1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Q&A

1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Question: Should I change the front struts and rear shocks with only 67K on the odometer?

Car rides like an Oldsmobile -- very soft and floaty. The miles are relatively low and the ride quality seems ok. The tires are not wearing oddly, but I plan buy new tires this summer (2013). Does it make sense to replace the front struts and shocks before the new tires go on? -
Answer 1
If these are the original struts and shocks, then yes. Mileage is one factor, age of vehicle is another, in this consideration. -
Comment 1
I agree shocks (struts) wear out gradually so it is hard to tell just when they really need to be replaced. But on this car, it's time. -
Answer 2
Do a bounce test and compar front to rear. Put a knee on front bumper and put all your weight on aand off 3 times and watch to see how suspension responds. Do the same in rear and see if its a bit softer and continues to bounce up and down sightly when you let the weight off. Have seen a few of these that need shocks paticualy in the rear more time than the front. -
Answer 3
yes it sounds like a nice car and a little preventitive maint wouldn't hurt -
Comment 1
Ok, front struts and rear shocks done. Much improved ride. Doing the tires soon. -