Suspension Service & Repair for 2012 Subaru Forester

2012 Subaru Forester Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 2012 Subaru Forester suspension system inspected or repaired?

When To Get 2012 Subaru Forester Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 2012 Subaru Forester, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Forester jolts, 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 2012 Subaru Forester in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

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, shocks, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, 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 all of your options and the potential cost. If your Forester steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Subaru Forester Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2012 Subaru Forester suspension system. 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 reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there's no set schedule for 2012 Subaru Forester shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Subaru Forester shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Forester’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2012 Forester Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Subaru's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Subaru Forester? 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.
  • When does Subaru Forester power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Forester’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Subaru service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Subaru Forester Steering & Suspension Services

When your 2012 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.