1988 XT Subaru Steering & Suspension Services

When To Get 1988 Subaru XT Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1988 Subaru XT, 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 XT bounces, sways to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1988 Subaru XT, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

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, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your XT suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Subaru XT’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.

Subaru XT Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1988 Subaru XT suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. 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. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1988 Subaru XT’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Subaru XT shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your XT’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1988 XT Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Subaru XT? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. 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 XT power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll top it off per Subaru's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Subaru XT Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1988 XT’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.