Bring your car, truck, or C/SUV to Premier Auto Repair if it is doing any of the things listed below. These things are signs that the suspension is going bad and needs to be repaired. Generally, you should have your vehicle’s suspension inspected every 15,000 miles to make sure everything is operating as it should be. If it has been years since you’ve had your suspension inspected, you might notice the following.
Feeling Every Bump That You Drive Over
You will be able to feel every bump that you drive over because the struts and shocks have worn out and are no longer able to absorb the bumps. Generally, the struts and shocks need to be changed every 60,000 miles, but sometimes they will wear out sooner if they are not high in quality.
One Corner of the Vehicle Sits Lower
You also need to have suspension repair if one corner of your automobile is sitting lower than the other corners. This is a sign that the suspension spring on that wheel, the low corner, has broken. You may have heard a loud clunking noise when the spring broke. The spring will continue to clunk.
Side-Pulling When Steering Straight
Side-pulling when you are steering straight points to a problem with your automobile’s wheel alignment. Another sign that the wheels are not aligned is a crooked steering wheel. In other words, the logo on the steering wheel should be straight when the wheels are pointed straight.
The Car’s Body Dives, Squats, and Tilts
The struts and shocks keep your car’s body still even though there is a lot of momentum going on. In other words, they prevent the body from diving when you apply the brakes, squatting when you press down on the accelerator, and tilting when you turn around corners. The struts and shocks are worn and need to be replaced if your car’s body is making this momentum motion.
You Are Having Problems Steering
Finally, you may have problems steering your automobile if there is something wrong with the suspension. The problem may lie in the steering system or it could be something like a broken axle. You need to be able to steer your vehicle in order to stay safe on the road. If you are having problems steering it, have it towed to our shop instead of driving it.
We are Premier Auto Repair in Tyler, TX, and we can repair your automobile’s suspension. Call us today to schedule a service visit.