Wheel Alignment Maintenance - 1997 Volvo 960

Why Is Volvo 960 Alignment Important?

An alignment involves making adjustments to your Volvo 960's suspension system, which connects the wheels with the rest of the vehicle. During the service, the individual angles of your tires are adjusted so that they come into contact with the road in just the right way — the way Volvo intended them to. When your system is aligned to the measurements that Volvo specifies for your vehicle, all four tires have equal pressure applied to them on the road. This gives you several benefits: your car handles better, the lifespan of your tires increases, and your suspension system experiences less strain. Before we adjust the alignment of your 1997 Volvo 960, we’ll start by checking the current alignment angles. Then, we’ll adjust the angles as needed until they match recommended measurements from Volvo. Plus, we’ll check to make sure your tire pressure is at an optimal level.

How Often to Get Wheel Alignment Service for Your Volvo 960

It’s wise to have your Volvo 960 alignment checked (and corrected as needed) roughly every 6,000 miles. Even one misaligned wheel can wreak havoc on your fuel efficiency, and over time can lead to premature wear and tear on your vehicle. You might also want to get an alignment check if you experience any of the following when driving your 1997 Volvo 960: a feeling that your car pulls to one side, excessive wear on only one tire, a steering wheel that feels off center or crooked while driving straight ahead, or squealing tires. Unlike with other potential issues, you won’t see any dashboard warning lights in your 960 if your wheel alignment needs attention.

How Much Does an Alignment for Volvo 960 Cost?

Volvo 960 wheel alignment doesn't cost as much as you might think. Over the years, it could actually save you money. Properly aligned wheels may help increase fuel efficiency and tire lifespan, so you get more miles out of the same tank of gas and set of tires. Proper wheel alignment could also lead to fewer auto repairs. Call a nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care to get an estimate for 1997 Volvo 960 wheel alignment costs today.

Volvo 960 Alignment Questions

  • Why does my 1997 Volvo 960 steering feel different? Don’t wait until your alignment is really out-of-whack to get a professional alignment check. Stay safe and have your 960 alignment inspected and corrected as soon as you notice a sign of misaligned wheels.
  • Are there road conditions that can hurt my Volvo 960 alignment? When it’s safe to do so, avoid driving over potholes or hitting curbs. These road obstacles can wreak havoc on your wheel alignment, as can wear and tear from rough road conditions.
  • I just bought new Volvo 960 tires. Do I need an alignment? Protect your investment with a wheel alignment. No one wants to replace tires sooner than necessary. Help your new tires wear evenly from day one, with a wheel alignment.

1997 Volvo 960 Repair

Your Volvo 960 runs best when it’s well cared for. Keep your car running newer, longer with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1997 Volvo 960 repairs below.

Schedule Your Volvo 960 Alignment

Keep your vehicle on the straight and narrow, and head to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 1997 Volvo 960 wheel alignment. Schedule your alignment online now.