1998 Volkswagen Passat Suspension Service & Repair

Is It Time For 1998 Volkswagen Passat Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1998 Volkswagen Passat, 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. Maybe your Passat jolts, drifts to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1998 Volkswagen Passat, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. 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 check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. 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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Volkswagen Passat

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1998 Volkswagen Passat’s suspension. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1998 Volkswagen Passat shock and strut replacement 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 checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1998 Volkswagen Passat Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Passat's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, 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.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Volkswagen Passat? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Volkswagen intended.
  • 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 your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Volkswagen Passat Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1998 Volkswagen Passat. From shocks to ball joints, your Volkswagen will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.