Suspension Services in Inver Grove Heights, MN

Imagine cruising down Kellogg Avenue in Inver Grove Heights when your car suddenly dips and sways with every bump. This could be a sign of trouble brewing in your suspension system, the unsung hero that keeps your car stable, comfortable, and most importantly, safe. At Christian Brothers Automotive Inver Grove Heights, we understand the importance of a healthy suspension system, and we're here to ensure your drives on Highway 52 and throughout Inver Grove Heights remain smooth and worry-free.

Just like the Mississippi River bridges holding our community together, your car's suspension system acts as a bridge between the wheels and the chassis. It absorbs bumps, potholes, and uneven roads, keeping your tires firmly planted on the ground for optimal control and handling. A faulty suspension system can compromise your car's safety, leading to issues like:

  • Excessive bouncing: Feels like you're riding a bouncy castle? Worn shock absorbers or struts could be the culprit.
  • Uneven tire wear: Premature and uneven tire wear can be a sign of misalignment, often caused by suspension problems.
  • Pulling to one side: Does your car seem to have a mind of its own, constantly veering in one direction? This could indicate a suspension component issue.
  • Unusual noises: Clunking, grinding, or squeaking sounds coming from the undercarriage can point towards worn-out suspension components.

At Christian Brothers Automotive Inver Grove Heights, our team of certified technicians in Inver Grove Heights is equipped to diagnose and service all your suspension system needs. We utilize cutting-edge equipment to pinpoint the exact problem, whether it's worn-out shocks, failing struts, or a faulty control arm. We'll explain the issue in clear, jargon-free language and present you with transparent repair options tailored to your budget.

Our commitment goes beyond repairs. We'll also educate you on the importance of routine maintenance to extend the life of your suspension system. This might include regular inspections, proper tire inflation, and avoiding overloading your vehicle.

Don't let a bumpy ride disrupt your Inver Grove Heights adventures. 

Contact Christian Brothers Automotive Inver Grove Heights today online or call us at (651) 758-8522. Let our suspension system experts in Inver Grove diagnose the problem, get your car back in peak condition, and ensure a smooth, safe, and enjoyable ride for you and your passengers.

What to Expect With a 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 Suspension Service

Unusual Noises

One of the first warning signs that your suspension may need servicing is the presence of unusual noises when driving over bumps or rough terrain. If you hear clunking, squeaking, or knocking sounds, it could indicate that components like the shocks, struts, or control arms are worn out or damaged. These noises can be due to metal parts grinding against each other or rubber bushings breaking down.

Uneven Tire Wear

Another common indicator of suspension issues is uneven tire wear. When your suspension system is not functioning correctly, it can cause your tires to wear down irregularly. This can lead to bald spots on your tires, which not only reduce the performance of your vehicle but also pose a safety risk. Regular checks on tire tread and even distribution of wear can help catch suspension problems early.

Poor Handling and Ride Quality

If your vehicle doesn’t handle as smoothly as it used to, or if you feel every bump in the road, these could be signs of suspension problems. Poor handling could manifest as excessive bouncing, swaying while turning, or a noticeable decrease in ride comfort. These issues often arise from worn-out shock absorbers or struts, which are crucial for maintaining vehicle stability and comfort.

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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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