2016 Forester Subaru Steering & Suspension Services

2016 Subaru Forester Maintenance and Service Schedule

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

Is It Time For 2016 Subaru Forester Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 2016 Subaru Forester, 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. Perhaps your Forester feels bouncy, sways 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 2016 Subaru Forester in for steering and suspension repairs. 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 take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems 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 a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Subaru Forester Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2016 Subaru Forester’s suspension. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the 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 can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Subaru Forester shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Forester’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 2016 Subaru Forester Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Forester's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Subaru Forester? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires connect with the road how 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 top it off per Subaru's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Subaru Forester Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2016 Subaru Forester. From shocks to ball joints, your Subaru will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.