Signs Your Car Needs Suspension Repair
Brakes make up an important part of your vehicle as they allow you to stop and maintain control.
We only use quality parts and follow manufacturer specs when servicing your brakes as your safety is our priority.
Car Rides Rough
The most common sign of worn shocks is when you can feel every bump in the road and these bumps causes your car to bounce.
Nose Dives When Stopping
Do you feel your car lurching forward and downward nose-first when braking? This is caused by worn shocks that are not able to overcome the pressure applied when braking firmly.
Uneven Tire Thread
Check your tires.
If you see uneven tire wear and/or balding spots, this is caused by uneven pressure being applied to the tires from your car's suspension.
Uneven pressures means your car's shocks isn't holding the car evenly and need to be replaced.
Damaged "Oily" Shocks
Take a quick look underneath you vehicle.
If the struts or shocks look greasy or oily, usually this means they are leaking the fluid that helps them contract and expand and are no longer working properly.
This is a sure-sign they are damaged and need to be replaced.
The average useful life of a shock or strut is around 50,000 miles.
If your vehicles mileage has exceeded that and you have not replaced or serviced your suspension, it might be time to consider replacing your shocks or struts.
Why Is You Car's Suspension Important
Proper working shocks or struts help keep the car in control and are responsible for smoothing out the ride.
Helps you Remain In Control
The job of the suspension of your car is to maximize the friction between the tires and the road while making the drive comfortable and limiting the impact of road conditions. A proper working suspension helps shorten your braking distance in case of a sudden stop, and helps you stay leveled when cornering by stabilizing the movement of the wheels.
Keeps You Safer On The Road
The suspension of your car is made up of several components that work together. They absorb and reduce excess energy from the road consistently and overtime these parts wear; losing their ability to help you corner and stabilize your vehicle. Replacing worn out shocks and struts will help maintain good ride control.
Prevents Premature Wear
Delayed replacing of your shocks or other suspension parts puts excess stress on the other parts of your car such as bushings, sway bar links and tires. Ignoring worn out shocks or struts can lead to more costly repairs in the long run. If you suspect you need new shocks, let us take a look before more damage is done.