1996 Golf Volkswagen Steering & Suspension Services

1996 Volkswagen Golf Maintenance and Service Schedule

Is the steering and suspension system in your Volkswagen Golf due for service yet?

When To Get 1996 Volkswagen Golf Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1996 Volkswagen Golf, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Golf feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1996 Volkswagen Golf, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection 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 parts, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Golf steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Volkswagen Golf Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1996 Volkswagen Golf’s suspension. 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 reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1996 Volkswagen Golf’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Volkswagen Golf shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1996 Volkswagen Golf suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 Golf Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Golf's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, 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 Volkswagen Golf get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Volkswagen Golf power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Golf’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Volkswagen's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Volkswagen Golf Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Volkswagen Golf. From shocks to ball joints, your Volkswagen will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.