1988 Volkswagen Vanagon Suspension Service & Repair

Does Your 1988 Volkswagen Vanagon Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1988 Volkswagen Vanagon, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Vanagon feels bouncy, 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 1988 Volkswagen Vanagon 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 check the front and rear suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Volkswagen Vanagon suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Volkswagen Vanagon Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 1988 Volkswagen Vanagon’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. 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 components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there's no set schedule for 1988 Volkswagen Vanagon shock and strut replacement since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Volkswagen Vanagon shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1988 Volkswagen Vanagon’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1988 Volkswagen Vanagon Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Vanagon'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. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Volkswagen Vanagon? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how Volkswagen intended.
  • Does my Volkswagen Vanagon 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 Vanagon’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Volkswagen service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Volkswagen Vanagon Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1988 Volkswagen Vanagon. From shocks to ball joints, your Volkswagen will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.