1996 Passat Volkswagen Steering & Suspension Services

1996 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance and Service Schedule

When should you have your 1996 Volkswagen Passat suspension system inspected or repaired?

Does Your 1996 Volkswagen Passat Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1996 Volkswagen Passat, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Passat jolts, leans 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 1996 Volkswagen Passat in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Passat suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Volkswagen Passat 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 Passat Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1996 Volkswagen Passat suspension system. 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 Passat’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Volkswagen Passat shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Passat’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.

1996 Passat Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Passat'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 Passat 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. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my Volkswagen Passat power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your Passat is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Volkswagen service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Volkswagen Passat Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Volkswagen Passat. From shocks to ball joints, your Volkswagen will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.