Suspension Service & Repair for 1985 Subaru GL

Is It Time For 1985 Subaru GL Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1985 Subaru GL, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your GL feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1985 Subaru GL, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and power steering components. 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 parts of your Subaru GL suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Subaru GL Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1985 Subaru GL’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. 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 1985 Subaru GL shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Subaru GL shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1985 Subaru GL’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.

Questions About 1985 Subaru GL Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my GL'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.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Subaru GL? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Subaru GL power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your GL’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Subaru's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Subaru GL

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1985 Subaru GL. From shocks to ball joints, your Subaru will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.