1985 Vanagon Volkswagen Steering & Suspension Services

Is It Time For 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon, 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 Vanagon bounces, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

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, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Vanagon steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Volkswagen Vanagon Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon suspension system. 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 components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Vanagon’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Volkswagen Vanagon shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1985 Vanagon Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Vanagon's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need 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 Vanagon? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. 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.
  • When does Volkswagen Vanagon 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 Vanagon’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Volkswagen's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Volkswagen Vanagon Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon. From shocks to ball joints, your Volkswagen will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.