2006 Scion xA Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Scion xA Steering & Suspension Services

When your 2006 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.

When To Get 2006 Scion xA Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 2006 Scion xA, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your xA bounces, sways 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 2006 Scion xA, 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 will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. 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 Scion xA 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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Scion xA

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2006 Scion xA suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Scion up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your xA’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Scion xA shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your xA’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2006 xA Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Scion's 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Scion xA? 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 Scion intended.
  • Does my Scion xA power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we can fill it per Scion's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.
  • Why does my Scion xA bounce so much? If it feels like you’re on a trampoline every time your xA goes over a bump or dip, you may have a problem with your struts or shocks. Faulty shocks and struts can’t properly absorb road bumps, leading to a bouncy ride.
  • Why does my xA front end dip forward when I brake? As you brake, the forward momentum of your xA combined with its weight sends a ton of force to its front end. A damaged or worn suspension system can cause the front end to compress and dip even further.
  • What are the signs that the shocks on my Scion xA need replacing? Worn shock absorbers can’t absorb road bumps well, making your xA feel like it’s leaning or swaying when you turn. You may also experience more shaking, rocking, or bouncing than usual as your xA travels over minor bumps.
  • 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!