Suspension Service & Repair for 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

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

When To Get 1997 Volkswagen Jetta Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1997 Volkswagen Jetta, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Jetta bounces, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1997 Volkswagen Jetta in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. 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 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 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 Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Volkswagen Jetta’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. 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 1997 Volkswagen Jetta shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Volkswagen Jetta shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Jetta’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 Jetta Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Jetta's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • 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 your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my Volkswagen Jetta 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 Jetta is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Volkswagen's guidelines 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 1997 Volkswagen Jetta. From shocks to ball joints, your Volkswagen will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.