1997 960 Volvo Steering & Suspension Services

1997 Volvo 960 Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when or if your Volvo 960’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Does Your 1997 Volvo 960 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1997 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. Maybe your 960 bounces, leans to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1997 Volvo 960 in for suspension and steering service. 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, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your 960 suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Volvo 960 suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Volvo 960 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1997 Volvo 960 suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 960’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Volvo 960 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 Volvo 960 suspension shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 960 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Volvo's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, 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 960? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • 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’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Volvo's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Volvo 960

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 Volvo 960. From shocks to ball joints, your Volvo will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.