Car Suspension: Does Your Vehicle Have Too Much “Spring” In It

Car Suspension: Does Your Vehicle Have Too Much “Spring” In It

| By: Christian Brothers Automotive

Sometimes your vehicle runs so smoothly you would never imagine that it generates tremendous forces, vibrations, and inertia. For your vehicle’s frame to properly withstand all that force and vibration, and for that smooth ride that we all love, it must be finely balanced. It is your suspension system that provides this balance and ensures the smooth, efficient operation of your car.

What is your suspension system?

Your shocks and struts work together to ensure a smooth ride. Both work to dampen the bounce and swing of your vehicle. If you did not have shocks, your car would bounce up and down uncontrollably! An easy way to put it is - your shocks and struts keep the tires on the ground. They also help you keep control of the car whenever you need to make an emergency maneuver.

How do you know this system needs attention?

  • Lack of control during emergency maneuvers
  • Vibrations and noise
  • Alignment problems and damage
  • Increased wear, tear, and damage on tires

How to keep it healthy?

If your vehicle is feeling a little too “springy,” you don’t want to assume what the problem is. Plus, it is recommended that shocks and struts should be inspected after 80,000 miles and then every 20,000 miles after that for signs of wear. If you don’t monitor the health of your struts and shocks in your vehicle, you can face a variety of problems. Not only can it affect any part of your suspension system but can even damage your tires.

We’re Here for You

Whether you notice any issues or not, let one of our ASE Certified Technicians inspect all the components of your suspension system. This type of preventative maintenance will keep you from a bad and costly situation. We invite you to stop by our full-service auto repair shop on Highway 79 in Hutto for an honest and comfortable auto repair experience. Just look for the big orange hippo!

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