion xA’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.

2005 xA Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my xA's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Scion xA 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 the tires connect with the road how Scion intended.
  • When should I have my Scion xA power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your xA’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Scion's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.
  • What can cause my Scion xA to have a bouncy ride? Excessive bouncing in your Scion xA 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 xA front end dip forward when I brake? The forward dip in the front end of your xA when you brake is caused by the weight and momentum transferring to the front wheels. If your suspension system is in bad shape, it can fail to distribute this force, leading your front end to dip further downward.
  • What do worn Scion xA shocks feel like? Worn xA shock absorbers can't effectively absorb road impacts. Your xA might feel like it's swaying or rolling when making a turn. You may also feel like your xA shakes or rocks harder than normal when you go over a minor bump.
  • Where can I go for xA suspension repair? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care inspects, maintains, and repairs xA suspension systems. Book an appointment today!