1989 Vanagon Volkswagen Steering & Suspension Services

Does Your 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. 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 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

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, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your Vanagon 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 your Volkswagen Vanagon’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Volkswagen Vanagon Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon’s suspension. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Volkswagen up off the ground. 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, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Volkswagen Vanagon shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Vanagon’s 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.

Questions About 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Vanagon's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • 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 the tires come into contact with the road in the way Volkswagen intended.
  • When should I have my Volkswagen Vanagon power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Vanagon is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Volkswagen's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Volkswagen Vanagon Suspension Service

When your 1989 Vanagon’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Volkswagen will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.