2006 xB Scion Steering & Suspension Services

Schedule Scion xB Steering & Suspension Services

When your 2006 xB’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.

Is It Time For 2006 Scion xB Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 2006 Scion xB, 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 xB bounces, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2006 Scion xB in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, 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 explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your xB steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Scion xB Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2006 Scion xB suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. 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 xB’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Scion xB shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your xB’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 2006 Scion xB Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my xB's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for 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 Scion xB? 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.
  • When should I have my Scion xB power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your xB’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Scion's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.
  • Why does my Scion xB bounce so much? Damaged struts or shocks can't dampen road bumps properly, causing your vehicle to feel like a trampoline after each dip or bump.
  • Why does my xB tilt forward when I hit the brakes? The forward dip in the front end of your xB 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 are the signs that the shocks on my Scion xB need replacing? Worn shock absorbers can’t absorb road bumps well, making your xB feel like it’s leaning or swaying when you turn. You may also experience more shaking, rocking, or bouncing than usual as your xB travels over minor bumps.
  • Who does xB suspension repairs? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care is ready to help with xB suspension system services, including inspections, maintenance, and repairs. Book an appointment for your suspension service today!