A Bad Suspension Will Cause the Following Problems

We can fix your suspension if it needs it. Below, you will find the signs that the suspension is going bad. Generally, it is a good idea to have the suspension checked regularly to make sure everything is okay. The good news is that most suspension parts are designed to last for quite a while. This means you may be able to go as long as 60,000 miles before your suspension needs to be repaired.

Bumpy/Bouncy Ride

For example, the struts and shocks can last as long as 60,000 miles, although many need to be replaced at 30,000 miles. One way that you can tell that the struts and shocks are getting worn out is if your vehicle bounces several times after you go over a bump.

Momentum Motion

You can also tell that the struts and shocks are getting worn out if your vehicle responds to its own momentum. In other words, it may lurch forward when you press down on the brake pedal. If the struts and shocks are in good shape, you will not feel momentum motion.

Oily Struts or Shocks

Reach behind the tires and feel the struts and shocks to see if they are oily. If they are, they need to be replaced. You can also press down on your hood and trunk several times to see how often your car balances after you release the hood or trunk. If it keeps bouncing, you have worn struts and shocks.

Problems Steering

Your steering system is also a part of the vehicle’s suspension. A cracked axle can make steering the automobile difficult. In fact, you may hear clunking noises as the wheels are turning. Other problems that can occur with the steering system are a faulty power steering pump, low power steering fluid, or worn bearings that need to be replaced.

Pulling to the Side

Another thing that will make steering your automobile difficult is if it pulls to the side. This means that you will constantly have to correct your vehicle’s direction when you are driving straight. This is a sign that the wheels are out of alignment and need to be realigned.

Low-Sitting Wheel

Finally, if your automobile’s body sits lower on one wheel, you have a broken leaf spring. You will also hear clunking noises while you are driving the vehicle as the wheel bounces up and down.

Do not worry. We can replace the leaf spring or repair any other part of your vehicle’s suspension. Call us today for an appointment.

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