1997 Volkswagen Passat Suspension Service & Repair

1997 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance and Service Schedule

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

Does Your 1997 Volkswagen Passat Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1997 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 1997 Volkswagen Passat in for steering and suspension services. 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 absorbers, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems 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 Passat 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.

Volkswagen Passat Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Volkswagen Passat’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 Passat’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Volkswagen Passat shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 Volkswagen Passat suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1997 Volkswagen Passat Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Volkswagen's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need 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. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Volkswagen intended.
  • When does Volkswagen Passat 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 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 Suspension Service

When your 1997 Passat’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Volkswagen will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.