Understanding Your Car’s Suspension System and When to Get It Checked

Understanding Your Car’s Suspension System and When to Get It Checked

Our repair shop has seen countless vehicles come into the shop with suspension issues. Interestingly, most of these issues could’ve been prevented with little knowledge.

Your car’s suspension system carries the bulk of keeping you comfortable and safe on the road. It’s that important! It, therefore, makes sense to understand how it works and when to see a professional mechanic have it checked.

What Does Your Suspension System Do?

Your suspension system hosts various components that collaborate to keep the car’s wheels in contact with the road. The most important parts include control arms, springs, struts, and shocks.

The suspension system also dampens the effect of bumps, potholes, and other imperfections on the road. This ensures that you can enjoy a smoother ride.

When Should You Get Your Suspension System Checked?

Like every other part of your vehicle, your suspension will succumb to the forces of wear and tear. So, how do you tell if the suspension is due for repair or replacement?

We often tell our clients to watch out for the following:

  • Uneven tire wear
  • Difficulty steering or handling
  • Your vehicle yanks to one side while driving
  • A bumpy or rough ride
  • Clunking or squeaking noises when driving over bumps

Any of these symptoms tell you that the suspension is not okay and could do with some professional check. Reach out to A1 Performance Autorepair, and we’ll thoroughly assess your suspension. That’s what we do!

We often advise regular suspension system maintenance to prevent repairs that may cost you an arm and a leg. Bring your vehicle for periodic suspension checks, and we’ll be able to catch any problems early to prevent further damage.

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