Suspension Service & Repair for 1988 Subaru GL-10

Schedule Subaru GL-10 Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1988 GL-10’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.

Is It Time For 1988 Subaru GL-10 Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1988 Subaru GL-10, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your GL-10 feels bouncy, drifts 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 1988 Subaru GL-10 in for suspension and steering service. 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 dampeners, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, axle 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 GL-10 steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Subaru GL-10 Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1988 Subaru GL-10’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. 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. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1988 Subaru GL-10’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Subaru GL-10 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1988 Subaru GL-10 suspension 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.

1988 GL-10 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my GL-10's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Subaru GL-10? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Subaru intended.
  • When should I have my Subaru GL-10 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your GL-10’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Subaru service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.
  • What can cause my Subaru GL-10 to have a bouncy ride? If your shocks or struts are in bad shape, they can’t dampen road bumps like they should. This can cause your GL-10 to bounce more than usual.
  • Why does my GL-10's nose dive down when I hit the brakes? As you brake, the forward momentum of your GL-10 combined with its weight sends a ton of force to its front end. A damaged or worn suspension system can cause the front end to compress and dip even further.
  • How do I know if I have worn Subaru GL-10 shocks? Worn shock absorbers can’t absorb road bumps well, making your GL-10 feel like it’s leaning or swaying when you turn. You may also experience more shaking, rocking, or bouncing than usual as your GL-10 travels over minor bumps.
  • Who can repair my GL-10 suspension system? When you need your GL-10 suspension system serviced, head to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. We inspect, maintain, and repair GL-10 suspensions. Schedule your appointment today!