Our Frisco Auto Technicians Teach You The Symptoms of Suspension Wear

If you want a car that drives strong and lasts the long-haul, the technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive West Frisco advise that you protect the main operating systems, such as the suspension system.

Your suspension system is the framework your entire vehicle rides on. This system carries your 2-ton vehicle safely down the road every day. Because these components work so hard, they naturally wear out over time.

When the suspension becomes too worn, the car becomes unsafe. Every car will need to replace these parts eventually. Regular inspections and maintenance are required to keep this system safe and in peak condition.

What Makes Up Your Suspension System?

Many Frisco drivers are familiar with the term “shock absorber”. Modern cars now have struts, which have replaced the shock absorbers. When in good working condition, shocks and struts allow for a smooth ride over bumps and rough roads without the car bouncing up and down or having a jarring ride.

Symptoms of suspension problems

To understand proper care of the suspension, there are signs of trouble to look out for.

The signs of a compromised suspension system include:

  • Rattling, knocking, or bumping noise, especially on rough roads or over bumps
  • Vehicle’s nose dives while stopping
  • Poor vehicle handling
  • Uneven or unusual tire wear
  • Vehicle rides rough
  • Drifting or pulling while driving
  • Oil running down the outside of shocks

Suspension components wear gradually and drivers slowly get used to degraded handling. It usually isn’t until rattling, knocking, or bumping noises get too prominent, steering straight becomes difficult, or you suddenly notice how quickly your tires have worn out, that you become aware of your car’s suspension problems.

As certain suspension parts, such as the ball joints and control arm bushings, age, they cause unfamiliar “clunks” and bumps, as well as uneven tire wear.

Our free courtesy inspections will keep you up-to-date on the condition of the suspension and other systems, and help you catch needed repairs and replacements before the real trouble begins.

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The qualified suspension techs at our West Frisco auto repair shop take car service seriously. Our knowledgeable staff does what it takes to provide an accurate diagnosis and repair plan the first time, and our 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference Warranty covers almost every service.

Regular suspension maintenance can save you time, save you money and help you avoid an unsafe condition. To schedule a suspension inspection today, call Christian Brothers Automotive Frisco West in Frisco, Texas.