1997 Subaru Legacy Suspension Service & Repair

1997 Subaru Legacy Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 1997 Subaru Legacy suspension system inspected or repaired?

When To Get 1997 Subaru Legacy Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1997 Subaru Legacy, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Legacy bounces, pulls 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 1997 Subaru Legacy in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Subaru Legacy’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Subaru Legacy

Your 1997 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. 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. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1997 Subaru Legacy’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Subaru Legacy shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1997 Subaru Legacy’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 Legacy Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Legacy's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your 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 Legacy? 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 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 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Subaru's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Subaru Legacy Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1997 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.