1996 Suzuki Sidekick Suspension Service & Repair

Schedule Suzuki Sidekick Suspension Service

When your 1996 Sidekick’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.

Does Your 1996 Suzuki Sidekick Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1996 Suzuki Sidekick, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Sidekick feels bouncy, pulls 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 1996 Suzuki Sidekick in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Sidekick suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Suzuki Sidekick’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.

Suzuki Sidekick Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 1996 Suzuki Sidekick’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Suzuki up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Sidekick’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 can all point to issues with your Suzuki Sidekick shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 Suzuki Sidekick’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1996 Suzuki Sidekick Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Sidekick's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why should my Suzuki Sidekick get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big 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 should I have my Suzuki Sidekick power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Sidekick is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Suzuki's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.
  • Why is my Suzuki Sidekick bouncing excessively? If your shocks or struts are in bad shape, they can’t dampen road bumps like they should. This can cause your Sidekick to bounce more than usual.
  • What can cause the front end of my Sidekick to dip forward when I apply the brakes? The forward dip in the front end of your Sidekick when you brake is caused by the weight and momentum transferring to the front wheels. If your suspension system is in bad shape, it can fail to distribute this force, leading your front end to dip further downward.
  • How do I know if I have worn Suzuki Sidekick shocks? Worn Sidekick shock absorbers can't effectively absorb road impacts. Your Sidekick might feel like it's swaying or rolling when making a turn. You may also feel like your Sidekick shakes or rocks harder than normal when you go over a minor bump.
  • Where can I go for Sidekick suspension repair? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care is ready to help with Sidekick suspension system services, including inspections, maintenance, and repairs. Book an appointment for your suspension service today!