1996 960 Volvo Steering & Suspension Services

1996 Volvo 960 Maintenance and Service Schedule

When does Volvo recommend steering and suspension service for 1996 Volvo 960s?

Is It Time For 1996 Volvo 960 Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1996 Volvo 960, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your 960 feels bouncy, drifts to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1996 Volvo 960 in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

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, shock dampeners, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your 960 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 960 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1996 Volvo 960’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. 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 Volvo up off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1996 Volvo 960 shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Volvo 960 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1996 Volvo 960 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.

1996 960 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 alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Volvo 960 get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. 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.
  • Does my Volvo 960 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 960 is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Volvo's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Volvo 960

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Volvo 960. From shocks to ball joints, your Volvo will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.