2004 Forester Subaru Steering & Suspension Services

2004 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

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

When To Get 2004 Subaru Forester Suspension Service

When you first drove your 2004 Subaru Forester, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Forester feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2004 Subaru Forester in for steering and suspension services. 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’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue 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 Forester steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Subaru Forester

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2004 Subaru Forester’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Subaru up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Forester’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, 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 2004 Subaru Forester’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2004 Forester Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Forester's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Subaru Forester? 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 your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my Subaru Forester power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Forester is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Subaru service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Subaru Forester Suspension Service

When your 2004 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.