Time for new shocks or struts? Here is how to tell!
Modern vehicles are very complex machines, featuring the latest electronics, bluetooth technology, parking assisting, brake assistance and many more amazing features. But one of the oldest vehicle systems that has been providing safe, comfortable rides since close to the advent of the automobile is the suspension system. A healthy suspension system doesn't just provide a comfy ride, it also ensures your vehicle doesn't roll over while cornering and keeps all four wheels on the ground for better braking. To keep your ride safe be on the lookout for these signs you need suspension repair.
A quick test you can perform to see if your suspension is working well is to push on the hood or the trunk and watch the vehicle's reaction. It should bounce up and down 2-3 times before returning to normal ride height. If the vehicle continues to bounce you likely have worn out suspension parts that will need replacement.
One Corner of the Car Seems Lower
If one corner of your car seems lower, either visually or just as you drive, but the tire is properly inflated it is most likely because of failing suspension parts. This can cause control issues, such as making your car drift to one side as you drive, so this issue should be corrected as soon as possible.
If you ever feel a rolling sensation as you go around a corner it means your suspension or the anti-sway bar is not doing it's job. You should always feel like you're in complete control of our car every time you get behind the wheel, and old suspension that can't properly perform will make it seem as if you may roll or spin out around corners.
If you think you're having suspension problems take a peek at your struts and shocks to see if they have grease or oil on them. They use a specialized fluid and if it leaks out the suspension will not able to perform its job of keeping all four wheels constantly on the ground and providing you with a comfortable ride.
Suspension issues should not be taken lightly and need to be repaired right away in order to keep you and your passengers safe. If you need suspension repair in Everett be sure to talk with the team at ONB Automotive on Grand Avenue. Our expert auto repair technicians are standing by to help with any type of auto repair your car or truck requires. Give us a call at 425-317-9618 to request a quote or schedule professional auto repair in Everett today!
O.N.B. Automotive Blog
Written By Brian Corey
Published By MORBiZ