1986 Subaru Brat Suspension Service & Repair

Is It Time For 1986 Subaru Brat Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1986 Subaru Brat, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your Brat feels bouncy, 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 1986 Subaru Brat in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Brat suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Subaru Brat 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.

Subaru Brat Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1986 Subaru Brat suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. 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 Brat’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Subaru Brat shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1986 Subaru Brat suspension shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1986 Brat Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Subaru's suspension? Maintaining your tires 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 Subaru Brat? 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 come into contact with the road in the way Subaru intended.
  • Does my Subaru Brat power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Brat’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Subaru service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Subaru Brat Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1986 Brat’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Subaru will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.