Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 Volvo 850

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 Volvo 850

Not sure when or if your Volvo 850’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Is It Time For 1996 Volvo 850 Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1996 Volvo 850, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your 850 bounces, sways to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1996 Volvo 850 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 take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Volvo 850’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.

Volvo 850 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1996 Volvo 850’s suspension. 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. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1996 Volvo 850’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Volvo 850 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1996 Volvo 850’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 850 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Volvo'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 Volvo 850? 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 your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my Volvo 850 power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 850’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Volvo's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Volvo 850

When your 1996 850’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.