1989 RX Subaru Steering & Suspension Services

Does Your 1989 Subaru RX Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1989 Subaru RX, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your RX jolts, sways 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 1989 Subaru RX in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, 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 explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your RX 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 RX Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1989 Subaru RX’s suspension. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. 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 1989 Subaru RX’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Subaru RX shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1989 Subaru RX’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.

1989 RX Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Subaru's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Subaru RX? 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 the tires connect with the road how Subaru intended.
  • Does my Subaru RX power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your RX is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Subaru service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Subaru RX Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1989 Subaru RX. From shocks to ball joints, your Subaru will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.