1986 Jetta Volkswagen Steering & Suspension Services

When To Get 1986 Volkswagen Jetta Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1986 Volkswagen Jetta, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Jetta bounces, drifts 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 1986 Volkswagen Jetta, bring it in for steering and suspension services. 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, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your Jetta suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Jetta steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Volkswagen Jetta

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1986 Volkswagen Jetta suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the 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 1986 Volkswagen Jetta’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Volkswagen Jetta shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1986 Volkswagen Jetta suspension shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1986 Volkswagen Jetta Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Volkswagen's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated 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 Jetta 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 connect with the road how Volkswagen intended.
  • Does my Volkswagen Jetta power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Jetta is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Volkswagen's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Volkswagen Jetta Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1986 Volkswagen Jetta. From shocks to ball joints, your Volkswagen will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.