Suspension Service & Repair for 2008 Volvo S40

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2008 Volvo S40

Is the steering and suspension system in your Volvo S40 due for service yet?

Does Your 2008 Volvo S40 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 2008 Volvo S40, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your S40 bounces, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2008 Volvo S40 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 check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Volvo S40’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.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Volvo S40

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2008 Volvo S40’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. 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 S40’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Volvo S40 shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your S40’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2008 S40 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Volvo's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your 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.
  • 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 correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Volvo intended.
  • When should I have my Volvo S40 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your S40’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Volvo's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Volvo S40 Suspension Service

When your 2008 S40’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.