1997 Golf Volkswagen Steering & Suspension Services

1997 Volkswagen Golf Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when or if your Volkswagen Golf’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Does Your 1997 Volkswagen Golf Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1997 Volkswagen Golf, 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 Golf bounces, sways 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 1997 Volkswagen Golf in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue 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 your Volkswagen Golf’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Volkswagen Golf

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Volkswagen Golf’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1997 Volkswagen Golf shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Volkswagen Golf shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 Volkswagen Golf suspension 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.

Questions About 1997 Volkswagen Golf Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Volkswagen's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need 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 Golf? 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 Volkswagen intended.
  • Does my Volkswagen Golf power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your Golf’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Volkswagen's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Volkswagen Golf Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1997 Golf’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.