1988 Volkswagen Jetta Suspension Service & Repair

When To Get 1988 Volkswagen Jetta Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1988 Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Jetta jolts, 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 1988 Volkswagen Jetta in for suspension and steering service. 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 will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, 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 Jetta’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Volkswagen Jetta Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1988 Volkswagen Jetta’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. 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 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 things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Volkswagen Jetta shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Jetta’s 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.

1988 Jetta Steering & Suspension Questions

  • 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. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Volkswagen Jetta? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires connect with the road how Volkswagen intended.
  • When does Volkswagen Jetta power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? 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’ll top it off per Volkswagen's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Volkswagen Jetta Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1988 Volkswagen Jetta. From shocks to ball joints, your Volkswagen will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.