Suspension Service & Repair for 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara suspension system inspected or repaired?

Is It Time For 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Grand Vitara jolts, drifts to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara in for steering and suspension services. 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 will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, 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 parts of your Suzuki Grand Vitara suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Suzuki Grand Vitara Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara’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 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara’s shocks and struts replaced 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 signs of worn Suzuki Grand Vitara shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Grand Vitara’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.

Questions About 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Grand Vitara's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new 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.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Suzuki Grand Vitara? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Suzuki intended.
  • When should I have my Suzuki Grand Vitara power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Grand Vitara is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Suzuki's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suzuki Grand Vitara Suspension Service

When your 2012 Grand Vitara’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Suzuki will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.