1998 Subaru Forester Suspension Service & Repair

1998 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when or if your Subaru Forester’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Does Your 1998 Subaru Forester Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1998 Subaru Forester, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Forester feels bouncy, drifts 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 1998 Subaru Forester in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, 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 Subaru Forester’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.

Subaru Forester Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1998 Subaru Forester’s suspension. 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 Forester’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Subaru Forester shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1998 Subaru Forester’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1998 Forester 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 help you notice when you need 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 should my Subaru Forester 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. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my Subaru Forester power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Forester’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Subaru's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Subaru Forester

When your 1998 Forester’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.