Your suspension system is the car’s framework. The suspension is tasked with carrying your 2-ton vehicle safely down the road. These components work hard and naturally wear out over time.
When the suspension becomes too worn, the car becomes unsafe. Eventually, every car will need to replace these components. Regular inspections and maintenance are required to keep this system safe and in peak condition.
What Makes Up Your Suspension System?
Many Texas drivers know the term “shock absorber”, and understand it’s a major part of their car’s suspension system. Modern cars now have struts, which have replaced shock absorbers. The shocks or struts, along with springs, allow for a smooth ride over bumps and rough roads.
Symptoms of suspension problems
To fully 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 gradually wear and drivers slowly become accustomed to degraded handling characteristics. It usually isn’t until rattling, knocking, or bumping noises get too prominent that you become aware that your car might have suspension problems.
During regularly scheduled maintenance services, our free courtesy inspections will keep you up-to-date on the condition of your suspension and other systems and help you catch needed repairs before real trouble begins.
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The highly qualified suspension techs at our Lake Worth auto repair shop take car service seriously. We do what it takes to provide an accurate diagnosis and repair plan the first time.
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 in Lake Worth, Texas.