Suspension System Maintenance Tips

  • Lube Chassis every time you change your oil, or at least every 10,000 miles
  • Align front end whenever experiencing abnormal tire wear
  • Inspect ball joins every 20,000 miles
  • Check steering linkage and free play every 20,000 miles
  • Clean and repack front end bearings and replace seal every¬†two years 24,000 miles
  • Inspect rear suspension every 20,000 miles
  • Rotate tires every 20,000 miles
  • Check air pressure and tire wear every 7,500 miles. Rotate tires and align if there is any sign of wear.
  • Check bellows on rack-and-pinion unit every time the chassis is lubed.¬† Leaking units should be replaced.
  • Replace OE shocks after 50,000 miles.

Steering Diagram
Illustrations – Russell von Sauers
Tips = Car Quest