What is the Role of my Car's Suspension?

Your car’s suspension system helps support the overall control of your car and offers you a smoother ride—even on the bumpiest roads. By maximizing the friction between the road and your vehicle’s tires, your suspension provides solid steering capability so you can handle your car easily and enjoy a comfortable journey.

Your suspension uses a system of springs and shock absorbers to soften the jolts caused by bumps, potholes and other irregularities found on gravel, concrete or asphalt surfaces.

Typical suspension repairs

If you experience excessive bouncing or jolts while traveling on roads with average wear and tear or notice that your car swaying from side to side, you may have a problem with your suspension. Typically, suspension problems arise when the shock absorbers or suspension springs are worn or broken.

At the first hint of any of these signs, call your local auto repair shop and let a professional take a look. Early diagnosis can prevent further (and potentially serious) damage to your vehicle. Oftentimes, a relatively simple suspension repair will keep you safe on the road and provide a ride so smooth you’ll feel like your car is brand new.