Suspension Service & Repair for 1999 Volkswagen Passat

Does Your 1999 Volkswagen Passat Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1999 Volkswagen Passat, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Passat bounces, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1999 Volkswagen Passat in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

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, springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Passat suspension system needs repair, 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 parts of your Volkswagen Passat suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Volkswagen Passat Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1999 Volkswagen Passat suspension system. 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 limit vibration and keep your Volkswagen up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1999 Volkswagen Passat’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Volkswagen Passat shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Passat’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.

1999 Passat Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Volkswagen's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Volkswagen Passat? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. 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.
  • Does my Volkswagen Passat 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 Passat is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Volkswagen's guidelines 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 1999 Volkswagen Passat. From shocks to ball joints, your Volkswagen will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.