The suspension in a vehicle brings the feel of your car together and to some, is what makes a vehicle worthwhile. Without properly working suspension, your vehicle poses a hazard on the road and you will not have a smooth as possible ride.
It is always recommended that you add a vehicle suspension check onto other inspections that you may be stopping by for. Our experienced employees will be happy to help you with everything that you may need.
Signs that it’s time to have your suspension inspected include:
- Rough vehicle ride
- Drifting during turns
- Pulling during turns
- Front end dips when stopping
- Uneven tire treads
- Oily or damaged shocks
Here are some more details about the signs of a failing suspension:
Rough Vehicle Ride
A sure sign that your suspension is failing is when you start to experience bumpy rides on a smooth road. Another sign of failing suspension is when your car over-exaggerates every dip and bump in the road.
Drifting During Turns
Your vehicle will sometimes feel like it is drifting when you take a turn. The sharper the turn, the more you might feel a drift. This means that your suspension is no longer to hold the weight of your car and the risk of a rollover increases.
Pulling During Turns
Just as drifting during a turn, you may feel like your car is pulling away from you further than it should. If this is the case, you should get your car services as soon as possible.
Front End Dips When Stopping
With a failing suspension, you will experience more than usual “turbulence” when operating your car. A sure sign it’s time to get your suspension looked at is when the front of your car dips down too far to the road when you apply the brakes.
Uneven Tire Treads
You’re supposed to walk around your car every time before you get inside. That being said, you should keep an eye out for the wear of your tire treads. If the wear looks like it’s different between the front two tires or back two tires, there is a chance that your suspension is failing.
Oily Or Damaged Shocks
If you are able to take a look at the shocks under your vehicle, take a note if they appear oily or damage. Oily shocks are a sign that you have a leak that needs to be fixed immediately.