1997 Sidekick Suzuki Steering & Suspension Services

1997 Suzuki Sidekick Maintenance and Service Schedule

Is the steering and suspension system in your Suzuki Sidekick due for service yet?

When To Get 1997 Suzuki Sidekick Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1997 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, 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 1997 Suzuki Sidekick, bring it 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’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, wheel 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 Sidekick suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Suzuki Sidekick Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1997 Suzuki Sidekick suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Struts support the structure of the suspension and 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 Sidekick’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Suzuki Sidekick shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1997 Suzuki Sidekick’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1997 Suzuki Sidekick Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Suzuki's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for 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 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 the tires come into contact with the road in the way Suzuki intended.
  • 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 power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll top it off per Suzuki's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suzuki Sidekick Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1997 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.