1998 Volkswagen Beetle Suspension Service & Repair

Does Your 1998 Volkswagen Beetle Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1998 Volkswagen Beetle, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your Beetle feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1998 Volkswagen Beetle in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Beetle 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 Volkswagen Beetle’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Volkswagen Beetle Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1998 Volkswagen Beetle’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there's no set schedule for 1998 Volkswagen Beetle shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Volkswagen Beetle shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1998 Volkswagen Beetle’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1998 Beetle Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Volkswagen's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Volkswagen Beetle? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Volkswagen intended.
  • When does Volkswagen Beetle power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Beetle’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Volkswagen's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Volkswagen Beetle Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1998 Beetle’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Volkswagen will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.