1988 Volvo 245 Suspension Service & Repair

When To Get 1988 Volvo 245 Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1988 Volvo 245, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your 245 feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1988 Volvo 245 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’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if steering and suspension service is needed, 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 245 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.

Volvo 245 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 1988 Volvo 245’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. 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. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1988 Volvo 245’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Volvo 245 shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your 245’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1988 245 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my 245's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why should my Volvo 245 get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Volvo intended.
  • When should I have my Volvo 245 power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 245 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Volvo service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Volvo 245 Suspension Service

When your 1988 245’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Volvo will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.