Suspension Service & Repair for 1987 Volkswagen Jetta

Is It Time For 1987 Volkswagen Jetta Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1987 Volkswagen Jetta, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your Jetta feels bouncy, pulls 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 1987 Volkswagen Jetta, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

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, shock dampeners, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, axle bearings, and the power steering system. 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 parts of your Volkswagen Jetta 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.

Volkswagen Jetta Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1987 Volkswagen Jetta’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 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 Jetta’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Volkswagen Jetta shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1987 Volkswagen Jetta’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1987 Jetta Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Jetta's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, 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. 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 Jetta 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 Jetta is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Volkswagen's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Volkswagen Jetta

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1987 Volkswagen Jetta. From shocks to ball joints, your Volkswagen will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.