1996 Subaru Legacy Suspension Service & Repair

1996 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

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

When To Get 1996 Subaru Legacy Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1996 Subaru Legacy, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Legacy bounces, sways to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1996 Subaru Legacy in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shocks, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, 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 Subaru Legacy’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, 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 Legacy

Your 1996 Subaru Legacy’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Legacy’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Subaru Legacy shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1996 Subaru Legacy suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 Legacy Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Subaru's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Subaru Legacy get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. 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 come into contact with the road in the way Subaru intended.
  • When should I have my Subaru Legacy power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Legacy’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Subaru service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Subaru Legacy Suspension Service

When your 1996 Legacy’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.