Automotive Suspension Services at Dacula, GA

Ensuring a Smooth and Safe Ride Every Time

Understanding your vehicle's suspension system is crucial for maintaining a comfortable and safe driving experience. The suspension system is responsible for supporting your vehicle, absorbing bumps and potholes, and helping to maintain tire contact with the road. Let's dive into the components and functionality of your car's suspension.

Suspension System Components Explained

Shocks and Struts: These are key damping components that control the impact and rebound movement of your vehicle's springs and suspension.

  • Springs: Usually coil springs, they support the weight of your vehicle and absorb large bumps.
  • Control Arms: These connect the suspension to the vehicle's frame and allow for motion while maintaining stability.
  • Ball Joints: These act as pivot points between the wheels and suspension and allow for controlled movement and steering.
  • Bushings: These rubber or polyurethane components cushion the suspension system, reducing friction and wear.

Types of Vehicle Suspension

Several suspension types are designed to match different driving needs and vehicle types:

  • Standard Coil Spring: Most common in passenger vehicles, providing a good balance between comfort and handling.
  • Leaf Spring: Often found in larger vehicles like trucks and vans, known for their durability and load-carrying capacity.
  • Air Suspension: Uses airbags instead of springs, offering adjustable ride height and improved ride quality.
  • MacPherson Strut: A type of independent suspension with a strut-type spring and shock absorber in one compact unit.
  • Multi-Link Suspension: Typically used in modern vehicles, providing excellent handling and ride comfort by allowing each wheel to move independently.

Suspension Maintenance Tips

To keep your suspension system in top shape, follow these maintenance tips:

  • Regularly inspect your suspension for signs of damage or wear.
  • Check and replace worn shocks and struts to prevent further suspension damage.
  • Ensure your wheels are properly aligned to avoid uneven tire wear and suspension stress.
  • Lubricate bushings and joints as necessary to prevent noise and wear.

Have your suspension checked by Christian Brothers Automotive Hamilton Mill if you notice any unusual noises or handling issues.

Suspension Repair Services

At Christian Brothers Automotive Hamilton Mill, our certified technicians offer comprehensive suspension repair services to address any issues you may be facing, including:

  • Shock and strut replacement
  • Control arm repair
  • Ball joint replacement
  • Suspension bushing replacement
  • Wheel alignment services

Custom Suspension Solutions

If you're looking to enhance your vehicle's performance or comfort, our team at Christian Brothers Automotive Hamilton Mill can provide custom suspension solutions tailored to your needs. From performance upgrades to lift kits, we have the expertise to design and install the perfect suspension setup for your vehicle.

Suspension System Upgrade Guide

Upgrading your suspension can significantly improve your vehicle's handling and comfort. When considering an upgrade, think about:

  • Your driving style and the performance you desire
  • The conditions in which you typically drive
  • The compatibility of new components with your vehicle
  • Your budget for upgrades and ongoing maintenance

Our team can help guide you through the selection and installation of the best suspension system for your vehicle.

Common Suspension Problems FAQs

What are the signs of a bad suspension system?

Common signs include uneven tire wear, poor handling, excessive bouncing, and unusual noises.

How often should I have my suspension checked?

It's recommended to have your suspension inspected at least once a year or as advised by your vehicle's manufacturer.

Can I drive with a damaged suspension component?

Driving with a damaged suspension can be unsafe and lead to further damage. It's best to have it inspected and repaired as soon as possible.

Professional Suspension Inspection

A thorough suspension inspection by our trained professionals at Christian Brothers Automotive Hamilton Mill can help identify any issues before they become major problems. We use the latest diagnostic tools to assess the condition of your suspension components and provide you with a detailed report.

Book a service with Christian Brothers Automotive Hamilton Mill today online or call us at (770) 574-4310 to schedule your professional suspension service.

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1. Schedule Your Appointment

Whether scheduling online or over the phone be sure and let us know what you're experiencing so we can provide fast and accurate service advice.

2. Diagnostics and Inspections

Drop off your vehicle and the shop will get to work with inspections and diagnostics using the same equipment as the manufacturers to determine issues and next steps.

3. Digital Vehicle Inspection Report and Estimate

Following the diagnosis we will text you a digital vehicle inspection report, containing pictures and videos of our findings and recommendations.

4. Review and Approval

A service advisor will reach out to walk you through the findings and recommendations to determine how you would like to proceed, or you can approve work directly in your DVI.

5. Work Performed or Scheduled

Most work can be completed immediately, or scheduled based on parts and customer availability.

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Warning Signs for Brake Service

Typically brake problems stem from worn brake pads or rotors. When you stop, your brake pads create friction to help slow your vehicle, while your rotors disperse heat to prevent your brakes from overheating. Both pieces are essential when it comes to functioning brakes. Fortunately, if either of these pieces are damaged, we can replace them.
You may also be experiencing brake problems because of low brake fluid. This fluid is responsible for turning the force you add to your braking system by pushing the pedal into amplified pressure that will actually slow or stop your vehicle. It also protects the internal metal components of your brakes from corrosion.

How We Can Help

As your partners in automotive care, we service your brakes as thoroughly as possible, conducting a full inspection before determining and fixing the problem.

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  • Q. "How do I know if my suspension needs service?"
    Signs that your car needs suspension service include braking problems, abnormal noises, and excessive bouncing. If you are experiencing any of these problems, we recommend getting your vehicle looked at by our professional technicians.
  • Q. "What is the difference between shocks and struts?"
    While one of them will be found in every one of your vehicle’s tires, a vehicle will either have a shock or a strut at each wheel, never both. A shock cannot be used to replace a strut and a strut cannot be used to replace a shock. Which one does your vehicle have? Depends on the make and model. Learn more here.
  • Q. "How often should I have my suspension system looked at?"
    We recommend that you have it looked at once a year or every 12,000 miles along with your regular scheduled maintenance. If you want to learn more about signs that your suspension is worn click here.
  • Q. "Do you offer a shuttle service?"
    Yes! we understand you have a full schedule. Whether you need to get to work, school, or need to attend to other responsibilities, we can take you where you need to go. Click here to learn more.
  • Q. "Do you offer a warranty?"
    As part of our Nice difference.® commitment to providing our customers the best auto service experience possible, we also offer a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on all the work that we do. We offer this warranty at every Christian Brothers Automotive nationwide, and it will be honored at any location, regardless of which branch did the initial work.
  • Q. "Can you provide service under my extended warranty?"
    Yes. At Christian Brothers Automotive, we work with all major extended warranty providers to make needed repairs for our customers. If you have an extended warranty, you can discuss your carrier with our team when scheduling an appointment and confirm that the work will be covered. You can find a partial list of the extended warranty companies we work with here.

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