1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Suspension Service & Repair

Is It Time For 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Vanagon bounces, 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 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon, bring it 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’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Vanagon steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Volkswagen Vanagon

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon’s suspension. 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 pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon shock and strut replacement 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 signs of worn Volkswagen Vanagon shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1986 Vanagon 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 help you notice when you need new 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.
  • 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’ll top it off per Volkswagen's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Volkswagen Vanagon

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon. From shocks to ball joints, your Volkswagen will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.