Suspension Service & Repair for 2017 Subaru Outback

2017 Subaru Outback Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 2017 Subaru Outback suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 2017 Subaru Outback Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 2017 Subaru Outback, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Outback bounces, drifts 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 2017 Subaru Outback 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’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Outback steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Subaru Outback Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 2017 Subaru Outback’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. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Outback’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 Outback shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Outback’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2017 Outback Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Subaru's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Subaru Outback get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Subaru Outback 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 Outback’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Subaru's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Subaru Outback Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2017 Subaru Outback. From shocks to ball joints, your Subaru will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.