2004 S40 Volvo Steering & Suspension Services

2004 Volvo S40 Maintenance and Service Schedule

When does Volvo recommend steering and suspension service for 2004 Volvo S40s?

Is It Time For 2004 Volvo S40 Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 2004 Volvo S40, 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 S40 bounces, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2004 Volvo S40, bring it 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 take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem 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 Volvo S40’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Volvo S40 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2004 Volvo S40’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2004 Volvo S40’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Volvo S40 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 2004 Volvo S40 suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2004 S40 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • 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 faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Volvo S40? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires connect with the road how Volvo intended.
  • Does my Volvo S40 power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your S40 is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Volvo's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Volvo S40 Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2004 Volvo S40. From shocks to ball joints, your Volvo will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.